Our mission is to work alongside individuals to enable them to enjoy personally satisfying lives. We believe that behaviour is a function of communication and it is our responsibility to assist the individuals we serve to communicate their needs positively.
Our goal is to replace problem behaviours with behaviours that are acceptable to others and bring value to the individual.
Danelle Kilber, Behavior Consultant
Mental health issues are more prevalent than they’ve ever have been. There’s a lot of stress that we deal with on a daily basis. There’s a lot of psychological or psychiatric conditions that people need extra support with. If you top all that off with a developmental disability, the impairment there can be devastating for people. With that, we really want to make sure that they are getting all of their needs met so that they do have a quality of life. At the end of the day, that’s really what it’s about - making those connections to ensure we have health within our mental health. And I really just don’t know another way you can deliver that service without being 1 to 1 and really moving through it in an educational way.
As a behavioural consultant, my job entails looking at behaviour or challenging issues from a scientific point of view: collecting data, gathering information, putting the information together and then sort of doing a functional analysis as to why those behaviours are occurring in the first place. And then, of course, putting proactive strategies around them and supporting them so that they can change.