What we do

Our Services

Explorations IBHS provides services to clients via Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). Many of our consultants and staff have degrees or certifications in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Special Education, Counseling Psychology, and related fields. Our staff consists of highly motivated and dedicated professionals with extensive experience in autism and other developmental disorders. IBHS may include services from the following staff:


  • Mobile Therapy (MT)
  • Behavior Consultant (BC)
  • Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)
  • Case Manager (CM)

If you would like more information about our IBHS Program, please contact: Tina Wells | 610-755-9485

Dr. Lourea-Waddell
Dr. Brittany Lourea-Waddell

Director of the Office of Student Services
Email: bwaddell@mciu.org
Phone: 610-755-9433

Amanda Kern, Administrative Assistant, akern@mciu.org

Dr. Lourea-Waddell
Christina wells, M.A.
MCIU Program Administrator
Explorations IBHS
Phone: 610-755-9485
Cell: 610-513-8990

Delivery of Services

Explorations IBHS does not ascribe to only one form of intervention. Clients are viewed holistically and general behavioral principles are followed. Treatment and specialized programming are designed based on the client’s individual needs and are updated on an ongoing basis or as needed. Treatment is provided in the client’s home, school, or community setting using a team approach, which includes parents, clinical staff, community supports and educators.

Depending on the funding source, Explorations IBHS offers several types of services to meet the client’s individual needs.  For example: 

  • Behavior Modification
  • Functional Behavioral Assessments
  • School Consultation
  • Specific ABA Modalities depending upon on the client’s individual needs and funding source

Unique and creative services can be provided if they are medically necessary and clinically justifiable.  Service goals may include the following:

  • Identifying and utilizing individual and family strengths.
  • Fostering independence.
  • Promoting family autonomy.
  • Assisting the family to develop their own natural community support network and in developing community resources.
  • Aiding in the transition from a more restrictive level of treatment (for example hospital/residential to community-based services.)
  • Helping the client reintegrate after receiving more restrictive services to receiving services in the home, school, and community.
  • Preventing out-of-home placement.
  • Assisting and aiding clients in developing personal skills as necessary to enhance parent/child or child/peer relations.
  • Providing individualized behavioral management or specialized instruction in the school setting to address a child’s behavioral needs and maintain appropriate educational placement.