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Services Offered

* ABA & early intervention programs:

Many children with autism or related developmental disabilities struggle with language, social, adaptive behavior or attending skills. Tradition teaching methods may have limited success. While many therapies and methods have arisen in recent years, it can be difficult and overwhelming to identify which treatments to pursue. Applied behavior analysis is supported by over 30 years of research as one of the most successful methods for teaching children and individuals with developmental disabilities. At Children’s Behavioral Services, we utilize applied behavior services, the most up to date research, and years of experience in the field of ABA to help each child reach their fullest potential.


Each early intervention program is highly individualized and customized for the child’s unique needs. By starting with an initial assessment, our Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst pinpoints each child’s strengths and challenges to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. While each child’s programming varies, the overall goals of programming are to enhance the child’s independence and quality of life and teach the skills necessary to successfully transition into a school setting. Each program involves a systematic teaching approach in which opportunities to respond and be successful with skills are maximized. While a highly structured, one-to-one setting is often a necessary component in the early stages of instructions, this is balanced with teaching in the child’s natural environment to facilitate generalization. These professionals communicate at each session with parents and caregivers to provide them with the training and support necessary to make the child’s programs valuable for the entire family. 


To schedule an evaluation for your child or speak to us about our programming, contact us at (573)883-6761 or


* Functional behavior assessment, intervention plans, and behavior consultation: It is common for individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as many children without these diagnoses to engage in inappropriate behaviors. These behaviors can range from crying and tantrums to attempts to harm themselves, others or objects in the environment. Other common behaviors of concern include engaging in repeated “stereotypic” movements, leaving the home or area, making inappropriate statements, and mouthing/eating non-edible items. These behaviors can be not only frustrating for parents, teachers, and caregivers, but can also interfere with the individual’s ability to participate fully in school, home, community, social and even vocational settings.


Research shows that functional-based assessments and interventions can often be successful in reducing even the most challenging behaviors. By pinpointing environmental variables, our consultant can develop a specific and individualized behavior plan to reduce these behaviors and teach new behaviors that will help the individual meet their needs in a more appropriate manner. The consultant at Children’s Behavioral Services works with the parents, teachers, and other caregivers to ensure that the behavior plan not only contains research based best practice interventions but is tailored to fit the unique needs of the individual in their environment. Detailed, individualized training is provided to each caregiver to ensure that the plan can be easily and consistently implemented in all environments, as well as successfully fade the plan while maintaining appropriate behavior. Our consultant comes to you to provide training in the home, school, and community settings to ensure that the plan will effectively meet the individual’s needs in their environment.


To schedule a functional assessment or obtain information about our services, contact us at (573)883-6761 or

*Occupational Therapy Services: Children's Behavioral Services offers customized outpatient services.  After an assessment completed by our Occupational Therapist, our Occupational Therapist Assistant will work directly with your child to address their goals.  


 To schedule a Occupational Therapy assessment or obtain information about our services, contact us at (573)883-6761 or

* Training and workshops: Children’s Behavioral Services is committed to providing quality training to parents, school personnel, community organizations, and other caregivers on a variety of topics including:

  • Teaching social skills

  • Assessing behavior

  • Behavior intervention strategies

  • Setting up the classroom for learning success

  • Basic ABA principles

  • Discrete trial teaching techniques

  • Teaching language to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Data collection and analysis


All training, workshops, and seminars are individualized for the needs of our clients and developed on a peer request basis. To schedule a training or obtain more information on our workshops, contact us (573)883-6761 or 


  Children’s Behavioral Services’ provides consultation, training, and support to classrooms, teachers, students, and school districts. Whether services are provided 1:1 for specific students or implemented in the classroom setting to achieve goals, our team can assist in the following areas:

  • Collecting and analyzing data

  • Conducting functional assessments

  • Developing behavior intervention plans

  • Training staff to implement behavior change strategies

  • Enhancing learning through the use of best practice techniques and ABA strategies

  • Setting up classrooms to reduce and prevent problem behaviors and facilitate learning

  • Facilitating maintenance and generalization of skills

  • Teaching appropriate social skills

**If you have concerns about your child's sensory concerns, attention to tasks, handwriting skills, feeding skills, communicating skills or more, contact our office right away to schedule an assessment.**
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