What is reinforcement? Reinforcement is something that happens after a behaviour, that increases the future occurrence of the behaviour. In short, reinforcement strengthens behaviour! For example… When Harry says “cookie,” his Mom gives him a delicious cookie to eat. …
FCPG’s Response to COVID-19
Following announcements from the Federal and Provincial governments, we are moving forward with a remote service delivery model on all teams. We must comply with the government mandates related to social distancing and service provision to help slow the spread of the infection, minimize the risk to vulnerable populations, and reduce the strain on health resources and services. Our clients’ and staff members’ health and safety are our top priority. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions as a vulnerable population at increased risk for getting very sick during this pandemic. We must do everything we can as a community to protect each other, children, families and staff during this difficult time.
We will continue to provide services to families at this time as we know they need our support now more than ever. For the time being, our services will be delivered via telehealth (online video conferencing) to minimize disruptions and ensure the children we support continue to learn skills important for their development.
For any new families wanting to inquire about our services, please fill out our secure web-based form HERE and we will contact you by phone.
Thank you all for your understanding and patience during this time.
Please take care of yourselves and each other.
Tina Linton, M.Ed., BCBATM
Welcome to Our Practice
Family Centred Practices Group designs and monitors intervention programs for families with young children who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or related disability. Family Centred Practices Group is delighted to announce we are Canada’s first and only Behavioural Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE).
The BHCOE is a reputable, international accrediting body in the field of behaviour analysis. Their assessments are developed by experts in the field to distinguish exceptional behavioural health providers. This accreditation certifies a continued demonstration of exceptional international clinical and administrative standards deemed by an independent third-party evaluator.
The quality of work performed by our staff, the effectiveness of our clinical applications, and the attentiveness to each child’s individual needs is at the highest standard. To maximize a child’s opportunity to reach his or her full potential, we emphasize a proactive approach to teaching and learning. We accomplish this by capitalizing on naturally occurring motivational conditions and the principles of positive reinforcement. Through the use of these and other behaviour analytic practices, a child’s ability to experience success across environments is enhanced.
We gratefully serve families all across the Lower Mainland.This includes families living in the regional districts of Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
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Disclaimer: Photos of children are either of former clients or have never been clients of Family Centred Practices Group and used with permission of the parents and/or legal guardian. We have obtained written consent for use of photos of staff/supervisees shown.