We help families that are struggling with challenging behaviours such as;
poor school behaviour,
drug or alcohol use,
family conflict and,
For individuals with developmental disabilities and ASD, these behaviours can severely inhibit one's ability to be independent and participate in meaningful community-based activities.
For teens, these behaviours may lead to legal troubles, suspensions from school, and limited opportunities after high school.
These behaviours can be reduced with proper assessment and behaviour intervention.
The behaviour assessment process may involve;
Interviews with the individual, care providers and staff
Observations of the individual
Experimental analysis/functional analysis.
The goal of the assessment is to determine factors that contribute to the behaviour including common triggers, things that may be maintaining the behaviour, and the function the behaviour serves for the individual.
Once a thorough understanding of the behaviour is obtained through the behaviour assessment, a plan can be developed, in collaboration with the individual and the care providers, to reduce the maladaptive behaviours and teach alternative, appropriate behaviours.
We work with you to develop interventions you can implement and you're comfortable with. We provide training to ensure you're confident implementing the interventions. We're available as often as needed during implementation to answer any questions and help you overcome any barriers you may have.
One goal of consultation is to provide you with skills and strategies needed to reach your current goals, as well as skills that can be applied when new challenges or goals arise.
Following the completion of a behaviour assessment, we help families and support staff implement interventions to decrease challenging behaviours and improve quality of life.