Our Services

 

Little Talks provides consultancy, training, and intervention services for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders living in the North East of England, and specifically the Newcastle Upon Tyne - Carlisle area. Our area of expertise is with children who are primary school aged or younger.

 

Our first meeting will be free of charge. During this meeting you can ask any questions you may have about our services and fees. This will give you the opportunity to decide whether Little Talks is the right fit for your family. If you decide that Little Talks will be able to provide the services you need, we will conduct an initial assessment to determine your child's current skill repertoire and use the information to design an individualized, comprehensive ABA program for your child. If required, we can help you recruit and hire tutors. We will provide ongoing training to both tutors and parents to ensure that your child receives high-quality ABA programming. We also collaborate with other individuals who support the child and family, and advocate for a child’s full inclusion as an active member of his or her community.

What makes Little Talks different from other ABA consultant agencies is that our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Corine van Staalduinen, M.Ed., will meet with the family on a weekly basis to provide these services in person.



*Please note that our models are flexible and can be adapted to meet most families' needs* 

 

Contact us at info@littletalks.co.uk or 07701 324746 for more information


Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention Model

 

Our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will visit your home on a weekly basis for 3-hour sessions. These sessions will be used for the following services:

 

  • An initial assessment, using the Verbal Behavior Milestones Placement Program (VB-MAPP). This assessment will be updated every 6-12 months to assess progress.
  • Establishing goals and priorities for treatment in collaboration with parents or caregivers
  • Development of a comprehensive, individualized ABA program that will target functional and age-appropriate language, social, academic, and self-help skills.
  • Recruitment and training of ABA therapists in the implementation of ABA programs.
  • Parent training
  • 1:1 session led by the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Parents are encouraged to observe and participate in these sessions.
  • School observations and support
  • Monthly team meeting
  • Additionally, the monthly cost will include all emails and phone calls, as well as all ongoing program planning and travel time
£600/month*

Positive Behaviour Support Model

 

This model is best suited for families with children with ASD who show frequent and/or extreme maladaptive behaviour (including behaviour related to eating and difficulty sleeping) that is significantly affecting the family’s quality of life. It will also be well suited for families who are already receiving early intervention services from another agency that does not provide Positive Behaviour Support services. Please click here for more information on Positive Behaviour Support.

Our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will visit your home on a weekly basis for 3-hour sessions. These sessions will be used for the following services:

 

  • Initially, a Functional Behaviour Assessment will be conducted. The assessment will include a 1-2 hour interview with the parents and one or more observations of the maladaptive behaviour(s). The purpose of this assessment is to determine the function(s) of the behaviour (i.e., the reason or reasons why your child is engaging in the behaviour). 
  • Next, a Positive Behaviour Support plan will be developed in collaboration with the child’s family members, and if possible, the child.
  • Finally, the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will provide training and support until family members are able to implement all strategies effectively, and maladaptive behaviour has either decreased significantly or has been eliminated altogether.
  • Additionally, the monthly cost will include all emails and phone calls
£600/month*

Bespoke Model

 

Services can also be provided at £40ph. Some conditions apply.

Please contact us at info@littletalks.co.uk or 07701 324746 for more information