Michelle Ragozzine & Associates offers individual, family, and school consultation services. The following services are offered as consultations:
Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs)
A Functional Behavioral Assessment involves gathering information about behavior(s) to decrease or increase and developing a behavior plan to address the behavior(s). The focus of the FBA is to determine why the child is engaging in a maladaptive behavior (or why they are not engaging in a desired behavior) and tailor a plan specifically to address this. FBAs can be conducted in schools, homes, or the community.
School Consultation Services
BCBAs are available to consult with school districts for specific students or to the program as a whole. Examples of activities completed as part of these consultations include conducting FBAs, providing staff training, and consulting on individual students' programs. Additionally, our Executive Director is available to provide inservices during professional development days and consult with districts regarding their overall special education program.
Our BCBAs and ABA Therapists can provide one-on-one training to parents or caregivers to help develop the skills necessary to cope with everyday behaviors of their children, as well as increase their child's skills in home and community settings. Strategies are tailored to the specific needs of the child, based on information gathered from completion of an FBA or informal assessment procedures. An essential component of parent training is assisting parents in implementing the strategies in the natural environment with their child.
Parent Management Training (PMT)
PMT is a research-supported parent training program developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin at Yale University. Parents are taught behavioral principles and are given the opportunity to practice using those principles with feedback from their therapist. PMT is provided in weekly sessions for a period of 14-20 weeks. Therapists follow a manual developed by Dr. Kazdin that covers specific behavioral principles. PMT can be used to reduce excessive behaviors in typically developing children as well as children with disabilities.
Below is a video of Dr. Alan Kazdin sharing some parenting tips. For more information, please visit https://alankazdin.com/