This is a consultative service that is intended to complete an assessment and develop an intervention plan that assists a member to remain in their home or the home of their family/ caregivers and to participate in community activities by strengthening the skills of the member and his/her family/caregivers. The assessment shall be conducted by a licensed Psychologist, a licensed Behavior Analyst, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (“B.C.B.A.”) under the supervision of a licensed Behavior Analyst, or a behavioral health agency licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services (“A.D.H.S.”) Office of Behavioral Health Licensure (“O.B.H.L.”). The development of the intervention plan shall be conducted by a licensed Psychologist, a licensed Behavior Analyst, a B.C.B.A. under the supervision of a licensed Behavior Analyst (preferred) or a licensed Psychologist, or a behavioral health agency licensed by the D.H.S./O.B.H.L.
- To provide an improved quality of life for the member by assisting the member in his/her environment by the teaching of alternative methods of responding to stressors and other sources of challenging behavior.
- To develop and maintain the member’s self-help, socialization and adaptive skills.
- To assist planning teams and family members/caregivers in the member’s managing challenging behaviors through a thorough understanding of the purpose and function of a behavior.
- To develop an intervention plan for the member derived from the assessment.
- To facilitate implementation of the intervention plan strategies for the member.