1. The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others,
2. The way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.
Challenging behaviors are sometimes a reality for individuals supported by our agency.
These behaviors can be a barrier to inclusion, and can often negatively impact the quality of life for the individuals we support.
Behavior Development Services is a growing program within the Community Living Program that currently has two full-time Behavior Consultants who work with families and individuals in Boone County providing in-home services. Our Consultants work with families on increasing quality of life and inclusion, while decreasing challenging behaviors.
Behavior Development Services provides services to a wide variety of consumers. Behavior Consultants work with children as young as 3-years-old to adults. Typically services are provided for 90 minutes each week for three to six months.
We utilize person-centered strategies designed for specific needs. We create and develop a variety of tools such as social stories, visual supports, various incentive programs, and token economy systems.
Our Behavior Consultants provide assistance with crisis intervention, one-on-one therapy, and targeted strategy development.
By utilizing positive behavior support, we see an increase in the quality of life for all Consumers as well as the continued development of more appropriate social behaviors.