BBC utilizes multiple assessment tools to determine the child's level of functioning and to determine environmental variables that may affect and maintain challenging behaviors. Below are the types of assessments we may conduct.
Beckhom Behavioral Consulting provides a wide range of services for children and youth with autism and related developmental disabilities. The services we provide are individualized to meet the unique needs of the children, families, and communities we serve. We provide services in the environment where they are most needed which may include home, school, or community settings. We design programs to reduce challenging behaviors as well as programs to teach new skills and address skill deficits. We use a variety of assessments to design a highly individualized intervention plan. Our services are data-based and driven by the most recent empirically validated research in the areas of applied behavior analysis, behavioral psychology, education, autism, and developmental disabilities. Services include:
Every child's ABA program starts with a comprehensive evaluation process. The process usually includes a functional assessment of challenging behaviors (if necessary) and an assessment of the child's strengths and weaknesses in the areas of communication, social/play skills, pre-academic/academic skills, self-care skills and daily living skills. A significant focus of the assessment is placed on the child's strengths, talents, and motivational factors. We work collaboratively with all team members (i.e., parents, teachers, therapists, etc.) whom have vested interest in creating an effective treatment plan that promotes behavioral progress and skill acquisition.
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We provide one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis/Verbal Behavior (ABA/VB) instruction to your child based on the goals and objectives that will be developed as a part of their individualized assessment package. Our ABA therapy programs are generally intended for children 24 months of age or older. The goal of therapy is to intensely train more sophisticated behavioral and educational repertoires that will enhance the child's quality of life and allow for him/her to benefit from access to natural learning and social environments. We focus on developmentally appropriate skill building while always taking into account the individual interests and desires of the child and family.
We provide consultation services to parents, schools, residential facilities, daycare centers, group homes, and other community agencies. The consultation model involves training staff and/or parents in ABA based-teaching procedures, which they will implement with the guidance of the consultant. Depending on the child's need and the intensity of the case, consultation visits may occur weekly or monthly. The length of consultation may be short term (2-4 months) or long term (1-2 years).
We provide school consultation that is child-specific or involve class-wide interventions and training. We will also assist with the set-up of an Autism/ABA classroom and assist with inclusion issues.
We provide consultation to parents to address specific concerns such as toilet training or sleep issues. We will also provide consultation to assist parents in setting up home ABA programs.
We provide consultation and training to community agencies who serve adults and children through the Georgia COMP and NOW Medicaid Waiver Program.
We conduct group sessions that focus on teaching social skills to your child with autism and/or related developmental disabilities. Children will learn a variety of social and behavioral skills that will help them interact appropriately with others and develop friendships. The group members are closely matched according to skill level and age.
We also provide social skills training as part of a 1-to-1 ABA therapy session for children and youth who require more intensive training before working with a group.
We run multiple training workshops for schools, community agencies, and parents. Topics may be individualized for your purposes. Past topics have included:
The ABCs of ABA: What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Learning Characteristics of Students with ASDs and Educational Strategies
Positive Behavioral Practices for Home And School
Helping Families Understand the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Process
Functional Behavior Assessments and Effective Behavior Intervention Plans
Elements of Successful Inclusion of Children With Autism and Related Disabilities in Early Childhood Settings
We will supervise individuals pursuing the BCBA, BCABA, or RBT credential as required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.