Behavioral Programs

Behavior Programs are often utilized to reduce the frequency of oppositional behaviors such as not obeying, temper outbursts and talking back.  Behavior Programs involve the use of a structured consequence system utilizing reinforcement of positive behaviors to replace dysfunctional oppositional behavior.  Target behaviors which parents desire to change are identified, defined and measured.  Measuring the behavior enhances the therapist’s ability to recommend a specific set of consequences which is created by both parents and children.  Once in place the frequency of the targeted behaviors continues to be monitored and the reward system is changed as the frequency of the behavior reduces.  The continued measurement of the targeted behavior also provides an effective measure of success.