“If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior.”
Behavior is what we humans do. It’s not “bad behavior,” it’s not “good behavior,” it’s just humans being human. Behavior is communication, when other methods of communication are unavailable or have failed. Sometimes a child has behavior excesses (doing things we wish they wouldn’t do, like screaming or biting,) or behavior deficits (not doing things we think they should do, like completing homework or using the toilet.) When these behavior excesses or deficits get in the way of a child’s happiness, success or functioning, behavior analysis can provide answers to help solve problems.
Dr. Marsh conducts functional behavior assessments in the home environment, and provides positive intervention behavior plans. To discuss your child’s behavior challenges and possible need for consultation or assessment, contact me today.