What to Expect
ABA consultation services typically begin with *assessment. The first hour of your telehealth consultation session is conducted Pro Bono. During that hour, DRCB Consulting assesses if a telehealth model of consultation can sufficiently address your concerns, or if a mixed in-home / telehealth model is more appropriate.
*Parents of typically developing children, or teachers seeking tips for managing minor misbehavior or discrete behavioral issues (e.g., tantrums in stores, difficulties with bedtime routines, difficulties with instruction following) may not require or desire formal assessment (e.g., functional behavior assessments).
Assessment may occur in-home or remotely, depending on the level of consultation desired. An assessment may require record review, interviews, observations, and planned interactions with anyone that may influence procedures addressing behavior change. Developed behavior intervention plans are discussed before implementation and progress is addressed at regular intervals that are clinically relevant and satisfactory to clients. Confidential documents and video data shared during assessment consultation are transferred securely using point to point encryption from your desktop computer, smart phone, or tablet to DRCB Consulting.
May Involve All or Some of the Following:
✚ Assessment of child problem behaviors and family functioning
✚ Assessment of child skills, strengths, and potent reinforcers
✚ Introduction to ABA strategies/procedures
✚ Training: Use of ABA procedures included in individualized behavior intervention plans
✚ Ongoing follow-up and feedback on caregiver’s implementation
✚ Problem solving areas of difficulty
✚ Recorded and remote video observations of child behavior
✚ Informed consent: Parents/caregivers are fully informed & understand rationales for strategies/procedures.
Parents and caregivers interested in ongoing consultation services should be committed to long-term behavior change. This commitment requires correct and consistent implementation of parent-interaction and child management procedures. Because child behavior problems rarely decrease unless new, adaptive, replacement behaviors are learned, caregivers commit to teaching of new behaviors so that strategies used to decrease or replace child behavior problems are effective. Parents/caregivers are fully informed about the benefits and possible negative side-effects of implementing ABA strategies and procedures.
Second Opinions & Additional Support
DRCB Consulting is happy to provide families with second opinions for 1:1 intensive ABA intervention services they receive, and work with providers in the U.S. to provide additional supervision support.