We employ positive behaviour strategies in working with children with behaviours that keep them from reaching their full potential. In short, these strategies focus on developing an environment at home and school that meets the child’s needs, while also generating plans that improve the child’s independence and ability to maintain appropriate behaviour through consequences (ideally, more positive than negative). This is usually offered in the office, but a premium service directly in the home is also available in certain situations.
Previously, it was thought that working with children directly to help them behave better would be the most successful strategy. Unfortunately, we’ve found most children have already been talked to about their behaviour, and that approach on its own does not usually work. One researcher describes it as working in the office, but fails as soon as the child hits the parking lot. Our approach includes Parent Management Training so that parents can learn new strategies to effectively parent children who present with challenging behaviours.