Unwanted behavior is an unfortunate side effect of autism and can cause stress and frustration for everyone in the family. Having a behavioral intervention plan is essential for limiting harmful behavior and giving your child coping skills for dealing with their thoughts and emotions. A behavioral intervention program can help parents understand their child’s behaviors and give them coping skills to help them calm their child down.
At Camp Worth, we help frustrated teen boys and girls between the ages of eleven and seventeen learn how to better communicate their feelings without acting out or losing control of their actions. We work with your child’s behaviors and give them a safe space to practice coping skills with their peers under close supervision. If you have trouble with your teen’s unwanted behavior, fill out our online form or call 855.915.2545 today for more information about Camp Worth’s behavioral intervention program.
What Is a Behavioral Intervention Plan?
A behavioral intervention plan is a set of therapies and techniques that will benefit your child’s unique symptoms. This plan helps eliminate undesired behaviors by improving their communication skills to express themselves and their needs without acting out. While there is no cure for autism, a behavioral intervention plan can significantly improve their behaviors and how they interact with others.
Autism behavior intervention can improve many aspects of your child’s development. It works with encouraging positive behavior while reducing unwanted behaviors based on the child’s unique symptoms. Teachers and therapists will base their treatment and education on the plan, and parents can use the plan to adjust their home environment to be more conducive to their development.
Our experienced team will sit with your teen at Camp Worth and perform a functional behavior assessment to create their individualized behavioral intervention plan. The plan can significantly improve their behaviors and make home life more enjoyable for the whole family.
Creating a Behavioral Intervention Plan
The first step in creating a behavioral intervention plan is completing a functional behavior assessment. This assessment identifies the causes behind the challenging behavior and allows your child’s therapists and educators to create an individualized plan that addresses their needs.
During the assessment, they will sit with you to discuss any problems at home that need addressing and go over your child’s medical needs that can affect their behavior. They will talk about your child’s unwanted behavior and what prompts it, such as wanting a toy, not being understood, or overstimulation. Finally, they will discuss the positive replacement behaviors that they will encourage your child to use so you can do the same at home.
Your child’s behavioral intervention plan will include:
- Detailed descriptions of your child’s behavior that needs attention
- Information about past interventions, if any, and if it helped or hindered your child’s progress
- Updates about current intervention strategies
- A list of all team members who are involved with the plan, including parents and siblings, and what roles they will play
- The expected goals of your child and how to measure their success or failure
- A plan for if your child’s behavior worsens instead of improves.
Partner with Camp Worth for Your Teen’s Behavioral Intervention Plan
At Camp Worth, we work with your teen to improve behavior through our autism behavior intervention program. Our certified behavioral therapists will identify troubling behaviors and build a plan to replace them with more healthy and positive behaviors.
We employ a wide range of therapies to benefit your child’s development, including:
- Counseling and applied behavioral analysis
- Group and individual therapy
- Autism parent training
- Social skills group
- Functional skills development
Call 855.915.2545 today to speak with our knowledgeable staff or contact us online for more information about Camp Worth’s behavioral intervention program.