Behavioral Consulting at BDI

By performing comprehensive Functional Analyses in schools, private homes, vocational placements, group homes, and waiver sites, Behavioral Dimensions Consulting Department treats challenging behavior in children and adults, in virtually any environment.

Challenging behavior may occur in individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses. Behavioral Dimensions Consulting often treats people diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, and Depression.

The main focus is designing and implementing highly specific positive behavior support plans to reduce inappropriate behavior while enhancing adaptive skills to replace problematic behavior. We educate and train the people who live and work with individuals with high behavioral needs. We network with the individual’s health professionals, and educational and vocational personnel to provide a consistent and comprehensive approach to create lasting change. We may work with an individual on a short-term basis (from three to six months) or provide ongoing behavioral support as behavioral needs change (from one to five years or more). This service is provided by a Licensed Psychologist who is also a nationally certified behavior analyst.

Typical Challenging Behaviors Addressed Are:

  • Noncompliance
  • Property destruction
  • Aggression
  • Self-injury
  • Verbal Aggression
  • Elopement
  • Incontinence
  • Spitting
  • Compulsive Actions
  • Sleep Issues
  • Eating Problems
  • Hygiene Issues

Please note: Behavioral Consulting services are currently only available in the following Minnesota suburbs: Prior Lake, Savage, Shakopee, Chaska, Jordan, New Prague, Eagan, Apple Valley, Burnsville, Farmington, Lakeville, and Rosemount.

Inquire about Behavioral Consulting

Due to the high demand for this specialized service, openings for new clients may be limited. Funding sources include a variety of county waivers. A county case manger is required to coordinate services. To inquire about Behavioral Consulting, please contact your county case manager who will then contact our office.