At Behavioral Family Solutions we understand how difficult it can be to manage behavioral difficulties. We feel is important to provide parent support and training to help reduce the stress caused by these challenging behaviors. We strive to strengthen the relationship between the parent and provide parents with the tools they need to find solutions. We train parents how to implement behavior programs for their child or adult with disabilities.
We want to empower you as parents to feel like you know what to do in various situations with your child. We can help you come up with learning opportunities throughout the day in order to help your child generalize and master skills more quickly. If we write a behavior plan for your child, then we will train you and show you how to properly implement the plan in a variety of life’s situations.
Parent training and participation is a vital part of the success of our programs, due to the fact that Children are with their therapist for only a small portion of each day. The more parents can practice and implement these learned skills, the sooner they will begin to see progress. If the skills your child is doing in therapy are not carried over, it will most likely take them longer to meet their goals. It can also be counter-productive if the parent is doing something completely different than what is happening in therapy.
For example, if a child is working on a certain method of communication in therapy, but the parents/caregivers do not make the child communicate this way at home, the child is going to get very confused and consequently will not learn to effectively communicate in a functional manner.
At Behavioral Family Solutions, our therapists will work with you to increase the functioning in the family system. As a result, this will benefit the child’s development and improve the child’s overall behavior.
Some of the techniques and strategies that we teach our families include:
- Managing daily routine
- Increasing skill acquisition
- Promoting communication
- Practice proven approaches that will result in decreased problem behavior