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Behaviour Consultant Services

  • Functional Behaviour Assessments: identify challenging behaviours and why they may be occurring

  • Skill-building assessmentsestablish skill areas to improve independence and quality of life

1. Comprehensive Assessments

2. Program Development

  • Individualized Behaviour Support Plan (BSP) 

    • behaviour reduction and safety/client welfare plan (if necessary)

    • functional communication

    • evidence-based strategies

    • measures to monitor progress

  • Skill acquisition programs (examples for young learners)
    • imitation (e.g., imitating simple actions, words, and advanced writing/drawing imitation)

    • receptive communication (e.g., understanding and responding to spoken language, such as following verbal instructions)

    • expressive communication (e.g., communicating wants/needs and spontaneously commenting on items/activities in the environment)

    • fine motor skills (e.g., achieving pincer grasp, manipulating zippers and fastening buttons)

    • gross motor skills (e.g., balance, climbing, throwing/catching a ball)

    • independence (e.g., initiating and completing daily routines, such as hand washing, teeth-brushing, etc.)

    • academics (e.g., sight reading, reading comprehension, writing, and math skills)​​

3. BI Training & Parent Coaching (if requested)

  • BI Training: focused on basic behavioural and learning principles, involves shadowing the Behaviour
    Consultant initially and then bi-weekly check-ins with programs and progress. 

  • On-going Support: monthly meetings to ensure progress and incorporation of family goals

  • Opportunities for growth: families are welcome to watch in-home sessions to learn strategies implemented.
    If interested in specific guidance (e.g., behaviour management), parent coaching can be provided by the Behaviour Consultant (in-home sessions with child and/or virtually through video calls)

4. Progress Monitoring/Analyzing

  • Direct Observation: bi-weekly check-ins to observe and note child and BI progress

  • Data Analysisdata collected will be analyzed by the Behaviour Consultant on a regular basis 

  • Updates: development of new goals (in collaboration with the family & other team professionals) after
    current goals achieved

  • Modifications: the environment will be frequently assessed to determine what changes can be made to instruction
    (e.g., adjusting adult instructions/responses, providing visuals, etc.) and which accommodations (e.g., providing tools
    to support sensory needs and using preferred items & activities) can be made to best support and motivate your child

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