Behaviour Consultation Services

During Behaviour Consultation services, we work directly with caregivers to help decrease interfering behaviour and teach essential skills for living.

Through behaviour consultation, caregivers are empowered to de-escalate behaviour, teach skills, and put strategies in place to decrease interfering behaviours. Caregivers are taught how to assess the types of things that may be contributing to behaviour, and how to develop and implement plans to address behaviour. These skills can be utilized and applied to new challenges that arise, even after behaviour consultation services have ended.

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We understand that changing how you currently do things can sometimes be hard! We can help.

Using our guiding principles, we coach and support you to implement new parenting or behaviour change strategies.

We develop strategies together, plan for loopholes and challenges, and help you feel confident in your new plan before we ask you to implement it on your own. Once you do, we’re here for support, questions and troubleshooting.

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Behaviour Consultation Guiding Principals

  1. Continuous assessment:  Behaviour consultation starts with the assessment of target behaviours to help determine interventions that need to be put in place. Assessment is ongoing to assess factors that contribute to both barriers and advances to treatment

  2. Positive and strengths-based:  Consultation should emphasize strengths of the clients, family members & systems and utilize those strengths as levers for change

  3. Increased responsibility of caregivers and individuals:  Interventions should be designed to promote responsibility and decrease irresponsible behaviour among family members

  4. Present-focused, action-oriented and well-defined goals:  Interventions should be present-focused and action-oriented, targeting specific and well-defined problems

  5. Developmentally appropriate:  Interventions should be developmentally appropriate and fit the developmental needs of the client.

  6. Continuous effort:  Interventions should be designed to require daily or weekly effort by family members

  7. Continuous evaluation and accountability:  Intervention efficacy is evaluated continuously from multiple perspectives, with behaviour consultants assuming accountability for overcoming barriers to successful outcomes

  8. Generalization and Maintenance of change by empower caregivers:  Interventions should be designed to promote treatment generalization and long-term maintenance by empowering caregivers to address family members’ needs