Behavior Support

Stonebrook implements behavioral supports based on the individual's need. Before behavioral supports are implemented, a detailed functional assessment is completed to determine what supports are appropriate. Supports consist of written plans that outline the individual's needs and focus on behavioral triggers and identifiers, environmental influences, and proactive and reactive strategies. Staff receives training on how to implement the plan in a manner that is not restrictive to the individual.  Every plan is unique to the person.  Some are very extensive plans, while others are a basic guideline for staff to follow. The goal of behavior supports is to make problem behavior inefficient and ineffective.  This occurs by focusing on strengths and replacing challenging behavior through teaching new skills, changing the environment to better meet needs, providing positive reinforcement for appropriate behavior, and by facilitating lifestyle enhancement.