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Welcome to

The Institute for Behavior Change

Specializing in Intensive Behavioral Health Services

 

About The Institute for Behavior Change (IBC)

The Institute for Behavior Change was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1997 by Licensed Psychologist Steven Kossor. Our model of “Intensive Behavioral Health Services” (IBHS) is funded by the Medicaid EPSDT mandate at no cost to parents. 

Our Mission

Our staff build hope and courage in children and families.  Hope for a better future and the courage to do the work necessary to create it.  We are mental health treatment professionals with decades of experience treating children in their homes and schools, addressing challenging behavior therapeutically.

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Why We Started...

Since 1981, our staff have provided in-home and in-school treatment services to children – about ten years before any other provider of these services in Pennsylvania.  Our staff are the preferred providers in several Southeastern Pennsylvania school districts.  All of our services are absolutely free to families, regardless of family income.  It is our aim to distribute up-to-date information about community-based treatment delivery and how to obtain and maintain behavioral health insurance funding.  Our staff acquire and distribute this information reliably, and apply it to deliver excellent treatment services.

Tailor-Made Treatment Plans & Assessments

Our Treatment Plans and Assessments are continually updated to give parents, professionals and attorneys the support needed to advocate for children.  Our staff integrate effectively into school and daycare settings to provide behavioral support.  We don’t infringe upon the roles of teachers and administrators while providing 20, 30 or more weekly hours of individualized, intensive behavioral support for children with Autism, ADHD and other challenges, year-round. 

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Our founder and Executive Director is acknowledged as an expert witness in Federal court regarding mental health treatment and behavioral support for children through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) mandate of the Medicaid Act.   We offer consultation services regarding Medicaid and private insurance funding, treatment outcome measurement and behavioral treatment planning to parents, professionals, attorneys and advocates. 

 
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Where to START?

Download our Referral Form and send it back to us and we’ll take it from there.  If the child lives in Pennsylvania (Bucks, Delaware or Montgomery county) we can help with the Medical Assistance enrollment process. 

Contact us via email to info@ibc-pa.org or by calling our office at 610-524-8701 x160. 

 

Five values govern all of our work: 

  • Tell the Truth

  • Share Fairly

  • Help Others

  • Be Thankful

  • Move Forward

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Our Treatment Plans work!

Our treatment programs combine evidence based "Applied Behavior Analysis"  (ABA) principles with "wraparound" practices.  Our treatment programs have been studied by researchers at:  

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)

  • Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia (2010)

  • Villanova University (2012)

  • Immaculata University (2013)

More than 1,000 treatment plans were analyzed.  In 75% of cases, physical aggression, noncompliance with adult prompts, inattentiveness to environmental safety, communication immaturity and socialization deficits reduced significantly (p<.0001) in less than 6 months. 

 

Contact

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Our clinical staff include licensed Psychologists and Professional Counselors,  Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Behavior Consultants, Mobile Therapists and Behavioral Health Technicians.  Our intensive individualized treatment providers receive the best supervision and training available in this field.  We offer face-to-face services in Southeastern Pennsylvania as well as telehealth services.

Serving Pennsylvania children in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery counties, and by appointment elsewhere.

Our mailing address and fax  # are on the Referral Form.