- The Institute for Behavior Change
recruits and trains professionals who
offer a variety of psychological and behavioral support services to
children, both in schools, at home and in the community. If you would
like to discuss a particular child's needs or situation, please don't
hesitate to contact
The Institute for Behavior Change.
Children's Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) closed its
Coatesville location after three years of nonsupport by County or State
officials, but these services are still available and can be delivered to
Pennsylvania children who are disabled but who do not yet have Medical
Imagine that any child from Pennsylvania with a disability who does not yet
have Medical Assistance benefits can receive an expert diagnostic evaluation
and consultation with a licensed psychologist and certified school
psychologist with more than 30 years' experience in the field of children's
mental health in about a month -- without need for the approval of any government
official or insurance company. The evaluation is
absolutely free to qualified Pennsylvania residents under the age of 21, regardless of family income.
Click here for more
information about the CBHC evaluation process.
"wrap-around" Services In
Pennsylvania, our staff can deliver EPSDT Behavioral
Health Rehabilitation Services" -- sometimes referred to as "wrap-around" services
-- in Chester, Delaware,
Montgomery and Philadelphia counties through our affiliation with the
Network for Behavior Change (a professional psychologist practice group
that provides close supervision and
training for the Institute staff). These services include Diagnostic
psychological evaluations, Therapeutic
Staff Support (TSS), Mobile Therapy (MT) and Behavior Specialist
Consultant (BSC) services. EPSDT services are available in every state,
but the type of services and manner in which they are offered varies
here for in-depth information about
School Consultation Services
a Certified School Psychologist from the Network for Behavior Change, we
offer excellent and cost-effective support to children in public schools,
including Charter Schools. Our staff can perform diagnostic psychoeducational evaluations to determine if a child needs to be
classified as a student in need of Special Education services. Our
design educational remediation and behavioral support programs.
Because our staff can also deliver EPSDT services in Pennsylvania, we can deliver
behavioral support services to children in Pennsylvania schools -- at no cost
to the school or the child's family.
Advocacy and Support for children and their parents
Our staff offers expert advice and guidance regarding public school
regulations (including Charter School regulations) in Pennsylvania.
We can advise parents regarding how to obtain Medical Assistance benefits for
a disabled child in Pennsylvania, Early Intervention services, help with understanding educational Due
Process issues, right-to-education concerns for children with
disabilities, special education program development, and other matters
pertaining to child behavior and education in Pennsylvania. We support
parents who object to the inappropriate use of psychological methods,
measurements and techniques on children in educational settings.
News and information about
IBC, Press Releases
The latest information about staff, projects, and plans.