Services » Emily Keats | Behavioural Family Support Services

By: Emily Keats  09-12-2011
Keywords: school, Social Skills, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Who can benefit from this service:

Children and adolescents diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities.

Services Provided:

Intensive Behaviour Intervention Programs


Play skills

Social Skills

Self-Help Skills

School readiness skills

Positive Behaviour Support Planning

For challenging behaviours

School Support

Short term contracts to provide consultation to the school team

Approaches used:

Applied Behavioural Analysis

Verbal Behaviour – Applied Behaviour Analysis

Behavioural Social Skills Interventions

Natural Environment Teaching

Behavioural Parent Training

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Augmentative Communication

Positive Behaviour Support

What to expect:

  • All services are outreach services (I come to the home, school, or childcare setting) and behaviour intervention sessions occur in the child’s natural environment.
  • An intake meeting to discuss service provision is provided at no cost.
  • Parents or guardians review and sign a family agreement outlining services, payment, confidentiality, and other policies prior to beginning service.
  • At the start of service, an extensive family priority and goal planning process and assessment process occurs. I will spend time getting to know your child, observing them in different places, interviewing care givers and completing developmental checklists.
  • I will assist you in attaining the services of Behaviour Interventionists and provide them with training.
  • I will assist you in attaining the services of other community professionals as needed, such as Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Physiotherapists.
  • I work with your preschool, daycare or school staff.
  • I create and maintain a Behavioural Plan of Intervention, supervising Behaviour Interventionists in working with your child to complete these programs. This plan is reviewed regularly through team meetings, observations and other consultations.
  • Services for children 0-18 with an autism diagnosis may be covered by individual funding through BC’s Ministry of Child and Family Development. I can assist you to complete the necessary paperwork to acquire funding.

Keywords: Applied Behavioural Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, school, Social Skills