Behavior Support Services

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Helps individuals with disabilities and their families learn effective practices to alleviate every day barriers.  Our BCBA will provide training, supervision, and assistance in helping your loved one with appropriate expressions of emotions and desires, gain acquisition of socially appropriate behaviors, and  reduction of inappropriate behaviors. We will design the behavior support plan that is tailored to each individual. This service can be paid for through the Medicaid Waiver Family Support Services, or private pay.

All therapy services are provided in an inclusive community setting at Kids Play Gym.  Children receiving services will utilize both the public gym space, as well as our private therapy areas.  All children that are receiving services will be granted free admission to the public gym space, either before or after their session with parental supervision.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Behavior Support Services?

It is a behavior management program that is used to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behavior. People's inappropriate behaviors are difficult to change because they are functional; they serve a purpose for them. These behaviors are supported by reinforcement in the environment. In the case of students and children, often adults in a child’s environment will reinforce his or her undesired behaviors because the child will receive objects and/or attention because of their behavior.

How does the specialist diagnose the child?

Our BCBA will conduct a functional behavior assessment (FBA) to clearly describe the behaviors, identify the contexts (events, times, and situation) that predict when behavior will and will not occur, and identify consequences that maintain the behavior. They also summarize and create a hypothesis about the behavior, directly observe the behavior and take data to get a baseline. The positive behavior support process involves goal identification, information gathering, hypothesis development, support plan design, implementation and monitoring.

FUN FACT:

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