BEHAVIOR SERVICES

For some patients, a behavior plan will be recommended in treating the neurological disorder. Behavior interventions are an integral part of treatment plans for many neurological disorders. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, sleep disorders and more will learn to perform routine tasks, integrate in a classroom setting and socialize with peers from behavior therapy.

CNNH’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s) use evidence-based procedures such as incidental teaching, pivotal response training, interactive play-based approaches, structured skill building activities, and positive behavior supports/reinforcement programs to customize a behavior intervention plan.

Assessments and Consultations

CNNH’s Board Certified Behavior Analysts deliver behavioral supports to children with neurological delays in the classroom and in our office setting. We work with families or school districts to provide comprehensive evaluations, consultations, teacher/parent training and supports.

Our staff can provide a full range of behavioral assessment services including:

  • Functional Assessment Interview,
  • Functional Behavior Assessment,
  • Functional Analysis,
  • Development of Behavior Support Plans,
  • Materials development,
  • Teacher training,
  • Parent training,
  • Classroom support
  • Direct therapy services in our office

RBASSMWe can also offer many of these supports with our Remote Behavior Assistance and Support (RBAS℠) video imaging system. Click the link to learn more about this system installed in the home or classroom…

Consultations for Families and School Districts

Functional Assessment Interview 
is a comprehensive initial assessment including interviews with parents, brief observations of the child in the office setting, and the completion of a variety behavior instruments (Functional Assessment Screening Tool, Problem Behavior Questionnaire and Brief Behavior Screen). These assessments assist in determining antecedents, consequences, potential function of behavior, and reinforcer preferences.   If, after the interview, behavior services are recommended a report complete with recommendations will be developed along with any necessary materials or behavior support plans.

Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) are collected, if, after the functional assessment interview is completed, direct observation of the child in the natural environment (ie: home, school, daycare, etc) is necessary. This direct observation allows the clinician to observe a child in the environment where the problem behavior is occurring. Data will be collected from the observation and recommendations based on the child’s needs and needs of the environment will be offered.  The FBA involves direct observation (live or via TACT/TOPS), data analysis, development of a behavior support plan, material development, and training for parents, care takers, teachers, and academic support staff.

Abbreviated Functional Analysis 
is a method based on the research conducted by Dr. Brian Iwata used to assess functional relationships between self-injury and specific environmental events.  Data is taken across four conditions (Demand, Attention, Play, and Alone) in the office with two clinicians and the use of a one-way mirror. One clinician carries out the conditions while the other takes data on each of the conditions.   Results from each condition indicate features of the social and physical environment that may play a role in maintaining, decreasing, or eliminating self-injury.

Individualized Treatment

Behavior-based motivational strategies are offered for children diagnosed with learning disabilities or developmental delays (i.e., ADD/ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum Disorders) to strengthen an education plan.

Once a child’s needs have been determined and a behavior plan developed, our board certified behavior analysts are available to offer the following treatment services:

  • Direct therapy services in our office
  • Observation and data collection,
  • Task analysis
  • Motivational system
  • Activity schedules
  • Facilitated Communication
  • Picture boards
  • Materials development,
  • Teacher training,
  • Parent training,
  • Classroom support

About ABA

For individuals with behavioral issues, CNNH clinicians may recommend Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA therapy is an empirically based therapy placing emphasis on functional skills that are meaningful in day-to-day life.  It uses reinforcement in structured and natural environments to help individuals learn new skills.  Skills that are addressed range from simple to complex and are individualized to meet the needs of the individual participating in the program.

Goals are broken down into smaller measurable units using discrete trial, pivotal response training, incidental teaching, and natural environment teaching to foster pre-academic and academic skills, social skills, self-care skills, language and communication.

The therapy incorporates a variety of materials including icon based communication systems (if needed), iPad training for

In Office Behavior Services at CNNH

School District Behavior Services at CNNH

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