The mission of Progressive Behaviour Solutions is to provide quality, evidence-based behavioural services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. In providing these services we are dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families, and teams we support.
Choice, respect, competence, community presence and community participation for all individuals with developmental disabilities.
We are dedicated to providing quality, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)-based services. To achieve this, we believe that the following philosophies must guide our services.
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
ABA is the science of changing and shaping behaviours. Using ABA, we look at changing the environmental variables influencing behaviour; this includes changing the environment, altering or avoiding events that trigger challenging behaviours, teaching alternative skills, changing how we respond to challenging behaviour, and increasing reinforcement for the behaviours we want to see occurring more.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
PBS is an applied science that uses ABA-based assessment and intervention strategies to improve challenging behaviour in individuals with disabilities. It is a values-based approach that emphasizes improving quality of life factors by teaching individuals skills that will lead to personal competence, respect, and community participation, rather than focusing on solely decreasing challenging behaviours.
We collaborate with the teams that we support from assessment to program implementation. We believe that parents/caregivers are the experts and have the most valuable information to contribute to the behaviour consultation process. We work as a team to make behaviour change occur.
We aim to share our knowledge by teaching parents and support staff behaviour analytic skills. We believe that in order to maintain behaviour change and continue to succeed with your child or the individual you support, it is important to learn and apply behaviour analytic skills on a day-to-day basis. By strengthening behaviour analytic skills within our teams, we can strive to be a short-term service.
Brooke Myers, MA, BCBA
Brooke is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who obtained her Master of Arts degree in Special Education with concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. Brooke has experience working with individuals of all ages with a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health concerns. She specializes in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who display challenging behaviours. Brooke has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over twenty years and has experience doing behavioural intervention in home, pre-school, school, and community settings. She is passionate about teaching individuals with disabilities self-determination and self-advocacy skills to empower them to lead the life they want to live.