The Faison School
1701 Byrd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804.612.1947
contact@thefaisonschool.org


The Faison School Approach


Our Philosophy
Teaching children using evidence based procedures is an essential component of our instructional philosophy. All services are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and components of the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling (CABAS®) philosophy. The Faison School program is comprehensive in that it applies the findings from the science of behavior to teach students, parents, teachers, and supervisors.

Intensive individualization is provided to students, parents, and teachers by highly trained behavior analysts who are licensed special educators.

The Faison School is a data driven system of schooling. The data collected are continually reviewed and evaluated, and are used to monitor progress towards instructional goals and to determine when and what instructional changes may be necessary.

Our Curriculum
Children are taught skills individually and in groups across the following repertoires:
Listening, speaking, reading, writing, using a variety of reinforcers. The school age curriculum also consists of programs targeting VAAP goals, activities of daily living (ADL’s), SOL’s and pre-vocational and vocational goals. All curricular components are individualized for each student and implemented using evidence based procedures and data collection.


Staff and Training
The professionals at The Faison School are involved in an on-going program for acquiring expertise as strategic scientists of instruction. Each person’s level of competency in teaching and knowledge of the science of behavior is advanced each week as all teachers participate in regular teacher training modules. The teachers also participate in local and international conferences, training workshops and lectures.

Who We Are
The school employs consultants including Dr. Louis Hagopian from Kennedy Krieger Institute and Dr. Doug Greer from Teachers College, Columbia University.




The Faison School is a 501C3 non profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or gender.
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