"Rebecca's insight to my son's issues at school is right on target, which is why my school district is so quick to accept her recommendations and why I cherish having her so accessible as he moves through all stages of development"
Rebecca has been an autism consultant since 1988. For families, she has consulted on a wide variety of issues, including…
- Helping parents establish productive and joyous relationships with their children,
- Developing comprehensive intervention plans that involve an array of professionals and family members, and
- Meeting an individual's needs in school, including evaluating the need for support and writing an IEP that addresses a particular child's or teen's needs.
For agencies, Rebecca has provided consultation to professionals serving children ages 0-3, those serving the preschool population, and those serving children over the age of 6. She has…
- Provided group consultation to professionals on children and teens receiving in-home or in-community intervention,
- Provided individual consultation on difficult cases, and
- Provided support to those training others.
For schools, Rebecca has provided consultation that includes…
- Consulting on individual children who are not progressing well,
- Doing an analysis of challenging behaviors and coming up with recommendations for proactive strategies and environmental adaptations,
- Observing individual students and advising the staff about additional strategies for learning and overall success,
- Observing whole classrooms and advising the staff about additional strategies to help with inclusion, social skill development and communication, and
- Helping with the development of IEP goals and methods for collecting meaningful data.
For mental health therapists, Rebecca has provided supervision and case consultation that includes…
- Understanding the impact of autism on early development.
- Developing greater understanding of complex parenting issues for those who live with sons/daughters with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Recognizing the potentially unique thought patterns of clients with ASD, how these originate in development and how they are reinforced by cognitive and social challenges.
- Fitting traditional methodologies such as CBT, psychotherapy and Gestalt therapy to clients with ASD.
- Learning when a rules-based approach may be better for the client, at least initially, than an insight-oriented approach.
- Understanding the role of development in the presentation of mental health issues such as anxiety, social phobias, depression, and anger management in clients with ASD.
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