A hands-on behaviour program tailored to the needs of a child or adult that encourages positive behaviour change.
Are you ready for changes that will lead to a more positive daily life with your child/adult?
Do you want to support your child in learning to learning more positive behaviours?
WHAT IS THE BEHAVIOUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?
We work with you, and other key people in your child’s life, to teach you new skills and ways to respond that will encourage positive behaviour in their life.
In addition to our support of children and their families, we also provide consultation to agencies/service providers who support adults with Intellectual Disability in residential and day programs.
Our behaviourists have experience working with children and adults with Autism.
Who runs the BDP?
We have a team of specialists who work with you to meet your specific needs, including a program coordinator, behavioural consultants and a supervising psychologist. We specialize in working with persons with intellectual disabilities.
In addition to behavioural consultation, we also have the following services:
- Assessments for dementia
- Assessments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Parent Stress Index assessments
- Psychological Screening for youth/adults for application to the Developmental Service Ontario
WHAT DOES THE BEHAVIOURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DO?
We train parents, caregivers and/or service providers to carry out behaviour plans designed by our consultants.
In other words, we come up with a plan to increase skills and encourage positive behaviour change, and then we make sure everyone in the child’s or adult’s life is on the same page and addresses the problem behaviour in the same way.
Depending on the person’s needs, a consultant will meet with you weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of the process:
- We will connect with you, the caregiver, over the phone to determine program suitability and to explain the process.
- We will meet with you in your home to explain the program, learn about the specific behaviour concerns, and determine your needs.
- Intake forms will be completed regarding social history and behaviour.
- Based on observation and on information gathered, we will develop a Behaviour Support Plan with goals and objectives for behavioural change. The plan will have the least intrusive procedures and be based on best practices. It will also work with skills that the person already has and build on those.
- We will help you gain skills for working with the child or adult that encourage positive behaviour.
- Changing behaviour takes time. We will work together to take small, manageable steps to attain goals.
- We will use positive reinforcement to encourage positive changes,
- In addition to individualized care, you can also attend our workshops/training.
WHO IS IT FOR?
- People living in Lanark County
- Anyone over the age of 2 that has been diagnosed with Intellectual Disability OR a child between ages 2-6 who is determined at risk, e.g. pending diagnosis, exhibiting delays in development, exhibiting problem behaviours.
- Parents, caregivers, teachers, direct care staff who support children or adults with behaviour challenges
- Anyone wanting information on behaviour strategies
HOW DOES IT HELP?
The CHILD OR ADULT will:
- Build skills which increases self-esteem, confidence, and independence.
- Be able to participate more fully in the community
- Improve quality of life.
You, and the other key player in the person’s life, will:
- Experience an increase in positive interactions with the individual
- Feel supported, empowered, and more confident
- Gain a sense of satisfaction on seeing a positive behaviour change in the child or adult because of his/her own efforts
- Feel more effective in encouraging positive behaviour change
- Receive expert advice regarding behaviour concerns
HOW CAN I GET A REFERRAL?
The most common reasons people are referred to our service are:
- Skill Development
- Non Compliance
- Self Injurious behaviour
If you are a parent, school, daycare, service provider, medical professional, or other agency (CAS, Open Doors, etc) please reach out to talk about our services. We accept referrals from any individual or group with parental consent.
For more information, please call:
ConnectWell Community Health Carleton Place and speak to Chelsea at 613-257-7121 or toll-free at 800-667-2617.
For more information, please call:
ConnectWell Community Health- Carleton Place 613-257-7121 or toll-free at 800-667-2617.