WHAT DOES A BEHAVIOR CONSULTANT DO
Gather information through observation, interview, and other indirect measures to create a functional assessment and behavior support plan.
Identify target behaviors that are important to the family that will be addressed in the behavior plan.
Develop interventions with a focus on least restrictive, evidence-based strategies.
Train staff and caregivers on the behavior support plan using behavior skills training methods. This will be done quarterly or as needed with new staff.
Describe, model, role play, practice, feedback.
Gather, assess, and analyze data collected by staff/caregivers.
Complete a monthly summary with description of services provided and a visual representation of data collected in order to show progress on target behaviors and replacement skills.
Schedule a monthly visit and collaborate with appropriate team members as needed.
WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF CAREGIVERS
Provide background information (medical, familial, legal, etc) and details about behaviors of concern.
Participate in data collection that is outlined in the behavior support plan.
How often, how severe, when it happens, etc.
Participate in monthly meetings to provide updates in client progress, new or worsening behaviors of concern, medical updates, etc.
Read and sign all intake forms. Provide proof of guardianship if applicable.
Participating in training on the behavior support plan, data collection procedures, replacement behaviors, and other behavior strategies.
Implement strategies following training.
Be present or otherwise available during the behavior consultation visits.