IF A CHILD CAN'T LEARN THE WAY WE TEACH,
WE SHOULD TEACH THE WAY THE CHILD LEARNS.
Our team of Licensed Behavior Specialists and Therapeutic Staff Support
provide professional behavioral services to meet each child's needs.
Licensed Behavior Specialist Consultant
The BSL is a Licensed Master’s or Doctoral level mental health professional that provides behavioral intervention consultation services to the treatment team for a child or adolescent as prescribed by the psychologist and agreed upon by the treatment team.
The BS, in collaboration with other members of the treatment team, designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan which is individualized to each child and to family needs.
The BSL identifies behavioral goals and intervention techniques, and recommends non-aversive behavioral change methods.
The BSL primarily provides assessment, program design, monitoring and serves as consultant to the treatment team while maintaining some direct contact with the child and family
The BSL provides observations of the child in the school, home, and community setting as part of the initial assessment in preparation for designing the intervention plan. The BSL will provide the development of the intervention plan and instruction to other members of the treatment team concerning their roles and responsibilities in implementing the plan.
The BSL provides consultation to the treatment team when problems arise in the implementation of the plan.
*These services are not designed to replace any behavioral services listed on a child’s IEP that a school district may already be providing. If appropriate services are already in place in the school and the child needs an additional plan for home and community, the BSC should coordinate efforts with the school personnel so that the plans compliment each other.
Therapeutic Staff Support
TSS services are supportive, time-limited, 1:1 planned behavioral health interventions directed by a detailed treatment plan.
TSS services are to be used when other resources and services are documented as insufficient or inadequate to meet the needs of the child and family, or as a step-down from a more restrictive setting to reinforce the effect of treatment and help establish community supports.
The TSS worker assists in the implementation of behavioral interventions involving the child, family, and other caregivers as defined in the treatment plan.
TSS services may be provided in a variety of different settings, including the child’s home, daycare center, school, adoptive/foster home, group home, and a non-secure juvenile justice setting.
TSS services may not “stand alone” and the minimum of a master’s level clinician must provide services to the family.
A master’s level clinician must also supervise the TSS.
TSS is always guided by a treatment plan that has beed developed from direct observations and information gathered from representatives from home, school, and other community settings.