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Individual services are therapeutic interventions and supports that are used to reduce and manage identified therapeutic needs, increase coping strategies, and support skills development to promote positive behaviors with the goal of stabilizing, maintaining, or maximizing functioning of a child, youth, or young adult in the home, school, or other community setting. Individual services include:
The role of the Behavior Consultant (BC) includes assessment of a child’s, youth’s, or young adult’s needs and development of an Individual Treatment Plan (ITP) that includes the interventions that will be used to meet the identified needs. Both the assessment and the ITP are based on discussions with important people in the child’s, youth’s, or young adult’s life. BC services also include coordination, consultation with other service providers regarding behavior plans and interventions, and discussion with the child’s, youth’s, or young adult’s treatment team about the behavioral interventions that should be used and when they should be used. The treatment team includes people who are involved in the child’s, youth’s, or young adult’s treatment. BC services can be used in the home, school, or any other place where a child, youth, or young adult needs behavior supports and to learn strategies to better succeed.
The role of the Mobile Therapist (MT) is to provide therapy to a child, youth, or young adult and family members to work on identified goals for the client. The service takes place in the natural environment, be that the home, school, or community setting as appropriate for the client’s needs. The MT service includes conducting assessments to determine the client’s needs, developing an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) that includes interventions that will be used to meet the identified needs. Both the assessment and the ITP are based on discussions with important people in the client’s life. MT services can also be used to help a child, youth, or young adult process emotional difficulties, trauma, and other behavioral challenges.
The role of the Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) worker is to provide therapeutic support to the child or adolescent in specified areas of social, behavioral, and emotional concern and needs that have been identified by the child/youth and family and addressed in the ITP. The BHT worker provides support to the child that facilitates the growth and development of the child and the development of therapeutic support skills in parents, family members, educators, and others to ensure that such support is maintained for the child as professional interventions are decreased and terminated.