What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy uses an evidence-based approach that is used to make socially significant changes in behavior to improve the lives of children.

Key Behavior uses ABA’s scientific approach to assess and analyze a child’s behaviors and ability, and uses that information to identify effective strategies to teach the child new skills and improve behaviors. Using ABA can teach children skills that will improve communication, social skills, other important behaviors.

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying." ~ B.F. Skinner

Our Approach

At Key Behavior Services, we believe that all children have the ability to learn and grow. If a child is not learning or making progress, we have to look at our teaching strategies and adjust accordingly to ensure that the child is learning and making strong progress.

Our team of professionals at Key Behavior has experience working with children from 18 months old up to 22 years old. All services provided are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Many of the children who benefit from ABA Therapy are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder , however, we have and will work with children with a different diagnosis or no diagnosis at all.

About Key Behavior

Key Behavior Services, LLC, was formed in 2013 by Hal Houseworth, BCBA. Key Behavior provides a variety of services using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Key Behavior provides ABA services throughout the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. Key Behavior specializes with in-home ABA programs and school based services, and also provides include professional development, Independent Education Evaluations (IEE), consultations, telehealth and other behavior analytic services.
Hal Houseworth, BCBA
Executive Director
Hal has worked with individuals using the principles of ABA since 2009, and has provided school’s with staff training throughout the United States, Canada, and in Jamaica. Hal graduated from Wright State University with his Master's in Education in 2009 and became a Board Certified Behaivor Analyst in 2012. Hal formed Key Behavior Services to provide ABA services throughout the Dayton and Cincinnati area's. Hal has worked with individuals between the ages of 2 and 21 years of age in a variety of settings. Hal has served as the Education Chair for OHABA and is an adjunct professor at Wright State University. He has also presented at several conferences in Ohio and the Midwest.
Lisa Houseworth, BCBA
Clinical Director
Lisa has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders using the principles of ABA and Verbal Behavior since 2001. In 2005, Lisa graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, and then continued her education by graduating from the University of Dayton Law School in May, 2010. Lisa has had experience in as the director of center-based programs in Dayton and Wapakoneta, school consulting, and also overseeing in-home programs. She has worked with individuals ranging in age from 2 years old through young adults. Lisa has been with Key Behavior Services since January, 2015. 
Kristen Shaw, BCBA
Senior Clinician
Kristen has worked with children and adolescents who have special needs, primarily Autism Spectrum Disorders, utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2007. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and became a BCaBA in 2011. She completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Capella University in April, 2017 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in May, 2017. Kristen has overseen programming and worked directly with individuals who have special needs in a variety of different settings, including, private and public schools, in-home, center-based, and community-based programs. Kristen has worked for Key Behavior since April, 2015 and primarily oversees ABA services in the Cincinnati area.
Becca Bayman, BCBA
Senior Clinician
Becca Bayman has been employed with Key Behavior Services since March 2017. She has been working with children and adults with Autism spectrum disorder, while utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, since October of 2000. She has worked in vocational settings, home-based programs, center based programs, and also worked in many human services agencies which serve a multitude of populations. She graduated from Wright State University in 2003 with a B.S in Rehabilitation Services. She then graduated with a Master's degree in Counseling Studies, with a concentration in Advanced Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University in April 2015. Becca attained her BCBA in December of 2016. 
Hannah Roberts, BCBA
Hannah joined the Key Behavior team in July 2017 with over five years of experience utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and additional mental health diagnoses. She graduated from Indiana University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Hannah obtained her Master’s Degree in 2015 from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorders, and she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in February of 2016. Throughout that time, she gained experience working with a wide range of ages in a variety of settings, including center based and residential. In addition, Hannah has supervised and supported staff implementing programming based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior to ensure high-quality services and individualized support.
Anthony Moeder, BCBA
Anthony has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2015. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2012. He earned a Master’s and Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology at the University of Cincinnati in 2015 and attained his BCBA in December, 2016. Anthony has consulted in multiple school-based settings and worked with individuals from preschool to high school. Anthony has been with Key Behavior since February, 2017.

School Services

Key Behavior provides services to multiple districts in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas. These services include staff trainings, development of behavior intervention plans, functional behavior assessments (FBA’s), and independent educational evaluations. Services are provided to students in kindergarten through high school.

Staff Training

Key Behavior provides staff training to a variety of organizations, including school districts, small agencies, and non-profit organizations. Topics for training include, but are not limited to:

  • Registered Behavior Technician
  • Intro to ABA
  • Verbal Behavior
  • Data Collection
  • Functional Living Skills
  • Behavior Management


In-Home ABA

Key Behavior provides in-home programs for children between the ages of 2 and 21. Programs are individualized to each child, and therefore, can vary significantly from student to student. We provide trained behavior technicians to many of the families we serve, although some families receive BCBA-only services too. 

Some insurance plans now cover ABA services in Ohio. Key Behavior  is an in-network provider for the following companies, and also accepts private-pay clients.

  • Tricare North
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • Humana
  • Autism Scholarship Program


Key Behavior offers online payment options through PayPal for our clients.


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