Our Approach

Who’s on the Team?

  • The main members of the team are the family and caregivers, the individual with behavioural needs, and the behaviour consultant (BCBA).
  • We collaborate with clinicians who are currently involved in the families life, such as Day Care Staff, School Staff, Hospital Staff, Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Teachers, Doctors, Educational Assistants etc. to ensure consistency and understanding for successful interventions.
  • We will talk or meet to discuss goals and see if behaviour consultation is appropriate
  • We will chat to get a better understanding of the individual in need. This is called a needs assessment and personal profile assessment.
  • If you agree, we will sign a service contract agreement.
  • Indirect tools
    • Mediator might be asked to fill out questionnaires, checklists, rating scales, and interviews/discussions with me to find out more information about the behaviour/s or skills.
  • Direct tools 
    • Mediator will be trained on how and when to observe and collect information on the specific behaviour.
    • Anyone who is involved and interested will collaboratively define the behaviour based on observations in order to collect more information about it. This is called a Target Behaviour.
    • We will work with you to create special documents to properly measure the behaviour at specific times and places. We will choose what works best for the individual in need and adapt it to work well for your family. 
    • We will train you to collect the information by providing tip sheets and videos, modeling, role play and feedback. 
    • After collecting this information, we will summarize and analyze through graphs/charts in order to find the root cause of the behaviour. This is called the function of the behaviour. 
    • If more information is needed, and it is ethical to do so, we might test out different causes of the behaviour separately to see what the root cause is. This is called a Functional Analysis or Analog. 
  • Report 
    • We will summarize goals, information and data in a report and will provide meaningful recommendations.
    • Consent will be required on if versions of the report are requested.
  • We will create a Behaviour Plan of Intervention (BPI) that incorporates the information learned from assessment and evidence-based Applied Behaviour Analysis.
  • This will include principles that are proven effective. This means that the intervention will be based on evidence.  
  • The BPI will be conducted with the team. 
  • We will train you on how to conduct the intervention and how to collect information on it. It is important to collect information to ensure it is working and continuing to be successful.
  • We will assess to see if the intervention is still working and if it needs to be adapted.
  • We will discuss ideas for how to ensure it can be used in many different environments, with different people, and places. This is called generalization.
  • We will discuss strategies for how to ensure it can be used over time to ensure positive behaviours last and are incorporated in the daily routine. This is called maintenance.