Behavior Consultation FAQ

1. Is a Behavior Consultation right for me?

Is managing your child’s behavior a struggle? Is your child defiant? Does your child throw temper tantrums? Do you find yourself at a loss for effective ways to respond? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this Behavior Consultation will help. Other frequently targeted behaviors may include: toileting, sleep routine, sibling arguments, morning routine, feeding issues, communication skills, etc.


2. What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

ABA is a scientific approach to improving socially significant (meaningful!) behavior, in which procedures derived from the principles of behavior are systematically applied to improve these behaviors and to demonstrate experimentally (data!) that the procedures employed were responsible for the improvement in behavior (functional relationship).


Applied = socially significant

Behavior = measurable behavior in need of change

Analysis = functional relationship

3. What is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst?

The Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services.

4. What does a Behavior Consultation include?

At The Speech and Learning Center, a Behavior Consultation session is for YOU, the parent/s and/or caregiver. You will receive invaluable information on ABA, conducting and understanding a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), antecedent and consequence based strategies, implementing a behavior chart (Behavior Intervention Plan), promoting positive behaviors, enforcing an effective time-out, etc. You will also have the opportunity to have an individualized Q&A with a BCBA.

5. What is a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)?

One of the key ideas behind the science of applied behavior analysis is that it is driven by direct observation and experimentation. Actual changes in behaviors are the critical measure of any ABA therapy and change cannot be assessed unless observations can be made of those behaviors. Functional behavior assessments are the way applied behavior analysts develop a baseline and determine whether future interventions are actually resulting in measurable changes. The observations fit into three categories: ● Antecedents, or the environmental prompts leading to the behavior. ● Behavior, or the actions themselves resulting from the antecedent. ● Consequences, the outcome of the behavior that tends to reinforce it. Together, these “ABCs” of ABA provide the information required to intervene in behavioral problems.

6. What is a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?

A BIP is a plan that is designed to teach and reward positive behaviors. The BIP is based on the results of the FBA.

7. How long is the Behavior Consultation?

All three Behavior Consultation options will last approximately 1 hour.

8. What does the Behavior Consultation cost?

The Initial Behavior Consultation is $150. In order to participate in the Follow-up Behavior Consultation sessions, you must complete the Initial Behavior Consultation. If you’d like to attend the Follow-up Behavior Consultation Bundle, it is an additional $400. If you decide to purchase all three sessions together, you may do so at a discounted price of $500. See Full Pricing Information

9. Will I learn how to discipline my child?

You will learn ways of shaping your child’s behavior. You will be provided with antecedent and consequence based strategies in order to help you encourage desired behaviors and discourage undesirable behaviors. Discipline often refers to punishment and although punishments are sometimes necessary, applied behavior analysis focuses on shaping desired behaviors and reinforcing these behaviors when they occur, prior to implementing a punishment procedure. (THINK: least restrictive to most restrictive)

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