BASIC SKILL TRAINING (BST)

 

Basic Skills Training or BST services help recipients learn constructive cognitive and behavioral skills through varying interventions. The interventions can include: positive reinforcement, modeling, operant conditioning and other training techniques. BST services teach recipients a variety of life skills of which may include: basic living and self-care skills, communication skills, parental training, organization and time management skills, transitional living skills and much more. Services are provided at the client’s residence or other natural environment, such as school, day care, or recreational activity. The goal is to make our clients comfortable with the settings they are exposed to on a regular basis.

 

BST/SERVICES WILL NOT INCLUDE:

  • Transportation
  • Custodial Care Benefits
  • Routine Supervision
  • Maintaining Level of Functioning
  • Case Management
  • Habilitative Services
  • Services Provided to Individuals with a Primary Diagnosis of Mental Retardation or Related Conditions (Unless These Conditions Co-occur with a Mental Illness) and Which Are Not Focused on Rehabilitative Mental and/or Behavioral Health
  • Services to Inmates of Public Institutions
  • Room and Board
  • Respite Care
  • Recreational Activities Not Focused on Rehabilitative Outcomes
  • Personal Care
  • More Than One Provider Seeing the Recipient in the Same RMH Intervention
  • Non-Medical Programs: Intrinsic Benefits and/or Administrative Elements of Non-Medical Programs, such as Foster Care, Therapeutic Foster Care, Child Welfare, Education, Child Care, Vocational and Pre-vocational Training, Housing, Parole and Probation and Juvenile Justice
  • Services Under This Chapter for a Recipient Who Does Not Have a DSM or DC:0-3 diagnosis
  • Swimming
  • Movies
  • Play video games
  • Shopping