General Toolbox Benefits
Collating the statistics about the level, the frequency, the severity and the consequences of behavior is an important aspect of behavior management but providing the solutions to deal with the behavior is something else entirely.
The online Behavior Toolboxes provide those solutions in a positive and immediate way and are designed to enhance the knowledge and expertise of professionals in education and mental health environments.
Continual research ensures that all recognized and emerging topics are included and that the information and the strategies are the most current and most appropriate.
Some of the benefits are clear:
Similar to the other Toolbox Series Autism Behavior Toolbox assists experienced teachers, new teachers, and teacher assistants by providing a broad range of behavioral and learning classroom strategies, allowing them to spend more time teaching and less time focusing on problem behavior.
Assists teachers and their assistants by reminding them of the wide range of strategies that are available for implementation in their particular situation.
Helps in the preparation of IEPs.
Assists in parent meetings by helping to prepare a comprehensive list of behavioral and learning strategies and suggested readings that parents can use in their home.
Teachers and parents can use the software together and decide which strategies would likely be the most effective. This software emphasizes the importance of the teacher-parent partnership in establishing successful programs for the individual child.
Used within a school, helps standardize the methods in which children’s behavior and learning difficulties are managed by all teachers.
Used by a number of local and regional schools it can have the effect of further standardizing the manner in which behavior management is approached.
Teachers can become more comfortable dealing with the most common types of behavior challenges in working with children on the autistic spectrum. This may also reduce the immediate demand for professional consultation allowing personnel to work more extensively with more difficult and complex situations.
The software allows consultants to offer assistance in a timely and cost effective manner, particularly when they are responsible for a large number of schools.
Autism Behavior Toolbox can assist professionals in keeping current with the recent research and its application to behavior in the classroom.
In Mental Health
Clinicians such as psychologists, behavior analysts and other behavioral specialists, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists can access a wide range of behavioral intervention strategies to assist them with their particular type of intervention. For example, a physical therapist might access Autism Behavior Toolbox to find strategies to deal with extreme sensitivity to physical touch.
Autism Behavior Toolbox can assist in the training of student clinicians by introducing and helping them identify and become familiarized with core strategies.
Assists the experienced clinician by acting as a reminder of the wide range of strategies available.
Can be used by clinicians as a consultative tool when working with other professionals and paraprofessionals in a timely and cost efficient manner. Assists the clinician in their work with parents and families by providing concrete strategies in parent friendly terminology. This can also be the basis for introducing families to the Autism Family Toolbox.
The clinician and parent can use the software together to achieve the most effective solution. This communicates the importance of active partnerships in establishing successful programs for the individual child.
Intervention strategies can be developed in a timely and cost effective manner.
Provides an extra degree of support for clinicians working in more isolated or remote conditions.
The clinician will be able to improve both the quality and timeliness of their documentation and report writing.
Can be used to prepare talks or in-services on intervention whether for other professionals, paraprofessionals, or parents.