In the Behavior Analysis for Inclusive Vaccine Administration (BAIVA) training, health care professionals learn behavioral techniques to help promote cooperation, comfort, and safety during vaccine administration and healthcare visits.
The training consists of an on-line video, supplemental handbook, and live (virtual) Q&A sessions. Healthcare providers receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training. Additional support and supplemental trainings are also available upon request.
Project Behavior Analysis for Inclusive Vaccine Administration (BAIVA) is the product of a collaboration between the University of Houston-Clear Lake's Behavior Analysis Program and the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities. The project aims to train medical professionals how to create more welcoming environments for individuals with disabilities during vaccine administration. The goal of this training is to combat healthcare disparities experienced by individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).
This training was created by a team at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
The team currently consists of:
- Dorothea Lerman, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Professor and Director of the UHCL Center for Autism Developmental Disabilities
- Loukia Tsami, M.A., BCBA, LBA
- Andrea Hoang, B.S.
- Jennifer T. Nguyen, B.S.A.