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Our History

Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. (IBT) was established in 2002 to address the near-total lack of autism treatment services in Kansas, where an estimated 48% of the population lives in rural communities. IBT has developed a network of trained providers in cities, towns, and rural communities across the state to provide services that range from consultation and training in homes, schools, and communities to direct in-home ABA treatment ranging from 10 to 40 hours/week for each child.

The founder of IBT, Linda Heitzman-Powell, Ph.D., is a BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist, and professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Heitzman-Powell has worked for the last 25 years with children with behavioral challenges, specializing over the last 12 years with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition, Dr. Heitzman-Powell has been an advocate for children and families affected by autism in the State of Kansas through direct service, training, research, and her significant involvement with legislation related to the Kansas Autism Waiver and Kansas Autism Insurance Mandates (HB 2744 & HB 2367).

Since its inception, IBT has grown from Dr. Heitzman-Powell and a handful of providers providing a few families with direct ABA consultation and programming to a company that employs over 75 clinical staff across the entire State of Kansas.

Our History

Integrated Behavioral Technologies, Inc. (IBT) was established in 2002 to address the near-total lack of autism treatment services in Kansas, where an estimated 48% of the population lives in rural communities. IBT has developed a network of trained providers in cities, towns, and rural communities across the state to provide services that range from consultation and training in homes, schools, and communities to direct in-home ABA treatment ranging from 10 to 40 hours/week for each child.

The founder of IBT, Linda Heitzman-Powell, Ph.D., is a BCBA-D, Licensed Psychologist, and professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Dr. Heitzman-Powell has worked for the last 25 years with children with behavioral challenges, specializing over the last 12 years with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. In addition, Dr. Heitzman-Powell has been an advocate for children and families affected by autism in the State of Kansas through direct service, training, research, and her significant involvement with legislation related to the Kansas Autism Waiver and Kansas Autism Insurance Mandates (HB 2744 & HB 2367).

Since its inception, IBT has grown from Dr. Heitzman-Powell and a handful of providers providing a few families with direct ABA consultation and programming to a company that employs over 75 clinical staff across the entire State of Kansas.

Our Services

Home and Community Based ABA Services

Parent Training

Behavioral Assessment and Consultation

Psychological Services

Workshops & Type 2 CE Credits

TKP & IBT-C

Training

IBT recognizes that the best way to build sustainability of evidence-based services in rural communities is to provide education and training to the members of that local community.  IBT does this by providing workshops for parents, school staff, and other community members (often free of charge).  IBT has developed and provided evidence to support the use of training programs for behavioral technicians (those that work under the supervision of a behavioral consultant), parents of children with autism, and individuals seeking supervision in route to their Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst certifications.  These programs were developed to be delivered in person or from a distance using telehealth technology.  Finally, IBT serves as a practicum and internship site for students from local universities in psychology, applied behavior analysis, and other educational and social service degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research

Providing distance-based ABA training, supervision, and service is a relatively new area of research.  IBT uses its expertise to add to the growing literature to ensure that distance-based models have the same rigor and effectiveness as face-to-face service delivery models.  IBT has been awarded several local and federal grants to help support their research promoting equal access to evidence-based services and present their findings at several national and international conferences and journals to continue building capacity and evidence to support these models.

Internships

IBT offers supervised field experience (fieldwork and concentrated fieldwork) to individuals pursuing certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. We offer various opportunities for skill growth (e.g., direct implementation, consultant-level training, indirect hours) in a home and community-based setting. Individuals working on their supervised field experience may also have the opportunity to work on specialized projects (e.g., functional analyses, quality assurance) or work in our small clinic-based setting in Northeast Kansas. IBT also offers research experience and opportunities that qualify as supervised field experience. Multiple supervisors with diverse experience are available for supervision throughout the company, and telehealth-based supervision can help connect students with supervisors that fit their training needs.

Training

IBT recognizes that the best way to build sustainability of evidence-based services in rural communities is to provide education and training to the members of that local community.  IBT does this by providing workshops for parents, school staff, and other community members (often free of charge).  IBT has developed and provided evidence to support the use of training programs for behavioral technicians (those that work under the supervision of a behavioral consultant), parents of children with autism, and individuals seeking supervision in route to their Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst certifications.  These programs were developed to be delivered in person or from a distance using telehealth technology.  Finally, IBT serves as a practicum and internship site for students from local universities in psychology, applied behavior analysis, and other educational and social service degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research

Providing distance-based ABA training, supervision, and service is a relatively new area of research.  IBT uses its expertise to add to the growing literature to ensure that distance-based models have the same rigor and effectiveness as face-to-face service delivery models.  IBT has been awarded several local and federal grants to help support their research promoting equal access to evidence-based services and present their findings at several national and international conferences and journals to continue building capacity and evidence to support these models.

Internships

IBT offers supervised field experience (fieldwork and concentrated fieldwork) to individuals pursuing certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. We offer various opportunities for skill growth (e.g., direct implementation, consultant-level training, indirect hours) in a home and community-based setting. Individuals working on their supervised field experience may also have the opportunity to work on specialized projects (e.g., functional analyses, quality assurance) or work in our small clinic-based setting in Northeast Kansas. IBT also offers research experience and opportunities that qualify as supervised field experience. Multiple supervisors with diverse experience are available for supervision throughout the company, and telehealth-based supervision can help connect students with supervisors that fit their training needs.

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