Behavior Management for Adults & Children Service (BMAC)
BMAC, currently available through our Mountlake Terrace, Washington location, is a program developed to meet a community need for skilled behavior management services. Many children and adults, with or without cognitive impairments have developed behaviors that interfere with their education, social integration or productive work. Sometimes maturity or medications have an effect in reducing the impact of challenging behaviors, but frequently it is necessary for someone to teach these individuals new social behaviors or functional skills. Often a person will have the ability to display more desired behavior, but they are not consistent about exhibiting these improved behaviors at appropriate times. BMAC staff can help these people to reach the goals set before them.
BMAC is based on the development and implementation of focused plans that address and modify challenging behaviors. Our research proven techniques aim for specific goals and outcomes to:
- Decrease the amount of time and energy needed to deal with challenging behaviors
- Decrease stress for clients
- Increase ability to function in school, community and family environment
- Improve quality of life
BMAC is research rich and includes the following features:
- Expertise in using Applied Behavior Analysis
- Well trained, supported staff members working together with the client, educators, families and other caregivers on behavior goals
- Flexibility - so that behavior plans can be designed with several options
- Behavior plan training for client's parents, teachers, and other family members and caregivers, if necessary
The Rehabilitation Specialist:
BMAC offers an outstanding resource in the program's Rehabilitation Specialist - a paraprofessional who plays an important role in the behavior change process.
The Rehabilitation Specialist frequently:
- Takes the initial role of intervention plan implementation
- Models skills for other adults
- Collects data and confers with Behavior Analyst regarding plan changes
- If necessary, can remain involved for longer periods to participate in various teaching and support interventions
- Provide relief to primary caregiver or teacher so their efforts can be focused elsewhere
A Customizable Service:
BMAC is designed to meet the needs of everyone involved - from the client to family members to school administrators and state agencies. Our services aim to use both flexibility and creativity to solve the problems posed by individuals exhibiting challenging behaviors. We are committed to teaching our clients a new behavioral repertoire. We are interested in discussing even very complex cases where current interventions are not working, or have not in the past.
To learn more about the Gentiva Rehab Without Walls BMAC Service
Contact the Mountlake Terrace, Washington Office at:
(425) 672-9219 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Gentiva Rehab Without Walls' BMAC follows the guidelines defined in the State WAC's regarding use of Positive Behavior Supports with our clients. In all cases we attempt to use the least restrictive measures possible to change behavior.