Behavior Consultation uses the science of Applied Behavior Analysis in conjunction with person-centered principles to produce socially significant outcomes. Challenging behaviors often occur because the behavior is being reinforced in the environment by either gaining something positive or escaping something negative. By focusing on the context and outcomes of the problem behavior in the environment, it is possible to determine the function of the behavior. After the function is determined, a plan is developed to make the challenging behavior less effective and efficient, and make the desired behavior more functional. This can involve changing system strategies, altering environments, and teaching new skills.
This service is provided by one of the following professionals: Licensed Behavior Analyst, Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst, or a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator.
Activities that may be necessary, but are not limited to, are as follows:
1. Interviewing individual and team members to identify issues to be addressed and desired outcomes of consultation
2. Observing the individual in their environment
3. Developing data collection methods that will help identify the antecedent, behavior, and consequence
4. Developing a support plan detailing the prevention, teaching, and reactive strategies
5. Training team members to implement interventions
6. Reviewing documentation and evaluating activities conducted by team members
The following funding sources are currently utilized: Developmental Disability Waiver, Comprehensive Services Act, Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services, IEP, contracts with organizations, and private pay.
Mentors use a strength-based approach in working with families to build relationships, which increase the likelihood that the individual will develop the necessary skills to meet treatment goals. Treatment will be tailored to the individual’s emotional and social needs. Mentors are able to work collaboratively with caregivers and professionals in a team-oriented approach to help the individual achieve goals set by the treatment team. Mentors have knowledge in challenging behavior and use preventative, teaching, and reactive strategies to meet treatment goals.
Mentoring is often used in conjunction with Behavior Consultation to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Types of strategies used:
1. Teaching and practicing coping skills
2. Role Playing
3. Social Skills Training
4. Relaxation Strategies
5. Teaching Replacement behaviors
6. Increasing positive communication skills
7. Practicing conflict resolution strategies
8. Skill acquisition in the community
The following funding sources are currently utilized: Comprehensive Services Act and private pay.
Positive Behavior Consulting has experience in providing behavioral trainings to the following:
Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Community Service Boards
Comprehensive Services Act teams
Intermediate Care Facilities
All trainings are individualized to meet the needs of your program.
Contact Us if you are interested in setting up a training for your program.