Selection of maladaptive behavior or behavioral skill deficit
Identification of goals and objectives
Establishment of a method of measuring target behavior
Evaluation of the current levels of performance
Design and implementation of the interventions that teach new skills and/or reduce maladaptive behaviors
Continuous measurement of target behaviors to determine the effectiveness of the intervention, and
Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the intervention, with modifications made as needed.
Consult, as needed, with schools and day programs.
Determination of Services:
Frequency of behaviors interferes with functioning
Behavior causes risk of significant injury to self or others
Behavior causes loss of independence
Behavior results in risk of significant damage to property
Behavior places individual at risk for loosing placement
Psychotropic medication use
Goals of services:
To provide tools to both client and person directly working with him/her
Improve quality of life by teaching adaptive skills and replacement behaviors
Maintain human rights by identifying clinically appropriate procedures to address problem behavior.
To outline procedures ensuring the safety of both client and personal support.
AREA OF SERVICE
Programs served: Family Support and Assistance: In-home services, for families with children and adolescents: ranging in age from 3 to 21 yrs of age with a primary diagnosis of developmental disability.
Foster care: Easterseals Joliet Region foster care program supports typical and specialized wards of the state.
CILA: Community Living Arrangements for adults with developmental disability ages 18+
Location: Will, Grundy, Kankakee, Iroquois, Kendall, and Ford counties