About Us

Behavior Analysts’ Mission

Partington Behavior Analysts seeks to promote high quality, effective interventions for individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities by providing educational resources and training to parents and professionals.


About Us

In 1988, Dr. Partington founded Behavior Analysts, Inc. in order to provide effective, evidence-based services to individuals with autism and or other developmental delays. The original services focused on providing services to children in their homes and consultation with in the school systems. Being frustrated with the lack of evidence-based educational services that were provided by the public school systems, he opened the Strategic Teaching and Reinforcement System (STARS) School in 1991. The staff at Behavior Analysts also provided clinic-based services for families who wanted their child’s skills to be evaluated. The families received recommendations to teach specific objectives and strategies.

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2012 to Present

Faculty. Consorzio Universitario Humanitas (Rome, Italy). Responsibilities include teaching courses in behavior analysis and coordinator of behavior analysis course sequences approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

1992 to 1998

Part-tIme Faculty. Counseling Psychology Department, University of San Francisco. Responsibilities include teaching a doctoral level course in Single Subject Research Designs.

1983 to 1998

Part-tIme Faculty.Department of Education, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA. Responsibilities include supervision of student teachers and teaching courses including: Classroom Management (Special Education and Elementary Education), Autism, and Research Seminar.

1983 to 1985

Instructor. College of Alameda, Alameda, CA. Courses: Introduction to Developmental Disabilities Levels 1 and 2 (Behavior Modification & Skill Development), and Language Development.

1982

Instructor. Chabot College, Hayward, CA. Course: Behavior Modification.

1981

Visiting Assistant Professor. ChPsychology Department, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Course: Behavior Modification.

1980 to 1981

Visiting Assistant Professor. Psychology Department, West Virginia University. Courses: Exceptional Children, Social Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology.

1980

Instructor. Psychology Department, Valdosta State College, Valdosta, GA. Courses: Exceptional Children, and Behavior Modification.

Analysis of Verbal Behavior - Member of Editorial Review Board (1984 - 2000)

Behavior Analysis in Practice- Member of Editorial Review Board (2007- 2010)

Behavioral Interventions- Member of Editorial Review Board (1999 - 2004)

Education and Treatment of Children

  • - Member of Editorial Review Board (1993 -1995)
  • - Member of Editorial Review Board (1984-89)

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis - Guest Reviewer

Verbal Behavior News - Assistant Editor, 1982 & 1983

American Psychological Association - Full Member

Association for Behavior Analysis - Full Member

Association for Science in Autism Treatment – Previous Board Member

Behavior Analysts Certification Board – Previous Board Member

California Speech Language Hearing Association-Associate Member

Northern California Association for Behavior Analysis

  • 1992-93 Board of Directors, Member-at-large)
  • 1986-87 Newsletter Editor
  • 1985-86 President
  • 1984-85 President-Elect
  • 1983 Program Chairman

U.S. Autism Asperger Association, Advisory Board Member – 2009 to present

September, 1999. Public service Award for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis in Florida. Presented by the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis.

May, 2000. Award for Effective Presentation of Behavior Analysis in the Mass Media. Presented by the Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis.

  • Partington, J. W., & Partington, S.W. (2018). Learning to Motivate, Motivating to Learn: How To Make Learning Fun For Your Child With Autism. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W., & Partington, S.W. (2017). Success on the Spectrum: How to Teach Skills to Individuals with Autism. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W., Bailey, A., & Partington, S.W. (2016). A pilot study examining the test-retest and internal consistency reliability of the ABLLS-R. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282916678348
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2015). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Independent Living Skills Protocol. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2015). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Vocational Skills Protocol. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. (2014). Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2013). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, School Skills Protocol. Walnut Creek, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2012). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Community Skills Protocol. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2012). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Home Skills Protocol. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2012). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills, Basic Living Skills Protocol. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W. & Mueller, M. (2012). The Assessment of Functional Living Skills Guide, Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc. & Stimulus Publications.
  • Partington, J. W., Woodside, M., & Partington, S. W. (2012). Imitation: A Critical Component of Educational Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autism Spectrum Digest.
  • Partington, J. W. (2008). Capturing the Motivation of Children with Autism. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W. (2010) Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills- Revised: An assessment, curriculum guide and skills tracking system for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W., & Sundberg, M. L. (1998). Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills: An assessment for language delayed students. Danville, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Partington, J. W., Sundberg, M. L., Newhouse, L. & Spengler, S. M. (1994). Overcoming an autistic child's failure to acquire a tact repertoire. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis,
  • Partington, J. W. & Bailey, J. S. (1993). Teaching intraverbal behavior to preschool children. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 11, 9-18.
  • Partington, J. W., Sundberg, M. L., Iwata, B. A. & Mountjoy, P. T. (1979). A task-analysis approach to time telling instruction for normal and educably mentally impaired children. Education and Treatment of Children, 2, 17.
  • Sundberg, M. L. & Partington, J. W. (1999). The Need for Both Discrete Trial and Natural Environment Language Training for Children With Autism. In Ghezzi, P. M., Williams, W. L., & Carr, J. E. Autism: Behavior-analytic perspectives. Reno, NV: Context Press.
  • Sundberg, M. L. & Partington, J. W. (1998). Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities. Pleasant Hill, CA: Behavior Analysts, Inc.
  • Sundberg, M. L., Michael, J., Partington, J. W., & Sundberg, C.A. (1996). The role of automatic reinforcement in early language acquisition. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 13, 21-38.
  • Sundberg, M. L. & Partington, J. W. (1983). Skinner's Verbal Behavior: An Update on the Reference List. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2.
  • Sundberg, M. L. & Partington, J. W. (1982). Skinner's Verbal Behavior: A Reference List. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 1, 3-5.
  • Ward, S. J., Osnes, P. G., & Partington, J. W. (2007). The effect of a delay of noncontingent reinforcement during a pairing procedure in the development of stimulus control of automatically reinforced vocalizations. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 23, 151.

