We use the well established, evidence-based, verbal behavior approach to
applied behavior analysis to provide functional communication skills. These skills allow your child
fulfilling engagement in social relationships and social learning experiences.
Beyond the current use of skills assessments and placement programs for analysis of verbal behavior,
we created a Verbal Behavior Profile instrument that depicts our clients in progress and in their unprompted
functional communication moments across all situations at anytime. The profile is an actual depiction of
your child’s verbal communication with family members, friends and teachers, depending on the time of observation.
Importantly, we know that by identifying your child’s naturally occurring motivation, we can capture the best
opportunities in your child’s life for an effectively yet positively enjoyable learning experience. We also
know many contrived situations are needed to have enough motivating moments and that each moment needs to
truly count. Through the verbal behavior approach to applied behavior analysis across your child’s entire day
your child will learn, experience, and have relationships using functional social communication.
We realize that 32.5 hours a week of your child’s life is more than likely in the school system. Our professionals
work with the school system at a systemic level. We also assist in writing Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) to bring
the verbal behavior approach to applied behavior analysis into your child’s entire school day. We train teachers,
teacher assistants, speech pathologists, psychologists, behavior support personnel, and other support services in
VBA/ABA and directly demonstrate the methodology incorporated into the student’s entire school day.
We emphasize how verbal behavior comes in many forms in the school setting.
In the school setting, we demonstrate how all reading and writing exchanges include all components of
verbal behavior. Of course, we attend IEP meetings and are true advocates for the students with autism.
Not only do our licensed professionals in psychology and behavior have exceptional skills in analyzing verbal
behavior, our staff are professionals in treating and improving concerning behavior including social behavior
difficulties, Self Injurious Behavior (SIB's) and behaviors that injure others. Our expertly trained and
licensed professionals in psychology use the relevant principles of applied behavior analysis. Along with
parent/family training, we train clinicians, service provider agencies, and school behavior specialists.
Our approach to behavior change is a functional behavior-analytic treatment which constitutes that function
is essential in designing behavioral intervention. Our professional functional assessment methods result in
behavior plans that truly decrease undesired behavior and increase acceptable and more appropriate behavior.
Service providers from Behavior Consultation & Psychological Services, PLLC are supervised by Licensed
Psychological Associates under the North Carolina Psychology Board and are Nationally Board Certified
Eligible. Further, the associates are supervised by a PhD. Psychologist that is a national Board Certified
ServicesHome programs training therapists and family
Home programs training service providers
School programs training speech pathologists
School programs training teachers and assistants
School programs developing IEP goals
School professional development
Professional seminars and conferences
Parents seminars and conferences
Parents chapter meetings speakers and trainers
Parent advocacy services
Clinical psychologist and speech pathologist training