These implementation guidelines are based on our background and areas of expertise. Nothing in this document should considered as formal legal advice. Please note examples of assessments and service type are not exhaustive. The information in this document may be freely disseminated, with proper credit given to HABA (Hawai’i Association for Behavior Analysis). For any questions, please contact Legislative Chair at email@example.com or President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"If the team decides that the child needs a particular service (including an intervention, accommodation, or other program modification), they MUST include a statement to that effect in the child's IEP."
"Teachers are NOT permitted to independently conduct functional behavior assessments, or to design, develop, or independently oversee applied behavior analysis services." Furthermore, "a licensed behavior analyst or a licensed psychologist is REQUIRED to conduct functional behavior assessments and to design and oversee applied behavior analysis services."
In order to practice behavior analysis in Hawai'i, you MUST be licensed.
Mahalo nui loa to the community (HSTA, HDRC, HABA, practitioners and parents) for collectively coming together to support our keiki and to protect our profession. These videos are from 2018. All original videos can be accessed via the Hawai'i State Capitol page. Select hearings are recorded. Videos are courtesy of the Hawai'i Capitol archive or via Dr. Kelly and our legislative committee members or the HABA board who attend hearings and record and upload videos afterwards.
In order to practice behavior analysis in Hawaii, you MUST be licensed. Instructions are listed on the application and include two different options for verification of certification from the BACB / DCCA Website: Behavior Analyst licensing program
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