Behavior Consultation &
Person Centered Planning
All behavior is communication, including cursing, hitting, biting, throwing things, and other responses that appear not to match the situation. Together we will learn the function of these behaviors and establish goals to learn more effective ways to communicate.
Positive Behavior Supports
Behavior Consultation using the Positive Behavior Support model is provided in the individual’s home or other natural environments and involves the individual, family, and/or their interdisciplinary team. Positive behavior support services focus on increasing the individual’s ability to meet their needs in socially acceptable ways, using positive reinforcement instead of imposing "negative consequences," and also by enhancing quality of life through person centered planning in order to reduce or eliminate his/her challenging behaviors. A functional behavior assessment is completed to determine what the individual is trying to accomplish with their challenging behaviors. Next, a positive behavior support plan is developed with the team that includes evidence based strategies drawn from the science of multiple fields, including sociology, social work, psychology, applied behavior analysis, disability studies, etc. Strategies described in the plan are designed to prevent challenging behaviors before they occur, teach new skills and replacement behaviors, and ways to react when challenging behaviors occur. The facilitator provides training and support throughout the process, and data is collected to evaluate progress.
To request services, download a referral packet here and fax the completed forms to 888-837-2802.
Please complete a separate consent form and Team Member Agreements for
each agency/service provider on the team.
Person Centered Planning
Person centered planning involves learning what is important to the individual, as well as what is important regarding their care, health and safety needs. Action plans are developed based upon the individual’s long-term goals, immediate desires, day-to-day preferences, as well as their strengths and abilities. Sometimes changes in environments and approaches based upon the person centered action plan are all that are needed to support the individual so they no longer need to communicate with challenging behaviors.
made by individuals and parents/guardians/authorized representatives for quarterly reports to case managers
"You’ve been helping me a lot.” ~ a young woman diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, and PTSD
“On a scale of 1-10, it’s a 10. You’ve helped us a lot in areas we weren’t expecting. Thank you Laura for all your help and guidance on our journey with my daughter’s independence! You have given us the boost that we needed! Looking forward to the New Year and all the new and exciting things my daughter will do!” ~ mother of a young woman who has Intellectual Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, and is on the Autism Spectrum
“I am very pleased with your services for my son. You continue to be committed to providing quality services. You have helped his new place of day program modify the behavior plan to their setting and setting up success in that environment. The behavior plan was praised by the one group homes we visited.” ~ mother of a young man with Intellectual Disabilities and on the Autism Spectrum
“Your communication is clear with my son and me. He seems to be doing better. It’s just awesome!” ~ mother of an elementary aged boy diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities