Clinical Team & Services
Behavior support strategies are formalized procedures designed to teach and increase adaptive, healthy and productive behaviors, and to decrease maladaptive, unhealthy and non-productive behaviors. Behavior support interventions may be considered if a resident shows patterns of behavior that interfere with his or her quality of life and/or social inclusion, and/or aggressive behaviors that put themselves and others at risk. Prior to considering behavioral consultation, the team at WGRS will collect data based on the residents’ behavior to help determine the need for behavioral consultation. Data maybe collected through direct observations, ABC descriptive analysis, scatterplots, frequency, duration or time sampling and video or other multimedia devices. In the event that a resident requires behavior program, a Behavior Consultant, who works under the supervision of a psychologist or a Certified Behavior Analyst or other medical professional, will supervise it.
WGRS will implement this by: tracking certain behaviors, informal/formal assessments using varies assessment tools i.e., interviews, Question About Function Scale, Aggression Against Others risk assessment, Self-Injury Trauma Scale, direct observations, ABC descriptive analysis, scatterplots, frequency, duration or time sampling and video or other multimedia devices. Based on functional assessments WGRS will create a behavior support program and then continue monitoring the effectiveness of the intervention plan, while making necessary changes. based on data collection/observations and anecdotal reports. All, which will include written headers such as: eating routines, hygiene routines, intervention plans, etc. Each resident’s behavioral program is created to best promote safe and constructive behavior. The Behavioral Consultant will attend all behavioral meetings, school and program meetings to answer any questions or concerns. All employees will be fully trained on the individual’s behavioral plan to ensure it is being properly implemented. Ongoing staff training will be provided as necessary.
Executive Director &
Director of Care
With over 10 years in the field of working with children and adults with dual diagnosis, Pamela has been accredited as the true innovator and creator of Walk of Grace Residential Services. Her passion for helping others and giving back to her community is what drives her to consistently improve the clinical services at Walk of Grace.
233 Joshua Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1W 0H3