Behavior Support includes assistance and guidance with all the goals necessary to confidently engage with your child exhibiting behavior concerns. Behavior concerns might vary in presentation from self injury and aggression to repetitive behaviors such as skin picking. Common elements of this service might include:
Completing behavior-specific assessments
Virtual observations of targeted behaviors to reduce
Creating and implementing a data collection system
Developing an initial home or community support plan focused on creating replacement behaviors
Providing education and technical assistance to carry out the behavior support plan
Understanding how to use the data collected to provide data-based information to other providers (e.g., medication management, schools, etc.)
Monitoring the success of the plan and/or adjusting as necessary.
This service is provided by a BCBA or BCaBA and is provided virtually (occasionally in person, geographically dependent). The goal in developing the behavior support plan is that Forward Integrated Services staff work together with the family/caregivers to develop a plan that is attainable and works best for the family to reduce problematic behaviors and increase appropriate behaviors.