At the heart of FOCUS’s pediatric applied behavior therapy program are family values and priorities.These help shape the interventions which are used.Often, teaching replacement behaviors that are more socially appropriate yet help the child get his/her needs met is an important strategy.

Developing instructional plans to teach new communication skills can allow a child to react to stress and anxiety in more pro-social ways. Data collection and analysis is an important component of a PBS therapy program. Data is used to measure progress on the acquisition of new behavioral skills.