Parent Support, Education and Consultation
There is not a one-size-fits-all solution for behavior challenges, nor is there a magic wand to change your child’s behavior. But all behavior happens in context and serves a function; behavior communicates a need or points to a lacking skill. When addressing behavior challenges, it’s important to think about both the prevention and the response (antecedent & consequence). Using a positive, proactive approach can help your child build healthy behavior habits and decrease the need for punitive or reactive responses. Skill building is a life-long journey for children and parents alike.
With an overwhelming amount of parenting advice out there, sometimes it’s hard to know what advice to follow and how to actually apply it in real-life. Create Behavior Solutions is here to bridge that gap and provide the support to educate and empower parents. Consultation provides parents with the tools to deal with challenging issues with confidence to create a positive shift in the well-being of your whole family.
Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual but understanding and utilizing the scientific principles of behavior can relieve a lot of the struggle.
Services are tailored to your family’s specific needs. Together we identify where you are as a family, where you want to go, and how to get you there. Goals are broken down into achievable steps; every step is important and celebrated. Behavior strategies are explained, demonstrated and practiced so that parents feel confident in how to use the tools effectively.
Consultation can address a variety of issues including:
- Increasing positive connections
- Preventing and responding to tantrums
- Noncompliance (defiance and refusal)
- Difficult bedtimes and sleep issues
- Difficulty with daily routines
- Toilet training
- Sibling rivalry
- Self-injurious behaviors
- Picky eaters
- Avoiding or resisting new places
- Difficulty in school and school refusal
- Learning a new skill to increasing independence
- Social skills
- Coping and self-regulation
During consultation, parents will be given an introduction to basic principles of behavior and evidence-based strategies. Parents will also be guided in taking records and data to track progress and identify patterns. Sessions include discussing specific areas of concern and guidance to use specific behavior strategies. Parents will also be supported and encouraged to identify family values, rules and expectations; mindfulness and acceptance-based exercises are used to help parents cope with challenging circumstances.
Consultation generally consists of weekly parent sessions for 12-15 weeks, followed by monthly sessions as needed.
*Approved to accept funding from Children’s Long-Term Support (CLTS) Waiver Program
Send me a message if you have any questions or would like to receive more information.