Benefits of consultation include:
Customized to meet immediate educator and student needs
Easy to schedule, consult as needed
Builds staff capacity to manage behavior
Combines student specific support and clinical training in Behavior Advantage applications
Provides ongoing behavior support consultation for an individual or group of students
Consultation Services and Areas of Expertise
Practical Classroom Management
A strong link exists between teaching strategies and student behavior. Educational and behavioral strategies are discussed to promote learning environments more likely to produce academic achievement and reduce interfering behaviors.
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Development
Federal law (IDEA) requires school districts to conduct functional behavior assessments on behaviors that impede the student’s learning or that of others, and to use positive behavioral interventions and supports to address those behaviors. Consultation on specific students, regarding chronic behavior problems via the FBA/BIP process, is provided through a collaborative coaching model. Consultation focuses on the process of conducting a FBA and BIP, clinical development of a FBA and BIP, and how to incorporate Behavior Advantage to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of these important procedures. Data collection and progress monitoring are addressed as well.
Paraeducator Training and Supports
Para-educators are sometimes faced with supporting the most challenging students, and yet they often lack the training necessary to manage these issues safely and effectively. To work successfully with students, para-educators require a specific skill set founded in evidence-based practices that are indispensible when instructing special education students. Consultation provides customized support to address the immediate concerns of your para-educators, as well as training to build capacity of your staff over time.
Specialized program development and consultation for students with ASD & ED
Students identified with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or Emotional Disorders comprise two rapidly growing populations that many school districts struggle to serve effectively. Comprehensive consultation services provide staff with necessary supports required when building programs to support students with ASD and ED.