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Behavioral Screening, Assessment, and Treatment

HDS behavioral services are offered within a variety of settings to assist parents, providers and other caregivers in addressing typical behavior concerns (potty training, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.) as well as child behavioral patterns that may negatively impact a child’s home and/or learning environment.

Behavior Classes and Individual Consultations

C3 behavior specialists facilitate parent-only classes to encourage further understanding of children’s behavior in the context of their development, how to best help their child communicate his or her emotions, how a child’s temperament affects their behavior, and how to help their child build a positive relationship with peers. Parents also have the opportunity to identify specific behaviors that are concerning to them and develop strategies to improve these behaviors.

Behavior specialists are also available for individual behavioral consultations to discuss potty training, sleeping, picky eating or other behavioral concerns.

Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy with licensed or license-eligible mental health clinicians is also available at no cost through Healthy Development Services. The clinician, child and parent meet on a weekly basis for approximately 26 sessions, depending on the presenting needs and treatment progress.

The type of treatment offered will be determined after an initial intake appointment and assessment has been conducted. Healthy Development Services offers the following treatment modalities:

  • Parent-Child Attunement Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Developmentally appropriate behavioral play therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy

In North Central and North Coastal regions, behavior therapy is offered by the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s.