Resources for Parents

The Institute for Behavior Change offers several products to aid adults in understanding and responding therapeutically to children who present behavioral challenges. We offer these products here for review by parents, teachers and others. These products are offered “as-is” and no warranty, expressed or implied, is given regarding the suitability of any of these products for any application or use. All files are in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format for maximum accessibility.

If you live in Pennsylvania and your child has a mental health or behavioral problem but does not yet have Medical Assistance (“MA”) benefits, you do not need “permission” from any government agency or insurance company to get help at The Institute for Behavior Change. including The Behavior Barometer® offers over 500 real-life treatment plans that were actually successful — with the data that documents it.  These plans can be used by parents to establish standards for the delivery of behavioral treatment to their children.  Professionals can use them to establish standards that will increase the probability that their treatment programs will be funded by public and private funding entities.

The Behavior Barometer is a patented device for providing visual feed-back to a child concerning the child’s behavior.  The Behavior Barometer is available only from  The parent or another adult responds to the child’s behavior by moving an indicator upward or downward to give the child immediate and continuous feed-back about the quality of his or her behavior.  This helps to maintain consistency of behavioral expectations and behavioral contingencies. Useful for children ages 2 to 10 and as a guide to parents for behavioral limit-setting.  The Behavior Barometer has been in use throughout the world since 1983.

Case Management Consultations

The Founder & Executive Director of the Institute for Behavior Change offers expert case management consultations to parents of children with disabilities (and the professionals who collaborate with them) throughout the United States, based on national standards of practice and the treatment outcome measurement and funding.  Consultations can be direct or delivered via ZOOM or other telehealth media.

Lyme Disease Symptom checklist 

This checklist was developed after seven years of research concerning the impact of Lyme disease on children, from a psychological and educational perspective. Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of a tick and can cause a huge variety of academic and mental impairments, including mental confusion, memory and concentration problems, increased irritability, and can contribute to school failure. Before children receive psychiatric medication to treat so-called “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder” (ADHD), the possibility of Lyme disease must be ruled-out.

How to secure EPSDT funding for Effective Treatment in a Wraparound Cup® – a step by step guide.

List of states that allow enrollment in Medicaid for a disabled child regardless of parental income.

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