Substantial Research Supports Dr. Partington’s Products:

The products offered at BAI are all grounded in scientific research and limits the use of highly technical language. We pride ourselves in developing products that are clear-cut and data driven—we want our customers, and their learners, to be able to benefit from our products. Further, Dr. Partington, the founder and CEO of BAI, developed the vast majority of the products offered on our website. In his over 45 years of experience, Dr. Partington consulted on over 1000 cases, received international recognition from parents, teachers, and respected figures in the field of behavior analysis, published several articles in major scientific journals, and developed many books, DVDs, and assessments that are widely used today by both parents and leading researchers in autism treatment. If you are looking from guidance from one of the leading figures in the area of autism treatment, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our products and begin to make a monumental difference in your child’s life today!


Detailed Info for Educators:

Managing several students and still finding adequate time to manage and develop their IEP objectives can be a highly stressful and time-consuming set of tasks. Having worked first hand in and with several school districts that use or have used our products (e.g., Oakland Unified School District, San Jose Unified School District and other major municipalities), we know and understand the impact that such tasks and the limited amount of resources can have on educators and their quality of life.

BAI offers solutions to educators that will enable them to more efficiently complete many of their essential tasks without the stress and hassle. For example, one of our products can be used to thoroughly assess the skills of a learner, determine developmentally appropriate educational priorities (based on the learner’s existing skills), instantly develop an IEP, and allows multiple people (e.g., the child’s parents, other professionals, etc.) to track the child’s skill development over the course of time (i.e., the WebABLLS). This tool is so powerful and popular that major municipalities have contracted with BAI so their special education teachers can access and use WebABLLS! In addition to our online products, we also offer books that provide research-based strategies that are useful for determining educational priorities and teaching specific skills to individuals with developmental delays. Stop by our online store and pick up the resources that will make a positive difference in both your life and your students’ lives today!


Detailed Info for Clinicians:

With ongoing research in behavior analysis and autism treatment, it can be quite difficult and time-consuming to keep up with the latest developments. Further, an effective clinician will possess a vast set of skills that will allow for him or her to help a wider range of individuals on the autism spectrum. Some of these skills might include the knowledge of how to efficiently conduct skills assessments, use any data obtained to identify developmentally appropriate educational priorities, how to teach specific skills, working collaboratively with parents and teachers, and more!

Here at BAI, our products are geared to help both new and well-seasoned clinicians alike. Whether you are seeking to learn to identify and use the most effective treatment strategies, how to efficiently assess a student and use the data obtained to determine developmentally educational priorities, to access evidence-based criterion referenced assessments or supplemental material to facilitate the teaching process, or accessing powerful teaching materials that will leave your staff and the parents you work with well-prepared and motivated to teach skills to individuals with autism, BAI can help! Our online store is a treasure chest for clinicians who want to hone their existing skills, add new skills, and want to make a bigger difference in the lives of the clients they serve!


Detailed info for Parents:

Finding quality, evidence-based resources that lay out the steps and skills needed to maximize the development of your child with autism, in easy-to-understand language, is often a very difficult task. There are many resources available for parents but most contain at least one major flaw. For example, some products are not backed by a sufficient amount of scientific research whereas others may be written in highly technical terms that render it difficult to understand and use. Ideally, a product will have a proven track record and is developed or written in such a way that the user will easily be able to understand how to use or apply it and what the product will accomplish.

The products offered at BAI are all grounded in scientific research and limits the use of highly technical language. We pride ourselves in developing products that are clear-cut and data driven—we want our customers, and their learners, to be able to benefit from our products. Further, Dr. Partington, the founder and CEO of BAI, developed the vast majority of the products offered on our website. In his over 45 years of experience, Dr. Partington consulted on over 1000 cases, received international recognition from parents, teachers, and respected figures in the field of behavior analysis, published several articles in major scientific journals, and developed many books, DVDs, and assessments that are widely used today by both parents and leading researchers in autism treatment. If you are looking for guidance from one of the leading figures in the area of autism treatment, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our products and begin to make a monumental difference in your child’s life today!

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