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Positive Behavior Supports

What are Positive Behavior Supports?

Positive behavior support plans will address problematic, maladaptive and dangerous behavior and will seek to replace the behavior with more adaptive, socially appropriate behavior.  Behavior support plans can be developed for children or adults and may or may not be accompanied by concurrent cognitive therapy.

Behavior support plans are developed through conducting a functional behavior assessment to determine the underlying motivating function of the behavior.  Typically, the person exhibiting the problematic behavior and those who know them well are interviewed in an effort to understand all relevant aspects of the behavior.  Data are gathered which detail both the frequency and relative severity of the behavior.  Then, a set of procedures are developed to prevent the behavior from occurring by teaching an alternative replacement behavior that satisfies the motivating function.  The plan also outlines reactive procedures for addressing the problem behavior when it occurs.

Behavior support plans are reviewed by a psychologist and a clinical social worker for efficacy and technical quality assurance.

To learn more about this service or to schedule the development of a behavior support plan, contact Dave Skinner using the contact information below.

For more information please contact Dave Skinner:

785-272-5501 X114

800-798-1309 X114