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A school special education team receiving behavior consultation services to help their students with challenging behaviors

Behavior Consultation Services

Supporting organizations, professionals, and individuals with the goals of reducing challenging behaviors and fostering safety.

Behavior Consultation Services support organizations, staff, and individuals in implementing a plan to reduce challenging behaviors such as self-injury, property destruction, disruptive behaviors, and verbal and physical aggression.

Consultation services for organizations will:

  • Establish a strong leadership team to improve ongoing supervision of staff who provides direct services to clients

  • Identify tools to support staff so they feel confident and competent in implementing behavior plans to reduce challenging behaviors and increase safety

  • Increase the overall quality of services to clients

  • Increase job satisfaction and reduce staff turnover

  • Decrease on-the-job injuries

Consultation services for professionals will:

  • Provide support and guidance for developing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and behavior plans

  • Assess classroom management to create classroom interventions to reduce disruptive behaviors

  • Develop a crisis protocol 

  • Identify behavioral strategies to reduce challenging behaviors so that clients can have access to therapy and curriculum. 

Consultation services for individuals/clients:

  • Provide recommendations to the client's team on how to best support the client with behavior challenges

  • Assess skill deficits vs. performance

  • Develop step-by-step recommendations to teach school readiness skills before transitioning into the school system

  • Identify tools to support the development of self-regulation, positive behaviors, and social awareness

RBT Supervision

Hands-On Supervision with Demonstration & Direct Feedback

Monthly group and individual supervision will:

  • Train staff on areas of competencies to maintain certification

  • Equip your staff with the skills to identify and respond to crisis situations

  • Teach RBTs to apply behavioral principles to decrease target behaviors

  • Build skills for assisting administrators, school staff, and others when challenging behaviors arise

Beyond providing the required monthly supervision for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs), we also provide training to advance your staff's skillsets for:

  • De-escalating clients and assessing for safety, ensuring your staff feels safe working with challenging behaviors

  • Implementing behavior plans with a high level of integrity

  • Fostering positive interactions with clients to decrease challenging behaviors

Our focus on confidence, competency, and safety will effectively increase job satisfaction and performance for your staff.​

Online RBT supervision and demonstration provided by BCBA, Gilda Panales
BCBA providing functional behavior assessment for organizations and individuals nationwide

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)

A defensible FBA with all pertinent information to reduce target behaviors and teach replacement behaviors.

Work with an experienced Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in intensive behavioral support. Gilda will perform a Functional Behavior Assessment to: 

  • Identify target behaviors and the equivalent functional replacement behaviors 

  • Identify deficits and skills for the client to guide recommendations

  • Identify barriers within the environment that prevent progress

  • Identify skills and behavioral strategies for staff to support the effective implementation of behavior plans 

  • Provide recommendations for a positive behavior plan to reduce target behaviors

  • Provide tools for administrators and supervisors to assess and monitor behavior plans with high treatment integrity

The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) will include the following: 

  • Indirect Assessments: Indirect tools to assess function of behaviors including interviews with staff and/or caregivers

  • Descriptive Assessments: observations at multiple settings/times

  • Direct Client Observations

  • Environmental Assessment

  • Records Review

  • Preference Assessment

  • Functional Analysis

  • Skill Assessment


Following the assessment, a written report will be provided with the following: 

  • Individualized behavior plan with proactive/reactive strategies and crisis protocol

  • List of challenging behaviors and their functions

  • Analysis of the behavior (identify what currently triggers and/or motivates the challenging behaviors)

  • Target replacement behaviors with step-by-step strategies to teach those behaviors

  • A recommendation of trainings that staff/caregivers need to implement the behavior plan with fidelity

  • Identification of skills that the client needs to acquire

  • Research based behavior interventions


Social-Emotional & Behavioral Trainings

Trainings to reduce challenging behaviors and teach and reinforce appropriate behaviors. 

Gilda Panales, M.S., BCBA/OBM, provides onsite and online trainings for: ​

  • CPI Trainings 

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Developing & implementing behavior plans

  • School readiness assessment 

  • Effective data collection

  • Crisis intervention and emergency plans

  • Crisis response protocol and safety

  • Effective communication

  • Professionalism and ethics

  • Effective Consultation in school and residential facilities

Staff will learn tools on how to de-escalate a crisis, assess a client's harm and safety risks and behaviors, redirect challenging behaviors, and teach and reinforce positive behaviors.

Group home staff participating in social-emotional and behavior training to learn how to reduce challenging behaviors of residents
Behavior consultation provided by Behavior Specialist Services to identify tools for self-regulation, positive behaviors, and social awareness

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)

Taking a Behavioral Systems Analysis approach to assess and implement plans that lead to sustainable growth.

Providing services to businesses seeking to improve overall performance through better systems and operations. Gilda takes a Behavioral Systems Analysis approach to assess the needs and wants of your business, including your organization's sales, expenses, productivity, regulatory compliance, customer service, and operations.


Analysis of your company's structure and systems of operations will provide a strategic plan to target specific business metrics, along with detailed plans for implementation and long-term sustainability for improvements. 

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