Professional Behavior Services

Endorsed as a Medicaid Agency for Professional Behavior Services since 2017

Services for individuals using a person-centered, problem-solving approach to address an individual's challenging behaviors. Using the least intrusive strategies, a Behavior Professional also provides consultation and training to the individual's support team on the least intrusive strategies and supports to mitigate behaviors that may place the individual’s health and safety at risk.


  • Community Developmental Disability Program (CDDP)
  • Private pay contracts for individuals, adult foster homes, and group homes


Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) – A document that describes the challenging behavior and the underlying causes or functions. Information is gathered by conducting interviews, observations, and a review of behavior-related documents.

Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) – A document created, and ultimately ever-changing, after the completion of an FBA. It is evidence-based, emphasizes the development of functional alternative behaviors, uses the least intrusive interventions, and evaluates the effectiveness of behavior supports based on data.

Temporary Emergency Safety Plan (TESP) – A document created prior to the FBA and PBSP that outlines behavior supports necessary to support an individual when health and safety risks are present.

PBSP Maintenance – Reviewing the effectiveness of an individual’s PBSP through a review of data tracking sheets, incident reports, and follow up observations. Maintenance also includes training and updates to the PBSP.


Areas served:

Portland-metro and Marion, Polk, Benton, and Linn Counties.

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