Positive Behavior Supports Plus, Inc.
Positive Behavior Supports Plus, Inc. strives to help children, adolescents, and adults achieve their highest quality of life by changing their unproductive behavior patterns and learning new ways to achieve their immediate desires and long-term goals. Positive Behavior Supports Plus, Inc. offers Behavior Consultation services, Therapeutic Listening® to address multiple sensory issues (through Vital Links), therapeutic skill development, and training/workshops for agencies and staff.
Laura Sabados, PBSF, MT-BC
Laura earned Bachelor’s degrees in Music Therapy and Music Education in 1986 and became a Music Therapist-Board Certified in 1991. She was endorsed as a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator (PBSF) in 2008 and engages in frequent continuing education activities to remain current in the fields of Music Therapy and Positive Behavior Supports. Laura has over 30 years of professional experience working with individuals throughout the life span diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Mental Health diagnoses, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a variety of physical and sensory disabilities, and co-occurring conditions. Laura worked for state psychiatric hospitals, community services boards, and other community agencies and private providers before beginning a full-time private practice in Positive Behavior Supports in 2013; positions included direct services, participation on therapeutic interdisciplinary teams, training staff, team leadership, and supervision of up to 11 staff. She is familiar with the following Virginia regulations: Licensure, Human Rights, and Medicaid, and also chaired a medical records committee at a community services board. Laura has a passion for helping individuals and their teams achieve their goals, and has been a member of the Virginia PBS Network Executive Steering Committee since it began in 2015.
"I have worked with Laura for agency training, as well as for individual assessments and planning. Laura presents information in an engaging, user-friendly way. She also takes a holistic view of the individuals she supports, using input from everyone involved. Her services range beyond just data collection; she evaluates sensory needs, daily routines, consistency, dietary considerations, physical health conditions, trauma history, and social dynamics that all contribute to behavioral issues. Laura sticks with people, families and providers for the long term, using a team approach. I have very much enjoyed working with Positive Behavior Supports Plus, Inc. and highly recommend Laura’s services."
Rebecca Ledingham, BA, QIDP
Regional Coordinator, Central Virginia