Crisis Intervention Services – System of Care for Behavior Analysis Services
The main difference between Crisis Intervention Services and Traditional Behavior Change Treatment is the acceleration of the training because of the severity of the behavior issues and the level of risk associated.
- Science: Applied Behavior Analysis: evidence-based, scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment.
- Technology: developed to change behavior for the benefit of the individual
- Goal: to increase socially valid behavior (functional communication, sleep, hygiene, self-care) and decrease aggressive or non-functional behavior (physical aggression, verbal aggression, self-injury, and other challenging behaviors)
PHASE 1 Assess, Analyze, Plan | Approximately 1-2 Weeks
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 1 Assess
- Determining family’s concerns and needs
- Developing system of collecting data
- Interviewing family, doctors, teachers, and the individual client
- Conducting assessments with client – examples: FAST, FA, ABC, Vineland, VB-MAPP, Essentials For Living Assessment Tools
- Reviewing relevant records – Examples: psychological assessments, school records, IEP, medical history
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 1 Analyze
- What behaviors could provide alternatives to challenging behaviors?
- What behaviors would create new ways of responding and decrease challenging behaviors?
- What deficits does the client have that we can help with?
- What does the family bring to the table related to deficits and contributions to support behavior change?
- Are there medical considerations that need to be determined or ruled out?
- What else do we need to know to develop a plan of action?
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 1 Plan
- Development customized plan for client
- Collaborate with the family, client, medical providers, teachers, and any other providers or relevant stakeholders
- Create goals to decrease challenging behaviors
- Create goals to increase functional behaviors
- Include medical treatment that must be followed
- Determine methods to evaluate treatment
PHASE 2 Teach, Train, Evaluate | Approximately 2-6 Weeks
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 2 Teach
- Implement behavior plan with client and caregivers
- Model behavior plan for staff and caregivers
- Instruct behavior plan with staff and caregivers
- Review behavior plan regularly for understanding
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 2 Train
- In-the-moment coaching of behavior techniques with staff and caregivers
- Review behavior plan and role play
- Discuss challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome
- Develop individualized competencies to test implementation of staff and caregivers
- Review data, graphs and progress
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 2 Evaluate
- Review progress of caregivers & staff
- Data collection
- Ignoring behaviors
- Training new behaviors
- Overcoming challenges
- Make changes, adjustments, or remove elements from the plan
- Teach and train new pieces of plan
PHASE 3 Generalize, Maintain, Fade | Approximately 6-9 Weeks
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 3 Generalize
- Generalization occurs throughout behavior services
- Training in all possible settings
- Training with all possible staff and caregivers
- Review data to determine if generalization is occurring
- Make adjustments to increase generalization as needed
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 3 Maintain
- Generalization is successful when the new behaviors occur across all settings, in multiple circumstances, and with all caregivers and staff
- When generalization has occurred, maintenance includes monitoring to ensure behavior change change continues, caregivers and staff continue to utilize ABA tools and techniques implemented
- Monitoring of data
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 3 Fade
- Once generalization and maintenance have occurred successfully (75% or above), then services can begin to be faded as determined by the individual plan developed.
- Fading of services is a decrease of services steadily over time.
- Fading will begin the discharge process.
- Discharge will occur during this phase.
PHASE 4 Follow-Up | Approximately 9-12 Weeks
Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care – PHASE 4 Follow-Up
- Follow-up should occur at regular intervals after discharge, 30 days, 3 months, and 6 months to support any additional behavior needs.
- Survey of services to determine any organization or procedural changes may benefit also occurs at this time.
- Discharge is typically complete after 3 months.
The above Trinity ABA, LLC System of Care is a general outline of services and is adapted to meet the needs of your family’s needs. We develop customized services for each client based on your needs and goals for your family. We provide services respectfully, efficiently, and honestly.
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can reach me at 727-809-1328 (text of phone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respectfully & Sincerely,
Shelly Lynn Henry, MS, BCBA
Owner, Clinical Director & CEO
Trinity ABA, LLC