School Consultation

Who Will Benefit:

This model is designed for students who are currently enrolled in mainstream schools and making considerable progress but are reportedly having behavioral difficulties according to teachers. They may be having trouble paying attention to the teacher, following instructions and copying information from the blackboard, staying in their seat during lessons, etc. 

 

How It Works:

With the permission of the student’s school authorities, the Behavior Consultant will be present in the classroom and observe the student during lessons and tasks. Ideally, this will take a few visits, so that the Consultant has an idea of how the student behaves in different lessons. The Applied Behavioral Analysis depends upon the kind of behavioral tendencies exhibited by the child. The Consultant will also speak to the teachers to get their observations and discuss possible interventions. A report will be prepared, identifying the areas to work on and suggesting modifications which might help the teacher get better responses from the student. 

 

Goals:

To identify areas in which the student is facing difficulties and design specific strategies to help

 

School Shadow

Who Will Benefit:

This program is designed for students who are already being taught through 1:1 behavioral intervention and have acquired some of the skills required to transition to a mainstream school, but are still unable to learn independently in the classroom setting.  

 

How It Works:

The student’s behavioral trainer will attend school along with the student and act as the shadow supporting them in the classroom. The shadow teacher will be trained to support the child in listening and learning in a classroom setting, and will not replace the class teacher. The timing for this will depend on the amount of time spent by the child in the school. Initially, the duration will be very short, with the goal of ensuring quality learning time in the classroom rather than the quantity. Gradually, the time will increase according to the student’s progress and 1:1 intervention will be reduced, so that the majority of learning happens in the classroom itself. 

 

Goals:

The initial goal will be to provide the student with exposure in a mainstream environment in which classroom skills will be taught, based on their behavioral practices.  As the child’s self-sufficiency and skills improve, the goal will shift to reducing the amount of support provided by the shadow, so that the student can gradually function independently in the classroom.