Parent Training Consultations

A member of our senior team will consult directly with you. Consultations provide focused services to ensure meaningful goals are identified and taught in the learner’s natural environment. These consultations will include a large parent training component and some one-to-one time with the learner. It is important for parents to learn ABA strategies specific to their learner's needs, as well as general ABA principles.

Our consultations are delivered in 13-week service blocks, starting at 2 hours/week. An individualized service plan will be determined as part of the initial intake process.

Intake Process

  1. Complete an Intake Form

This is the first step in the intake process for services at Best Behaviour.
Upon receipt and review of the completed intake form, we will follow up with you to share an update regarding available services. At this time, we are also happy to schedule a time to meet over the phone to answer any questions you may have about our services or ABA therapy.
If we are able to accommodate your service request and you decide that you would like to register for
consultative services, we would continue with the registration process.
The intake forms are also used to create our wait list, in the event that we are unable to meet your service request at this time.

  1. Complete a Registration Form

A Consultation Registration Form will be shared with you. If a Medical Alert Form is applicable, that would be completed as well. Both of these forms can be completed electronically. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about these forms, or help you complete them over the phone.
Once your registration form has been completed, the learner's file will be shared with you and members of our senior team.

  1. Complete an Intake Meeting

The Clinical Supervisor or Senior Therapistwill review the learner's file and reach out to schedule an intake meeting.
During the intake meeting, the goal is to get to know each other and put together a customized service plan. It is a chance for us to meet the learner and identify next steps regarding assessments and program goals.
A consent form will also be completed at this time.

  1. Complete an Initial Assessment

After the intake meeting, appointments for any initial assessments that need to be completed will be scheduled by the Senior Therapist. The results will be summarized and a service plan will be prepared.
The learner's
consultation plan and/or behaviour protocol will be written up and shared in a meeting with the Clinical Supervisor or Senior Therapist. The purpose of this meeting is to review the assessment results and programs/goals (typically prior to starting sessions but it may also possible to work on it as sessions get started).
Once we've received consent to go forward with the plan, sessions can begin.

  1. Begin Services

The Senior Therapist will begin sessions, as outlined in the consultation plan. Since the nature of these consultations are to include parent-mediated components, session length and durations may change as the consultation progresses. The proportion of direct and indirect hours may also change, to meet the learner and family's needs during the consultation and to ensure a meaningful transition at the end of the consultation.
At the end of the consultation, a transition report will be shared in a meeting with the Clinical Supervisor or Senior Therapist. The purpose of this meeting is to review the learner's programs/goals to date and recommendations for next steps (including strategies to continue and any potential service extensions).

  1. Welcome!

Of course, there are going to be individual variations to this process based on the needs of the team member and/or learner. However, following this process will ensure evidence best practices are being considered at all opportunities.
Here you can find a welcome letter from Sophia Catania, our Clinical Director. You can also read more about what to expect when accessing therapy in-home and at the centre.

Pricing

Consultations will be billed at an hourly rate of $85.00/hour. This applies to direct hours spent with the learner and family, as well as any indirect hours used to support the learner's programming.

After the first consultation, an invoice will be emailed for the full cost of the service block (including the first session). For example, if the consultation runs at 2 hours/week for 13 weeks, an invoice will be sent during Week 2 for the full 13 weeks.