We offer full or partial day in-service trainings covering topics such as: challenging behaviors, overwhelming frustration, anxiety management, and social skills training. The following depicts the content of a sample in-service training:
We can come to a school to evaluate the social and behavioral needs of an individual, group of students, or the entire school and design an appropriate social skills support program.
Typically this involves in-service trainings followed by ongoing consultation to implement strategies.
We can provide an assessment of problem behaviors to help understand why the behaviors occur. This is sometimes known as a "Functional Behavioral Assessment." The assessment may involve observation, interview, review of behavior diaries, and filling out questionnaires.
Based on the information we will put together a behavior plan that may involve: Modifications to the demands placed on the student, skills training to provide alternatives to inappropriate behaviors, and incentive systems.
If a neuro-diverse student, or group of students, is perceived negatively by peers, those peers may tease or reject them. In addition to helping students handle teasing, it is equally or more important to increase understanding and acceptance from neuro-typical peers.
Peer sensitivity training can involve either a general presentation to increase acceptance of all students or can be a more targeted presentation to help peers accept a particular student. We typically ask peers to help in three ways: (a) invite the student to join in when the student has been left out, (b) stand up for the student if others are teasing him or her, and (c) offer help to the student if he or she is upset.