My name is Sara Thomas and I am the director of Behaviour Consulting Services.
I have spent the past 20 years working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Specifically, I have worked in Mental Health services, Child Protection Services, as an early years ABA therapist, a school board Special Education Coordinator supporting students ranging from 4 - 21 years of age, and most recently as a Behaviour Support Practitioner, developing Positive Behaviour Support plans for children, adolescents and adults.
Along with a wide range of ABA certifications, work experience and a degree in Child and Youth counselling and Behaviour Science, I possess trainer certifications in UCLA's evidence based Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) and Cornell University's Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).
As a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) approved provider, we have have met all requirements regarding qualifications, approvals, experience and capacity for providing behaviour support services. All services provided are individualised and flexible, in order to meet the complex needs of all participants.
Clients are supported in reaching their full potential, while improving quality of life.
What We Provide
POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT PLANS
Creating Lasting Change
Positive Behaviour Support Plans are developed through consultation with participants, families and relevant stakeholders. Where necessary, Restrictive Practices are strategically eliminated or reduced, based on functional behaviour analysis assessment and through the teaching of replacement behaviours.
PROGRAM FOR THE EDUCATION AND ENRICHMENT OF RELATIONAL SKILLS (PEERS)
Making Social Connections
As a certified PEERS trainer, we provide UCLA's 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention program, to motivated young adults, who are interested in learning skills required, to make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in their natural environments.
Individualised Behavioural Support
At Behaviour Consulting Services, we provide individualised, behavioural support consultation in order to support families, schools and community partners. Training around the implementation of Applied Behaviour Analysis based supports is also available.