What is The Behavior Center?
A day-treatment program in which we place a specific focus on assessment and treatment of severe behavior. Center-based appointments take place for three or six hours per day, five days a week. The length of treatment is individualized and based on severity and frequency of severe behavior as well as progress towards treatment goals.
The general goals of the program include decreasing the individual’s severe behavior and replacing that behavior with safe alternative behaviors (e.g., functional communication) and training caregivers to implement treatment protocols with high fidelity in the clinic and in natural environments such as the home and school. The individual and their caregivers are considered part of the treatment team and the treatment package and goals are highly individualized and informed by their preferences.