The Center for Head Injury Services provides Behavior Support Services to individuals to help address challenges in behavior, social skills and communication skills.

Functional Behavioral Assessment

Each person’s road to stabilization begins with a plan. To develop a plan that works, our team must determine the reason behind the actions. In more technical terms, Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a comprehensive and individualized strategy to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the purpose or function of the person’s behavior
  • Develop and implement a plan to modify variables that maintain the problem
  • Teach appropriate replacement behaviors using positive interventions

FBA provides families and educators with the information necessary to develop strategies and recommendations to proactively address the challenging behaviors through:

  • Skills development
  • Prevention of problem situations and contributing reactions
  • Interactions with significant people in the life of the participant

Behavior Analysis Services

Behavior Analysis Services (BAS) assist people who demonstrate significant challenges in the areas of behavior, social skills and communication skills. Our Behavior Support Team will help the participant to acquire functional skills in their homes, which will reduce the risk for hospitalization or out-of-home placement. With time and proper supports, participants will learn new behaviors directly related to existing challenging behaviors.

Specialized Personal Assistance Services (Behavioral)

Sometimes families need some extra help to implement the plan. The Center offers trained professionals who are able to support the individual through Specialized Personal Assistant Services. This program is designed to focus on the safety of the individual and to increase their level of independence with daily living, social interactions, behavioral support and community involvement. This service provides general supervision and protective oversight while caregivers attend work or other necessary appointments.

Our Behavior Support Technician can assist an individual with:

  • Behavioral supports – implementation and follow up with behavior plans
  • Extension of therapies or exercise – home exercise program to maintain skills, participate at a gym
  • Social interaction – attending social events in the community with supervision and support
  • Recreation and leisure activities – attending a class, joining a bowling team, etc.
  • Community integration – volunteering, join a special interest group, attend religious service
  • Activities of daily living – meal preparation, laundry, etc.

INTERESTED IN OUR BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SERVICES?

For more information or to refer someone to the program, contact Megan Ingerman, Director of Day Services and Community Supports, at 314.983.9230 or mingerman@headinjuryctr-stl.org.