Some children may require enhanced problem solving with their school team. CBHS therapists work as members of the school teams to represent the client and family. As a team member, we provide evidence-based behavior management techniques to decrease problematic school behaviors and improve performance.
School Consultative Services
Every parent wants the best for their child. When a student is struggling in the school setting, this causes a lot of anxiety for the students, parents as well as the teachers. At times, what the teachers may view as a necessary intervention may conflict with the parent’s views.
A school consultation will allow the CBHS to work with the schools by using a collaborative, non-adversarial and strength-based approach. The specific services include:
Addressing areas of need, including formal and informal accommodations specifically designed for the student
Facilitating an assessment to understand whether a student may benefit from further eligibility such as a 504 plan or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Facilitate a functional behavior assessment to gain a better understanding of the student’s functioning in the school setting. (Please see “Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing” for further information regarding this intervention
Develop a collaborative relationship with the parents and teachers in order to develop the most appropriate intervention
Act as a mediator and consultant to the school district on behalf of the family which may involve attending IEP meetings, staffing’s as well as other individualized services.
Educate the family about the IEP and 504 plan process in order to provide them with the proper tools and confidence to meet their child’s individualized needs.