Child Behaviour Consultancy

Our ABA Behaviour Specialists assess each individual child’s needs.

We provide individualised support for each child, including a range of assessments such as Functional Behaviour Analysis, and Behavioural and Preference assessments.

Scroll down to learn more about Functional Behaviour Analysis and how we are able to help a range of children with Autism and other Learning or Developmental challenges.

 

What is a Functional Behaviour Assessment?

A Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) is a systematic process for understanding problem behaviour and the factors that contribute to its occurrence and maintenance (Horner, 1994; O’Neill et al., 1997; Repp, 1994; Sugai et al., 2000).

The information collected for a Functional Behaviour Assessment is used to develop an individualised and comprehensive behaviour support plan. Strategies in a behaviour support plan that are built upon the identified functions of behaviour from the FBA have increased efficiency and effectiveness. (Horner, 1994; O’Neill et al., 1997; Sugai, Horner, & Sprague, 1999; Sugai, Lewis-Palmer, & Hagan, 1998).

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We are able to conduct Functional Behaviour Assessments in all settings to determine the function of challenging behaviours to formulate a tactical plan to help support the child in every environment.

The goal of the FBA is:

  • Identify the problem behaviour(s).
  • Identify the antecedents or events that predict when the behaviour is likely to occur.
  • Identify the maintaining consequences or events that increase the likelihood of the behaviour happening in the future.
  • Identify the setting events or factors that make the problem worse.

Why do a Functional Behaviour Assessment?

The primary reason for conducting FBAs is to improve our understanding of the problem behaviour and guide the development of effective, efficient, and relevant Behaviour Support Plans (Horner, 1994; O’Neill et al., 1997; Repp, 1994; Sugai et al., 1999).

The FBA provides the basis for deciding upon specific appropiate individualised behavioural strategies for the best outcome.


Our three step service:

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Initial visit – involves: meeting the pupil in their current environment (home or school), speak briefly to those who know the pupil best and understand what the challenges are, observe the pupils level of interaction and take a look at their level of academic attainment.

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Detailed functional assessments (completed by a certified behaviour analyst) – a combination of observations, interviews and data collection to ensure that we put interventions in place that match the functions of behaviours. Our thorough assessments, mean that when we begin our teaching and interventions we have a sound understanding of the pupil’s needs.

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Parents and staff – empowering staff and parents with individualised training and ongoing consultancy support, is a very powerful way of ensuring desired change as it brings about consistency.

The aim of our company is to support pupils from as young as age two to transition to nurseries and schools, and to support older pupils to maintain their place in school by devising a system of support that prevents them from permanent exclusion. Therefore, reducing their chances of ending up in PRU’s, residential units and the criminal justice system.