Innovate are so excited to welcome Adele Yellow Behaviour Analyst, to strengthen the team supporting children and adults with complex behaviours.
Adele Yellow is a Board-Certified, Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with over 20 years’ experience, improving the Quality of Life of individuals using evidence-based practice and the science of learning and behaviour. Adele’s primary experience is with children and adults who have a diagnosis of Autism and/or a Learning Disability, but she also has consultancy experience on an organisational level, improving staff performance and competency.
Adele is passionate about person centred care and placing the person first in their plan.
What Is Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural therapy is a term that describes a broad range of techniques used to change maladaptive behaviours. The goal is to reinforce desirable behaviours and eliminate unwanted ones.
Behavioural therapy is rooted in the principles of behaviorism, a school of thought focused on the idea that we learn from our environment. This approach emerged during the early part of the 20th-century and became a dominant force in the field for many years. Edward Thorndike was one of the first to refer to the idea of modifying behaviour.
Unlike the types of therapy that are rooted in insight (such as psychoanalytic therapy and humanistic therapies), behavioural therapy is action-based. Because of this, behavioural therapy tends to be highly focused. The behaviour itself is the problem and the goal is to teach people new behaviours to minimize or eliminate the issue