Problem Behaviour Services

West Coast specializes in improving problem behaviours that are interfeing with family life.  We use consistent, incremental approaches guided by the principles applied behaviour analysis (ABA).

What age-range do you work with?

We work with children from ages 2-18.

Where does intervention occur?

All our intervention occurs in your home and community. We come to you so that your child is in his or her most comforting environment.

What’s the first step?

As a first step we conduct a Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA). An  FBA consists of interviewing critical members of your child’s family and team (e.g., school staff) and then observing your child in situations and environments in which the problem behaviour is most likely to occur.

Interview and observational information enable your Consultant to determine the primary causes or functions of your child’s behaviour.

The FBA concludes with a written report outlining the functions of the child’s problem behaviour as well as a concrete intervention plan designed to address these behaviours.

Why is it useful to have an FBA?

A Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) is a validated, scientific process for understanding why children engage in problem behaviour. FBA enables us to develop Interventions that effectively reduce problem behaviour because they truly address a child’s motivations for acting in a disruptive or non-compliant manner.

How is the FBA implemented?

Your consultant will educate your family and other key people on how to interact with your child when he or she is exhibiting problem behaviours.  Your consultant will make sure you understand the process and will provide support for you.

Progress will be closely monitored so you can see the incremental improvements in your child’s behaviour.

I’d like to talk to you about my child’s situation…

Certainly!  Please contact us by phone or email to discuss your specific situation.

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