This past week, I was able to meet with another behavior specialist from another agency to give her the “grand tour” of Therap and how she can apply the various modules to her setting. Even though we use Therap on a daily basis…it becomes “mundane” in the sense of how we use each module. By introducing someone new, it creates conversation into new ways of looking at the modules and how to better keep data. Sometimes, we can get in such a rut! I definitely enjoyed my time going over therap with her and hope to do more in the future!

Happy weekend!!

By |2014-03-07T20:54:51+00:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Revival!

My latest webinar!

No one can ever tell me that I am the smartest person in regards to technology! Despite me being ready and waiting to conduct my webinar well before my scheduled time…I forgot to log on to the specfic webinar! Regardless…many folks were waiting for me to begin and I felt horrible! Emoticon showing sad face

Anyway….it was a great webinar and I felt like I did a better job than in past webinars. There were many great questions…and dare I say…I actually enjoyed it!! I felt more confident despite the fact that I came “late” to my own webinar!

Have a great weekend everyone!

By |2016-11-03T10:15:19+00:00November 8th, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |1 Comment

CT Conference

It was nice to see so many familiar faces at the CT Conference last week!   I was very excited to be able to present at the Conference and share Oak Hill’s process for developing ISP’s.    I would much rather present in front of a group and think it went well!  Many of you here in CT should also attend our User Group Meetings at Oak Hill in Hartford.    Please email me at and we can add you to the list.  It is a great place to share ideas, ask questions, and see what other agencies are doing on Therap. 

Looking forward to the Conference in Kansas City!   

Mary Beth Julian

Program Supervisor-Oak Hill

By |2013-10-04T17:04:57+00:00October 4th, 2013|Categories: Mary Beth Julian's Posts|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on CT Conference

CT Conference in Meriden!

Good Morning!
What a great couple of days this week! Therap hosted the CT User’s Group Conference in Meriden on Wednesday and Thursday! I had the privilege of presenting BER’s, reporting and tracking to a group of new Therap users.

First, I must say…what a wonderful difference it is to present in person than on a webinar! There was must more interaction and my presentation lasted the complete hour…not the 20 minutes usually done on the Webinar!!! I loved the interaction, the questions and group discussion! It wasn’t as bad presenting as I thought and I actually did enjoy it!!

It was great to see so many familiar faces and again want to invite anyone from CT to join our CT users group which is held at Oak Hill about every other month. The next one is slated to be in November. If interested, please email me at:

Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and all that Fall has to offer!!!


By |2016-11-03T10:15:21+00:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: , |Comments Off on CT Conference in Meriden!

Connecticut here I come!

Hello all!

I am super excited to attend another Regional Therap conference this month in Connecticut!  No matter how long I use Therap or how many conferences and user groups that I go to, I ALWAYS learn something new when I hang out with other Therapites!  (And that’s because Therap users are smarter than everyone else!)

The New Mexico conference earlier this year, really opened my eyes about how a provider might react to a mandatory system, I know how I would react!  When ever I am told that I HAVE to do something, my immediate response is “no way!”  I know, you’re shocked, I seem like such a mild mannered and passive individual and you would never figure me for an outspoken rebel, but it’s true.  As I spoke with the New Mexico providers I started to realize that if I had been mandated to use Therap I probably would not love it as much as I do.  I feel fortunate that I have worked for companies that have acquired Therap because it is a desirable tool that enhances communication, empowers Direct Support Professionals and increases the quality of life for the people we serve.  Who knows, if I was mandated to use Therap I might be leading the charge against Therap instead of for Therap.  But luckily, we all know which side I am really on!!!  YAY THERAP!!!!

We in Florida have been waiting on the edge of our seats for months (and months and months and months) for the announcement that Florida will adopt Therap statewide.  And now I know what to expect.  All those other rebels out there that will want to reject any mandatory anything, will have to listen to me when I tell them to put down the torches and accept this change.  Therap is good for individuals, staff, providers and states.  It’s like mandatory chocolate.


So, now on to Connecticut, the birthplace of Therap, a pilgrimage to the homeland!  I have no idea what I will learn when I am there, but I have no doubt that it will be ground breaking, earth shaking and altogether awe inspiring.  So, bring it on CT!!!!


By |2016-11-03T10:15:21+00:00September 6th, 2013|Categories: Kristen Thompson's Posts|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Connecticut here I come!

Another successful CT User’s Group!

Greetings from CT!!! On Monday, Oak Hill hosted another wonderful CT User’s Group. It was great to see Justin and have him tell us all the new details about the latest release!

One feature I am loving is the updated time tracking module!! It will be very useful to me, a behavior specialist, in collecting data that is easier for staff to use and to be able to have an alternate to the BER’s interval data. In the graphed form, time tracking provids a quick snapshot of the behaviors being tracked. It is quick and very convienient which means data will be even more accurate! I plan on using time tracking to track mood changes and other behaviors more typically captured on an interval data collection system. I will also plan on including time tracking in the behavior webinars that I do twice a year!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer!

By |2013-07-31T17:33:02+00:00July 31st, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Another successful CT User’s Group!

Happy Thursday!

Last week Oak Hill organized another successful CT user’s group! While all our sessions help each other to brainstorm, problem solve, and attempt to move forward in “therap land”, it was especially wonderful to have Maureen join us this time! Maureen gave us an overview of the changes coming up in the next update and of course, she left with a notepad full of “ideas/wishes” from us!

It was also great to hear Justin’s voice during a conference call and he filled us in on possible changes to who can get access to therap (inspectors, DDS, etc.) and how best to go about that!

Looking forward to one more CT user’s group before the big CT conference!!

By |2013-06-20T13:19:07+00:00June 20th, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Happy Thursday!

Using Tablets

Very interesting meeting we had the other week in regards to our agency possibly using tablets instead of laptops! As our agency is beginning to venture into the land of “in-home” supports, we are once again finding ourselves having to use paper documentation as many homes that we serve do not have internet access. Using these tablets will be great as most of the staff working have gotten used to using Therap. In addition, having paper documentation makes it difficult for me as a behavior specialist to do my job outside of that home to do my work and to keep tabs on the behavioral incidents that occur. I guess we have gotten very spoiled with having all the data right at our fingertips! The only trouble I see is that the families still won’t have access as I am assuming that we wouldn’t be leaving the tablets at the house.

Anyway…hope everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather!

Deanna Bisaillon

By |2016-11-03T10:15:24+00:00May 13th, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Using Tablets

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s day!! Hope no one is getting tricked today or is suffering from a sugar coma from yesterday!

The behavior specialists at our agency got some great news last week. Psychiatry dictations/med orders and recommendation pages from previous PRC (program review committe) will be scanned into therap! While this may take a bit of time to compete as scanners still need to be purchased, it will be a wonderful thing to be able to have instant access to those documents. The behavior specialists tend to use those documents a lot and not having to drive all over the state just for those pieces of information will be so much more time-efficient!

This will of course means that I will need to learn yet another form of technology…but from what I hear scanning isn’t so bad! Wish me luck though just in case!!

Enjoy the first week of April!!!

By |2013-04-01T16:14:14+00:00April 1st, 2013|Categories: Deanna Bisaillon's Posts|Tags: |Comments Off on Happy April Fool’s Day!
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