- Develop new skills
- Replace previously learned behaviors with socially appropriate skills
- Decrease problematic behaviors
Who needs behavior services?Typically a client will reach out to us or be referred to our services because a problematic behavior is prohibiting their ability to have a positive and fulfilling place in the community. Professional assistance is sometimes needed to reduce problematic behaviors or acquire new skills.
Behavior reduction may include behaviors, such as physical aggression, verbal aggression, elopement, and property destruction.
Clients may need more skill building to help them prepare for community integration, social and relationship skills, communication, self-care tasks, and employment readiness.
How does it work?
What can I expect?Each plan is based on the individual’s needs and the specific behaviors and/or skills that need to be focused on. Some changes you may see include:
Other services offered
- Teacher consultations for students who have behavior difficulties
- Group and individual social skills classes
- Trainings on various behavior-related topics
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- AIM (Accept.Identify.Move)
- Behavior Management Trainings
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Other Developmental Disabilities/Behavioral Disorders
The Behavior Services team is made up of Licensed Behavior Analysts/Board Certified Behavior Analysts with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with varying degrees of problematic behaviors. Our teams work in a variety of settings such as schools, clinics, natural and foster homes, Individual Supported Living (ISL) and host homes, as well as in the community. Our goal is to collaborate and work as a team to help improve the quality of life and education for individuals struggling with problematic behavior.
Our Behavior Services Department currently consists of:
Kimberly Conrad: Director of Behavior Services, MS, LPC, CBIS, BCBA, LBA
Denise Denevi: Behavior Analyst, MS, BCBA, LBA – Kansas City area
Joshua Wood: Behavior Analyst, MA, BCBA, LBA – Springfield
McKenzie Gunter, MA, BCBA, LBA - Kirksville
Lacey Cook: Behavior Analyst, MA, BCBA, LBA – Cape Girardeau
For more information or to make a referral, please contact:
Kimberly Conrad, Director of Behavior Services at PFH
1111 S. Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804