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In-Home Behavioral Services offer support to a youth who has a challenging behavior that interferes with everyday life. Services are provided with a behavioral approach by a team skilled in treating difficult behaviors. A clinician works closely with the child and family to create a specific behavior plan to improve the child’s functioning. The clinician works as part of a team with a skilled behavior monitor, who works closely with the child and family to implement the child’s individualized behavior plan.
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
In-Home Behavioral Services is a home-based service committed to assisting families in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and The Islands, in identifying and reducing challenging behaviors. Our treatment approach is rooted in behavioral fundamentals and individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family. Through collaboration and with dedication, care, and compassion, we assess and develop innovative treatment interventions, provide parent coaching, and monitor progress through a variety of data collection methods.
In-Home Behavioral Services include:
- Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) for the youth
- An individualized Behavior Support Plan (BSP)
- Coaching and support for the youth’s family to implement the BSP
- Monitoring of the BSP to determine its effectiveness
- Coordination with other providers
- Services are based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) and provided by JRI therapists skilled in understanding and treating challenging behaviors.
Southeast Massachusetts: 35 Summer Street, Suite 104, Taunton, MA 02780
Southeast Massachusetts: 651 Orchard Street, Suite 202, New Bedford, MA 02744
Cape Cod: 221 Willow Street, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Metrowest: 360 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 201, Acton, MA 01720
In-Home Behavioral Services are available for MassHealth youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED), under the age of 21, and enrolled in MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth who meet the medical necessity criteria for this service. To make referral to IHBS, please reach out to the Program Director from the area you wish to refer to:
Southeastern Massachusetts: Rebecca O'Connor, MA (508) 737-3491
Metrowest: Kate Engel, LMHC (978) 263-3427
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a methodology that involves the application of basic behavioral practices (positive reinforcement, repetition, and prompting) to facilitate the development of adaptive skills and pro-social behavior. ABA also helps reduce everyday social problems and serious problem behaviors. A key component of ABA is the collection and analysis of data to inform treatment decisions.