Behavior Supports

We offer behavior supports for adults and children from our team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

Individualized Support Leads to Improved Quality of Life

Bethesda assists people in achieving their hopes and dreams through the support of behavioral therapy for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) will work one-on-one with your loved one, as well as with the family, to help identify and develop the skills your child needs to achieve their best possible life.

Our Approach

At Bethesda, we use the science of Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on four areas:

  1. Helping people safely, effectively, and respectfully communicate wants, needs, likes and dislikes in ways that are understood by others.
  2. Helping people safely and effectively gain the attention of others in ways that are understood by others.
  3. Helping people joyfully and safely engage in life’s activities.
  4. Helping people safely, effectively and diplomatically cope with adverse situations that are in their long-term best interest.

How Applied Behavior Analysis Works

Behavioral therapy is a highly customizable and positive approach to promoting behavior change, from reducing problem behaviors to promoting skill-building. A qualified and trained behavior analyst (BCBA) designs and directly oversees the program. They customize the plan to each person’s skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation. 

Here’s how it works:

  • A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst will conduct a detailed assessment of each person’s skills and preferences, and create a customized plan designed to promote positive changes in your child’s behavior.
  • The Behavior Analyst and a Registered Behavior Technician (under supervision of the Behavior Analyst) will work with you, your loved one and staff to implement the plan. This includes doing regular sessions with the individual, as well as providing training for staff and family.
  • The team tracks progress and uses ongoing data analysis to ensure the plan is continuously tailored to maximize effectiveness.

Goals can include many different skill areas, such as:

  • Communication and language
  • Social skills
  • Self-care (such as showering and toileting)
  • Play and leisure
  • Motor skills
  • Learning and academic skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Relationship Skills
  • Problem Solving and Coping Strategies

Contact Our Behavior Supports Staff

Contact Our Behavior Supports Staff

Get behavior support through Bethesda and you’ll get:

  • Expert help from experienced Board-Certified Behavior Analysts
  • Support for severe, moderate and mild behavioral issues
  • Programs that can be implemented in person or virtually
  • Programs customized to enhance the happiness and wellbeing of all involved

Behavioral therapists are available in Colorado, Illinois and Missouri. To learn more or find the program that’s right for you, call 920-206-4505 or fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you.

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