Patterns Behavioral Services Earns BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation Receiving National Recognition for Commitment to Quality Improvement

BHCOE Accreditation has recognized Patterns Behavioral Services with a Preliminary Accreditation in their Michigan locations, acknowledging the organization as a behavioral service provider dedicated to continuous improvement in Applied Behavior Analysis. BHCOE Accreditation recognizes behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff qualifications, and promote systems that enhance these areas. BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation occurs for newer organizations or organizations preparing to meet full accreditation review within a year, prior to a full evaluation. This consists of a high-level review of organizational systems to identify areas for improvement prior to growth.

“Preliminary Accreditation is a great way to ensure that a new business is set up for clinical and administrative success as they grow to provide services for more clients and families. I’m thrilled that Patterns Behavioral Services has invested in ensuring quality systems for their growing practice,” said Sara Gershfeld Litvak, Founder of BHCOE. “We are excited to commend CEO Ihab Shahawi and Clinical Director Amber Raemer, as well as their fantastic team, on creating a program that is dedicated to serving the autism community.”

BHCOE Accreditation and BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation are the only Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)-specific accreditations. Acting as a third-party, the organization systematically measures and reports on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community using standardized methods and practices, and accredits only those service agencies that meet these standards.

“At Patterns, we take pride in our supportive and professional team,” said Clinical Director, Amber Raemer. “We are honored to receive the BHCOE Preliminary Accreditation because we are committed to providing our clients with up-to-date, comprehensive treatment. As we grow, our agency will continue to provide reliable behavior analysis services of the highest quality for years to come.”

About BHCOE Accreditation and Preliminary Accreditation
The BHCOE Accreditation is a trusted source that recognizes behavioral health organizations committed to continuous quality improvement. BHCOE offers a third-party measurement system that differentiates and provides independent feedback on clinical quality indicators. The BHCOE criterion features standards that subject-matter experts developed to measure effective applied behavior analysis services. The Preliminary Accreditation audit process consists of an interview, document review and systems analysis. The Preliminary Accreditation can also be used by providers looking to prepare for full accreditation within the next year as a way to prepare for the larger survey. For more information, visit http://www.bhcoe.org.

About Patterns Behavioral Services
Patterns was founded in 2012 and is part of The SAILS Group, Inc., a 20-year-old company that is dedicated to the support and success of families and their children diagnosed with Autism and other intellectual disabilities. Our focus and expertise in using the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Training is to constantly strive to create, build, and improve our approach, systems and team in order to provide the highest quality therapy, training and support to honor those whom we serve. Patterns was founded and continues to be managed by a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and other highly skilled behavioral therapists focused on building the most experienced, professional and highly trained team of experts that is unparalleled in our field. For more information, visit https://www.patternsbehavior.com.

Source: BHCOE


Categories: Autism

Tags: ABA Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, BHCOE


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