Behavioral services provide extra supports needed to improve overall life quality and maximize one’s potential. Behavioral Therapists provide individuals with skills and training to help achieve their goals within their homes, workplaces, and communities.
A Closer Look at Behavior Management
- Communication and language skills
- Social skills
- Safety awareness and wandering
- Aggressive behaviors (physical and verbal)
- Tantrum behaviors
- Property destruction or mishandling
- Self-injurious behavior
- Task refusal
- Hygiene and toileting
- Daily living skills
- Food-related and weight issues
- Workplace performance
- Building and maintaining healthy relationships
- Difficult transitions and changes in routine
A Closer Look at Behavior Management:
- A Functional Assessment will be conducted which includes: interviews, assessments, observations, and data collection.
- A Behavior Support Plan is developed with outlined strategies to help individuals meet their goals.
- Therapists teach caregivers and team members how to implement behavioral strategies.
- Data is collected and a quarterly report is provided showing the effectiveness of the strategies.
- Face-to-face sessions with the behavioral therapist are conducted within the individual’s home, community, day program, workplace, or at the therapist’s office.
- Visits are conducted frequently as determined by the individual’s waiver budget.
- Therapists consult with the individual’s waiver support team and attend team meetings to assess the individualized support plan (ISP).