provide weekly training in the theory and principles of
behavior management and consultation to staff members
in no more than four (4) vocational and/or residential
sites. It is understood that this consultation is not
designed to provide on-call crisis intervention services.
assess need throughout the agency to determine which consumers
are the best candidates for support services.
develop and implement behavior intervention programs for
individuals in the selected vocational/residential sites.
train and supervise all relevant staff in the implementation
of the aforementioned programs.
assess the behavioral competence of staff in the targeted
sites. Establish a training procedure to increase competence
to a level, which will allow for successful execution
of behavioral intervention.
assess environmental variables within the work or home
environment (e.g., physical environment, grouping of consumers,
schedules, routines, etc.) relative to the behavior of
the consumers. Propose relevant modifications to create
and maintain a 'therapeutic' environment.
understand each identified consumers' capabilities, needs
and current IHP's.
maintain a general consultation procedure through which
staff, supervisors and administrators can access the principal
consultant to address specific needs.
maintain procedures to ensure the continuity of training
and programming in a changeable environment (e.g., staffing
maintain procedures with which to assure high staff motivation.
maintain an active professional presence within the agency.
consult with psychiatrists and other professionals serving
services are provided by a Masters level behavior specialist
who has received comprehensive training by the clinical supervisors
at Project NSTM and is under
the direct supervision of Russell
J. Kormann, Ph.D.
is the administrative overseer who
meets with the behavior specialist on a weekly basis to review
all consultation work. Moreover, he countersigns all behavioral
documents and would be available for any relevant DDD meetings
that would be necessary to support the interventions utilized.
with consultation includes: salaries, fringe benefits, overhead,
supplies and travel. The annual fee for the period of July
to June covers all costs associated with the above personnel
for the times specified.