Employment and Community Service Standard 4.L – Behavioral Consultation Services (BCS)


The behavioral consultation service’s personnel:

  1. Demonstrate skill, knowledge, and application of:
    1. Behavioral strategies and techniques
    2. Applicable evidence-based practices
  2. Provide to those involved with the person served:
    1. Support
    2. Training
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The direct services staff involved in the person’s life are trained on specific behavioral change strategies/techniques.

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The behavioral consultation plan is modeled for all involved with the intent to extinguish targeted behaviors as soon as possible, based on the needs of the person served.

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The behavioral consultation service facilitates team meetings at least monthly with all involved in the person’s individual plan.

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Behavioral strategies are consistent across a variety of environments familiar to the person served.

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Contact occurs with the person and/or family served:

  1. Through:
    1. Formal involvement
    2. Direct observation
  2. To ensure that progress is made
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Behavioral assessments are completed and include input, as appropriate, from:

  1. The person served
  2. The parent(s) or caregiver of the person served
  3. The person’s teacher(s) or other staff members
  4. The extended family that is involved in the life of the person served
  5. Other stakeholders that are involved in the person’s life
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When dealing with targeted behaviors, functional assessments:

  1. Are conducted and:
    1. Describe the targeted behavior
    2. Define potential environmental or setting events
    3. Define immediate antecedents for occurrences and nonoccurrences of the targeted behavior
    4. Identify the consequences or outcomes of the targeted behaviors
    5. Identify functional alternative behaviors to the targeted behavior
    6. Identify the primary ways the person served communicates with other individuals
    7. Identify actions that support what the person served should and should not do
    8. Identify reinforcers
    9. Identify the history of the targeted behavior, the approaches that have been attempted to decrease or eliminate it, and the effects of those approaches
    10. Develop summary statements for each major predictor and/or consequence
  2. Include results that are incorporated into the development of behavioral strategies
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The consultation service takes into consideration the following needs of the person served, as appropriate:

  1. Health
  2. Safety
  3. Educational
  4. Emotional
  5. Physical
  6. Social
  7. Leisure
  8. Spiritual/cultural
  9. Others, as identified
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Behavioral strategies and training are provided to the person served, family, and support persons, as needed and appropriate:

  1. Prior to the implementation of the behavioral strategies
  2. In the following areas:
    1. Motor skills
    2. Physical skills and fitness
    3. Academic skills
    4. Social skills
    5. Intellectual development
    6. Communication skills, including language development
    7. Creative skills
    8. Daily living skills
    9. Community awareness
    10. Safety skills
    11. Self-care skills
    12. Identity development
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Written behavioral strategies:

  1. Are developed with involvement from key persons in the person’s life
  2. Include:
    1. Consents
    2. A rationale for the use of the strategies
    3. A definition of the targeted behavior(s)
    4. Clearly stated, measurable behavioral goals
    5. A summary of baseline data, where applicable
    6. A list of materials or resources needed to implement the strategies
    7. Procedural instructions for implementing the strategies
    8. Clarification of roles
    9. Formal data collection methods
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Behavioral consultants demonstrate ongoing, formal monitoring of the implemented strategies by:

  1. Regularly collecting, summarizing, and reviewing empirical data
  2. Sharing data summaries with team members
  3. Being available for consultation and to directly observe implementation of the behavioral strategies
  4. Regularly meeting with team members
  5. Problem solving to resolve barriers to the effective implementation of behavioral strategies
  6. Revising behavioral strategies, when needed, to maximize their effectiveness
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Written procedures address the use of behavioral strategies, including:

  1. The appropriate use of reward or positive incentive systems
  2. Acceptable/unacceptable interventions
  3. Prohibition of punishment
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If consultation in Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI) is provided, the program:

  1. Continually develops a curriculum to meet the needs of the person and/or family served
  2. Provides curriculum training to:
    1. Families
    2. Intervention workers
    3. Other applicable individuals
  3. Oversees the implementation of a formalized curriculum
  4. Monitors progress on curriculum goals
  5. Works directly with the person served
  6. Reassesses the person served at regular intervals
  7. Trains interveners in behavioral learning theory and practical skills
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In a medically supervised program, there is a medical director who is a physician.

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The program receives appropriate medical consultation regarding any medically related policies or procedures developed by the program.

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The consultation service ensures that information and education relevant to the needs of the person and family served are provided as needed.

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Written procedures specify that the consultation service provides or arranges for crisis intervention services.

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The organization has a plan for the supervision of direct service personnel, including:

  1. Staff members
  2. Volunteers
  3. Trainees
  4. Interns
  5. Contracted personnel
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When applicable, ongoing supervision of direct service personnel addresses:

  1. The appropriateness of the strategies used relative to the specific needs of each person and/or family served
  2. Service effectiveness as reflected by the person served meeting his or her individual goals
  3. The provision of feedback that enhances the skills or direct service personnel
  4. Accuracy of assessment and referral skills, when applicable
  5. Issues of ethics and boundaries
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When applicable, training in the use of adaptive devices and equipment is provided to:

  1. Personnel
  2. The person served
  3. The family
  4. Caregivers
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When needed, assistive technology is used and reasonable accommodations are made in:

  1. The development of services and supports
  2. The ongoing provision of services
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