Community workshops will take place throughout the year to focus on particular topics and audiences. Examples include: incresaing functional communicaton, managing challenging behavior, potty training tips, and so on. Some workshops will be more geared towards parents/caregivers, while others may be more applicable to specific groups or service providers.
Private workshops take place upon request and collaboration.
People and agencies are encouraged to contact PBT with topics they would like to see presented in a workshop.
See our "Events" section for more details or simply click below.
We offer 1:1 sessions to directly address areas of need and challenging behavior. This may include:
We offer group therapy so clients can work on addressing social skills with peers. This setting allows clients to give and receive meaningful, direct feedback from one another. Topics may include:
Training can be provided for parents, grandparents, babysitters, coaches, and other important people in your child's life. Consistent support, reactions, and proactive measures across caregivers is crucial to a child's success. With your collaboration, the therapist will work on addressing your child's specific needs with you or other caregivers. Training sessions can focus on general feedback and/or child-specific needs, inlcuidng:
Behavior assessments are typically completed at the onset of services and periodcally going forward. Assessment information may be gathered by direct observation of the client, a review of records and history, using formal testing tools, data collection, and conversations with caregivers. These assessments include:
Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings and paperwork can be overwhelming or daunting for families. Similarly, behavior accommodations, functional behavior assessments, and behavior intervention plans can be confusing and lengthy. PBT can help you evaluate behavior-based recommendations and analyses, then provide you with suggestions and questions to ask your school team. As needed and requested, PBT staff can attend ARD meetings with you or be in contact with your child's school team.
While PBT can encourage you to seek clarification or feedback on your child's ARD paperwork as a whole, our area of expertise is behavior and data collection, not education, speech, occupational therapy, audiology, physical therapy, or other disciplines.
*Texas uses the phrase "ARD." Outside of here, most places refer to this process as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The first presentation provides background information on the special needs population and their families. The second workshop focuses on teaching and playing strategies. The third and final presentation discusses behavior management, including proactive and reactive strategies and common mistakes people make when dealing with challenging behavior.
This workshop is great for people wanting to learn about special needs, like:
Each workshop can be purchased individually for $20/person, or you can purchase the series for a discounted rate of $50/person.
For groups of 10 people or more, there will be a discount of $45/person.
Contact us to register.
In this workshop we will review behavior-based strategies for toilet training children and includpes information on toilet training preparation, progression, and teaching tips.
This workshop is geared for:
These strategies are applicable for children with developmental delays as well as typically developing children.
The cost is $10/person. The workshop lasts approximately 45 minutes. Contact us to register.
Quality services for clients and families who utilize American Sign Language (ASL) can be difficult to access. PBT founder, Heather Skeen, has been using ASL for several years and continues to expand on her skills. Contact us for more information or check out her bio by clicking below.