To support and collaborate with educators and teaching professionals in providing their students with most up-to-date and effective positive behavior change programs in order to foster the most successful classroom learning experiences.
Integrate the most effective behavioral practices with each individual teacher’s needs to address challenging behavior and increase opportunities for inclusion
Equip teachers and families with added insight and skills that allow them to effectively decrease challenging behavior (Erchul & Martens, 2012)
Provide support and assistance in the ARD process
Facilitate opportunities for additional training with families to ensure fidelity across the school and home environments
Our consultative partnerships are triadic, involving:
School Districts or Organizations, Teachers, Para-professionals, Classroom-Aides, Assistants
Students and their Parents and/or Guardians
Training Wheels Consultants
We understand that the best consultative partnerships are non-hierarchical, supportive, and collaborative. Training Wheels values individualized professional and behavioral support programs.
Our School Partnership Program recognizes that no two classrooms are alike. Guided by a “teacher-first” approach, Training Wheels blends the most effective Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Programs (PBIS) and evidence-based behavioral analytic practices in order to meet classroom expectations. Our program prioritizes teachers’ individual classroom needs, professional responsibilities, teaching style and values for feasible implementation and programming that best benefit their students and classrooms.
Behavior Plans & Support:
- Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
- Writing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
- Support & assistance in ARD process and IEP development
Provide and/or Train Educators to Implement:
- Behavior reduction programs
- Reinforcement & contingency systems
- Data collection systems
- Behavior Programming fidelity across the school and home environments
- VB-MAPP assessments
- Student curriculum programs
- Functional communication & request/mand training
- Play skills,
- Social skills
- Life skills
- Appropriate classroom structure & scheduling techniques
Small Group Workshops:
- Parent training
- Principles of ABA
- Professional development /staff training
Research & References
The effectiveness of professional consultation is arguably far greater in schools than in other professional settings (Erchul & Martens, 2012). Sheridan et al., (1996), completed a comprehensive review of 46 school consultation outcomes and noted that nearly 70% of all the outcomes were positive and effective.
Our School Partnership Program embodies the many benefits of professional collaboration through addressing the challenges of traditional school consultation and working with outside professionals.
Our services are deeply rooted in teacher autonomy. We understand the difficulties of working with challenging behavior and value each educator’s professional freedom. By collaborating with teachers, we design strategies and interventions that are feasible to implement in their busy classrooms.
In accordance with consultative research, our School Partnership Program emphasizes attentive listening to increase the mutual benefits and professional rewards of all its members (Erchul & Martens, 2012). Training Wheels invests in the quality of their professional relationships and understands it is critical to be familiar with each teacher’s classroom structure, and to establish a cooperative feedback system (Erchul & Martens, 2012).
Erchul, W. P., & Martens, B. K. (2012). School consultation: Conceptual and empirical bases of practice. New York: Plenum Press.
Sheridan, S. M., Kratochwill, T. R., & Bergan, J. R. (1996). Conjoint behavioral consultation: A procedural manual. New York: Plenum Press.
Additional Professional Support
In addition to school consultation, Training Wheels ABA hosts professional support services at our clinic for outside professionals, therapy providers and other individuals working externally with our clients. Our Professional Partnership Support Services offer opportunities for observations and direct training on a child’s behavior intervention program and teaching techniques. The purpose of this program is to foster treatment fidelity, collaboration, and behavior support training across external providers including but not limited to: Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, non-behavioral therapeutic professionals, Aids, Educators, Counselors, Child-Care Personnel, and Respite Staff.
In accordance with consultative research, our Professional Partnership Support Services emphasize attentive listening to increase the mutual benefits and professional rewards of all its members (Erchul & Martens, 2012). Training Wheels invests in the quality of their professional relationships and understands it is critical to be familiar with the consultee’s professional structure, needs, and to establish a cooperative feedback system (Erchul & Martens, 2012).
Please Contact us if you are interested in receiving more information about our Professional Partnership Support Services!