Through observation and reflection, we begin to understand the language of behavior. Asking questions throughout the process informs those providing support of the world the individual experiences; this opens up our view to shift how we approach supports or interventions. We are proud of what BEHCA has been able to provide in the way of decoding behavior and lending new perspectives of those we support.
In 2013, co-founders Torri Wright and Michael Krol partnered with the intent to help parents and professionals learn the language of behavior and shift how we have been approaching behavior change. Torri, previously a Special Education teacher transitioned to an independent behavior consultant, was frustrated at the manual attempt to track students’ behavior and environmental information on paper and excel spreadsheets. The laborious task was too much to ask in this busy world, while the incredibly useful data would solve much of the unknown around the complexities with challenging behavior in schools as well as in homes.
Michael, the owner of a custom software application company, supported Torri’s philosophy, experience, and knowledge and joined her to build BEHCA. The pair developed the areas that should be tracked as it relates to behavior so it can be decoded and understood—in real-time, with all the professionals caring for your child. As Michael fondly says, “it works like Torri’s brain!”
They’ve also each parented a child with ADHD and behavioral challenges, so they know what it’s like and have a personal connection and desire in wanting to create a better tracking tool for other families and professionals. They’ve been refining and improving BEHCA ever since.
The passion for understanding behavior, and seeing the meaning behind it, inspired the creation of BEHCA. It is a tool that promotes mindfulness, increases observational skills, and, through practice, teaches the variables influencing behavior. Behavior is simply a language, and BEHCA offers translation and identifies trends or patterns otherwise missed. This practice, in turn, shifts your perspective on how it can help you improve communication and connection.
When you have accurate tracking and a deeper understanding of a child, it allows you to better respond to behavior and create optimum strategies. Understanding and adapting to what a child needs is a lifelong journey, and the BEHCA team is honored to help you on your way.