Behaviour Consultation for Challenging Behaviour

If you are seeking support in reducing challenging behaviour, then our behaviour consultation service may be for you!

We use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) based techniques to assess and reduce challenging behaviour as well as teach more desired behaviours to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mental health concerns and other developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP) and Intellectual Disability (ID).

Common behaviours we address include (but are not limited to):

  • Physical aggression
  • Verbal aggression
  • Self-injurious behaviour
  • Property destruction
  • Disrobing
  • Fecal smearing
  • Food refusal/selectivity

The focus and length of behaviour consultation will be determined by your family’s individual needs, and the complexity of the target behaviour(s).

This service consists of four phases, which are outlined below.

1

Assessment & Plan Development

The assessment can include but is not limited to:

  • A Functional Behaviour Assessment
  • Strengths and Needs Assessment
  • Skills-based assessments
  • Observations

Data collection Information from the assessment is used to develop the behaviour support plan collaboratively with the team.

2

Implementation

The team is trained how to implement the strategies within the behaviour support plan.

The behaviour consultant will provide a written description of the strategies, model them and provide feedback to the team.

On-going data collection will take place to ensure progress.

3

Monitoring

  • Review data to ensure progress at obtaining your goal(s).
  • Make changes as necessary.
  • Support team to develop self-monitoring tools.
  • Problem solve with team.

4

Fading

Behaviour consultant will begin to fade support as:

  • The team is feeling confident in implementing the strategies, and problem solving.
  • Progress is being made.

Consultation will be on an as-needed basis.

Our behaviour consultation services adhere to the Quality Assurance Measures (outlined in Ontario Regulation 299/10) and the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts.

To learn more about ABA download the Parent’s Guide from autismspeaks.org.

Contact us today to find out more about our behaviour consultation service.