Our Behavior Management Program Philosophy:
We teach behavior modification techniques and use principals of ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) in addition to other scientifically-based approaches. We believe in teaching parents and children the tools and techniques to use on their own to create positive behaviors. Through many years of implementing this program we have found that the intensity of this model works best when decreasing problematic behaviors. We fade behavior coaches out as quickly as possible after training parents on techniques, so when they leave, parents have the ability and tools to handle any problematic behavior that may come up.
Our Goal for Families:
Once the child becomes more proficient in self-monitoring and self-regulating their thoughts, behaviors and actions parents will become more prepared to use tools and techniques to implement behavioral strategies and methodologies on their own.
What to Expect:
We start the process by meeting a family for a detailed consultation for 1 1/2-2 hours. In this meeting we discuss history and present level of problematic behaviors. We will provide a unique and individualized approach to addressing problematic behaviors while identifying practical methods to minimize these behaviors. The goal is to create healthy systems within the family structure that can be generalized to other areas of the child’s life. We teach parents the origin of the behavior with emphasis on why children (with and without perceptual challenges) behave the way they do and how they can be supported to be empowered by learning new ways to interact with themselves and others. During follow-up sessions, children and the parent (s) usually meet with Dr. Nach on a weekly basis, to learn and practice new approaches problematic issues.