Behavior Treatment Services (BTS)
1340 River Bend Dr.
Dallas, Texas 75247
Behavioral Treatment Services (BTS) specializes in offering accurate evaluation and on-going support to improve behaviors, minimize community placement failures and reduce the need for acute care.
Who BTS Serves
BTS serves individuals three years of age or older with a diagnosis of Mental Retardation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or other qualifying disorder as determined by the Eligibility and Determination Unit (EDU). Services available for Dallas County residents and private or self pay consumers outside of Dallas County.
About the Program
BTS offers a wide range of unique services to individuals who are dually diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. Specifically, the program provides:
- Assessment of behavior
- Development of individualized behavior and treatment plans intensive parent and caregiver training licensed Staff who teach and model effective
- Intervention strategies
- Hands-on training and feedback
- Monitoring of progress through data collection
BTS assists individuals struggling with behavior challenges in order that they and their families may lead more meaningful and satisfying lives.
The BTS treatment team is comprised of a robust group of licensed staff that are well trained in the treatment of a broad spectrum of mental health diagnoses and developmental disabilities.
- Behavior Intervention Specialists
- Licensed Psychological Associates
- Licensed Clinical Psychologists
- Licensed Professional Counselors
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Board Certified Behavior Analysts
An in-depth functional behavioral assessment will be completed to determine type of service warranted.
Center-Based Intensive ABA Therapy
Individuals that meet criteria for a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum may receive intensive ABA therapy.
In-Home ABA Therapy
In-home services are beneficial for families with transportation, financial, and/or scheduling constraints.
In-Home Based Behavioral Modification Training
Licensed Professionals provide in-home behavior modification techniques with children and adults.
Center Based Behavioral Modification Training
Center based behavioral modification will be available to families who prefer a more neutral therapy environment.
Parent/Caregiver Skills Training
Gives knowledge on basic behavioral principles, problematic behavior, and effective teaching strategies.
Individual Counseling Services
For those consumers who present with a higher level of cognitive functioning and can engage in “talk” therapy.
Family Counseling Services
Licensed professionals provide counseling services for families/couples to nurture change and development.
Parent Support Groups
An adjunct service for families that might benefit from support from other families experiencing similar issues.
Skills Training Groups
Topics include social skills, self-help, and sibling relationships.
How to Receive Services
Individuals must qualify for services through the Eligibility and Determination Unit (EDU) of Metrocare Services. Contact the EDU at 972-948-9950. If a consumer is already enrolled in Developmental Disabilities Services through Metrocare, they can contact their Consumer Support Specialist to request a referral for BTS.
Referral for Services
Once a referral is received for services, the Intake Coordinator will be in contact to schedule the comprehensive behavioral assessment.
Location of Services
Location is determined based upon the individual needs of each consumer.
Parent/Caregiver Training is a key component of BTS. It is vital that caregivers are involved every step of the way in order for therapy to be most effective.