Behavior is often a concern for families.
Behavior is a communication. There is a reason we act the way we do. Our behavior is shaped by our experiences and how we interpret these experiences. When we experience something, we are talking about what happened and what it felt like. This involves taking in sensory information from the world and our own bodies. When we interpret experiences, we are creating meaning out of the event which involves our perception of the experience. Perception often determines our beliefs and how we respond. In other words, behavior communicates our perception and the way we are experiencing the world.
Behavior is addressed at the Lamp Post both directly and indirectly. The indirect route involves understanding the reason(s) for behavior. By improving sensory integration and building adaptive skills, many problematic “behaviors” can be resolved.
When direct behavioral intervention is required, the Lamp Post utilizes the framework of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). The goal of TBRI is to maintain connection and build relationships through trust. Only when we earn trust can we influence another’s behavior through teaching, empowering, and correcting.
All therapists and staff at the Lamp Post are fully trained TBRI practitioners.
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