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Behavioral Parent Training & Consultation
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Parent Training & Education
At SLBS, parents learn to use skills to better manage their child’s behavior. We teach families about the basic principles of behavior and how these evidence based principles can be utilized in everyday situations. Training topics are chosen based on individual families’ needs.
Common Training Topics Include:
Focused Behavioral Consultation
Often paired with parent training, focused consultation services are designed to help parents improve their child’s ability to complete specific everyday routines. We work with parents to create an individualized plan of action to strategically and systematically teach children new behaviors to replace challenging behaviors.
Skills that could be addressed through behavioral consultation include:
Areas of Specialty
At SLBS we utilize behavioral principles to address a variety of concerns. Children with a variety of diagnosis or no diagnosis at all can benefit from behaviorally based interventions. We have experience working with children with our without a formal diagnosis. See below for some of our experiences.
We have experience working with children with or without a formal diagnosis.
Recommendations for Treatment of ADHD by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
"For children 6 years of age and older, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends both behavior therapy and medication as good options, preferably both together. For young children (under 6 years of age) with ADHD, behavior therapy is recommended as the first line of treatment, before medication is tried. Good treatment plans will include close monitoring of whether and how much the treatment helps the child’s behavior, and making changes as needed along the way.”
In short - tantrums and meltdowns are different behaviors, with different functions, and require different approaches
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ABA is often talked about as a treatment approach for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
However, behaviorally based interventions are effective when addressing a wide array of concerns!
"They’re not a learning disability on their own. Instead, they’re weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning. Some people describe executive function as “the CEO of the brain." That’s because these skills allow us to set goals, plan and get things done. When kids struggle with executive skills, it impacts them in school and in everyday life."