Behaviour consultation is available to schools, daycares and camps to help staff support children with challenging behaviour. Child-specific or class-wide interventions are available. Interventions are based in applied behaviour analysis.
Steps in Behaviour Consultation Process:
We will discuss the situation and the presenting problems with you. We will also do an observation. This information gathering step is crucial in the behaviour consultation process as it guides the development of the interventions. It might be necessary to complete this step over two or more visits.
- Plan Development
We develop a plan that is both realistic and effective. You will receive a written protocol describing the steps of the intervention, the reinforcement schedule, the prompting procedure, the revision criteria and the mastery criteria.
- Training and Implementation
We use a Behavioural Skills Training model to teach your team how to implement the behaviour plan. The four steps to this model are: teach, model, rehearse and give feedback. Your team will have an opportunity to practice the new skills before they implement them.
- Monitoring and Updating
We will monitor the success of the plan with you. When changes are necessary (as steps are mastered or if something is not working) we will make those changes with you.
Examples of Behaviour Consultation Situations
- Non-compliance or disruptive behaviours
- Creating opportunities for social skill development
- Class-wide incentive programs
- Difficulty with transitions
- Integration of child with special needs into the classroom or group
- Creating positive behaviour supports
The Behaviour Consultation service is meant to be a collaboration. We endeavour to create plans that are easily implemented and are effective. Having worked in settings where ABA is not the predominant philosophy we are able to collaborate and find solutions that work for your setting.