School Consultation

Simplified Behavioral Health works with schools across the Birmingham Area to provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy, behavior support services and educational consultation services for children with autism and other developmental disorders.

SBH provides consultation for local school district classrooms, as identified within the student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 

Services provided through this model include training 1:1 aides, consultation to aides and teachers, as well as school personnel training on ABA principles.  We understand that the school staff and our clinical staff must work closely together to help children reach their full potential.

Positive Behavior Support Plans are developed and monitored under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and implemented by a team that includes certified special education teachers and other professionals dedicated to students’ academic and behavioral gains.

SBH offers schools the following:

Child-Specific Classroom Consultation

This service requires an individualized assessment, lasting between 10-15 hours. Depending on client need and the intensity of consultation required, classroom visits range from occurring multiple times per week to a few times per month. Consultation may be limited to one or two areas of focus (such as PECS or the reduction of behavior excesses), or may encompass the design and monitoring of an intensive behavioral treatment program (e.g., discrete trial and functional skills lessons/routines, re-structuring the student’s schedule and environment, on-going staff training, social skills training, etc.). The length of service may range from short term (e.g., 3-4 months) to long term (e.g., 2+ years). 

Child-specific classroom consultation often occurs in conjunction with family guidance and supplemental clinical care as well pending the need for more intensive services. 

Training with Follow-Up Consultation

This type of classroom consultation model is less intensive and shorter term than the classroom consultation model. Typically, it is requested to do training for district school staff on one or more specific topic(s) (e.g., reinforcement, PECS, behavior intervention plans, discrete trials, etc.) for professional development. After the initial training occurs (e.g., 1-2 days), several follow-up consultation visits occur to assist the classroom staff in implementing material taught in the training. The number of follow-up visits varies per training, but there are usually 2-4 follow-up consultation visits over a two to three month period of time for each topic trained.