Behaviour Services: consultation & assessment

New Roots Therapy offers specialized behaviour consultation and assessment services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families.  Our behaviour specialist is available for in-office, in-home, and in-school consultation and assessment.  Behaviour consultation services may be beneficial for:

  • Children, adolescents, and families struggling with behavioural challenges at school (e.g., challenges with attendance, completion of work, participation, social skills, attention and focus, transitions, etc.) or at home (e.g., challenges with meal and bedtime routines, completing chores, curfew issues, verbal or physical aggression, homework, etc.)
  • Children, adolescents, and families struggling with anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety or specific phobias)
  • Families living with specific diagnoses, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Eating Disorders, or Anxiety Disorders

Assessment methods include:

  • Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA)
  • Functional Analyses (FA)
  • Skills Assessments
  • Direct observation in home and school settings
  • Antecedent, Behaviour, Consequence data (ABC data)

During consultation with our Behaviour Specialist, strategies and techniques may include the use of:

  • Reinforcement or reward systems
  • Schedules and routines
  • Visuals or visual schedules
  • Exposure-based therapy
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Teaching of coping strategies
  • Development and use of anxiety hierarchies
  • Teaching of life skills
  • Relapse prevention for those recovering from an Eating Disorder
  • Development of behaviour contracts
  • Components of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Self-monitoring
  • Behavioural activation
  • Functional Communication Training (FCT)
  • Development of prompting hierarchies
  • Naturalistic teaching strategies
  • Video modelling

Our Behaviour Specialist also provides workshops and staff training in schools on topics related to behaviour concerns in the school environment.

Please see Shawn Carter's profile page for more information about Behaviour Services at New Roots Therapy and his education, certification, approach, and relevant work experiences.