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Behavioral Parent Training & Consultation

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: 

  • Reinforcement vs. Punishment - including effective use of reinforcement
  • What is Bribery? How is it different than reinforcement? 
  • Determining & understanding the functions of behavior
  • Establishing and maintaining instructional control 

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:

  • meal-time challenges (including picky eaters)
  • morning and bedtime routines
  • cleaning up toys
  • obsessive, perseverative, or rigid behaviors
  • difficulty with changes in routine
  • transitioning throughout the day
  • potty training
  • seemingly random tantrums or “melt-downs”
  • safety concerns

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. 

Formal diagnosis

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Developmental Delays
  • Learning Disabilities & Differences
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

General Characteristics

  • General defiance or refusal to complete tasks
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Picky eaters or other meal related issues
  • Aggression towards siblings, peers, and parents
  • Negative reactions when told ‘no’
  • Insistence  of specific routines, placement of objects, and other rigid or non-flexible behaviors
  • Frequent and/or intense tantrums or melt-downs
  • Executive Functioning deficits 
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