The highest professional standards are needed to form the school team that serves students with autism in order for them to benefit from their school program. Canopy Autism Solutions School Consultation Program provides consultation, direct assistance, and professional development to help school systems effectively serve students diagnosed with autism and related disorders. School consultants are board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) who provide a variety of behavior analytic services within the school setting aimed at both improving the students’ skillset and decreasing behavioral barriers to learning.
Consultation services include the observation of teachers and students to determine strengths in the instructional programs, as well as individualized needs. Consultation can be arranged with teachers, para-educators, or teaching teams to suggest and/or demonstrate evidence-based techniques and strategies to strengthen or improve performance in the classroom.
Canopy BCBAs can provide
Typically, direct assistance to students includes individual therapy that would specifically target language deficits that impede the development of social-emotional reciprocity. Individualized ABA assessments are tailored to the needs of the student and may include:
Programs would be selected from the empirically-validated PEAK curriculum. In addition, social and coping skills for students may be established through the class wide implementation of the Accept, Identify, Move (AIM) curriculum for any class containing at-risk students. The AIM curriculum is built from Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) which combines mindfulness based practices with behavior change procedures. Individual or group therapy sessions would be conducted by a trained Behavior Technician under the supervision of a BCBA.
For professional development, we are able to provide an entire array of training for teachers and staff. A list of currently available trainings is available upon request. Other specific trainings can be produced at district request.
To request information about the Autism School Consultation Program, please complete the below form.