NSTM Home Consultation Services are presented from the basic
premise that parents are the experts of their homes and children
and that they, therefore already operate as the behavior managers.
It is therefore critical that they are well trained in understanding
the behavior with which they are dealing and competent in
the behavior change techniques that are necessary to carry
out behavioral interventions that are appropriate for their
child's particular behavioral challenges.
consultation is carried out in an individual's home involves
the completion of a six to eight visit needs assessment during
which the consultant completes some basic training with identified
caregivers, collects some data him/herself and reviews the
individual's schedule, abilities/disabilities interests, behaviors,
etc. A functional behavioral assessment is completed and a
behavioral intervention developed and implemented in the family's
home. At the end of that assessment period, a needs-assessment
report is generated outlining the type of ongoing service
that we believe will be necessary to serve that individual.
If the funding source believes that the proposed treatment
plan is appropriate, they are welcome to contract for ongoing
behavioral services with the Project that includes the development,
implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive intervention.
Training would then begin with all relevant family members
to develop a behavioral intervention that would be carried
out in the home. Service usually entails either weekly or
bi-weekly visits of behavioral consultation to the identified
family and the hourly fee covers all additional expenses (i.e.
travel, data analysis, office preparation and report generation).
included in an in-home consultation contract would include:
training sessions with your family (2-4 total hours per
of a comprehensive, multifactor assessment
in and completion of a functional behavioral assessment
(FBA) for a targeted behavior
with ancillary support service personnel (i.e. school staff)
for relevant input
of ABA principles necessary for the development of a behavioral
assessment of behavioral competence regarding skills trained
of a data based behavioral intervention to address identified
play practice and on-site piloting of chosen intervention
implementation, monitoring and maintenance
availability for all IHP or other interdisciplinary team
phone consultation between scheduled visits
would be carried out by a behavioral specialist working directly
under my supervision. The consultant service is overseen and
supervised by Drs. Michael
R. Petronko and
Russell J. Kormann. All cases are reviewed by the entire
clinical staff on a weekly basis affording you the experience
of a staff that has served the disability community for over