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What is Behaviour Support Services?

Behaviour Support Services help support Pathways children and their caregivers who:

  • Demonstrate challenging behaviours that interfere with Pathways therapy sessions and achievement of therapy goals
  • Require behaviour management strategies to help support inclusion at a licensed child care site in Lambton County
  • Are registered in designated programs within the Ontario Autism Program.

Our Behaviour Team provides services in-centre during therapy sessions or at licenced child care sites only. Behaviour services are not provided at home or in schools and do not address mental health needs.

  • For behaviour concerns at school, please speak to your child’s teacher and/or principal.
  • For behaviour concerns in the home please discuss these concerns with your child’s therapist or service coordinator for an appropriate referral.
  • For mental health needs, please talk to your child’s therapist or service coordinator who can provide information about local mental health services.

Who we are:

Behaviour Support Services are provided by a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA), Behaviour Consultants and Behaviour Assistants using the principals of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

What we Provide:

Available Services

  • Strategies typically take a proactive approach including environmental modifications, building skills, establishing routines, exploring replacement behaviours, incorporating visual strategies, etc.
  • Information, resources, and strategies to reduce challenging behaviours such as aggression, self-injury, non-compliance, etc.
  • Information and strategies to support, increase, and maintain appropriate behaviours.


  • A telephone consultation to complete an initial assessment and introduce Behaviour Support Services.
  • Following the assessment, an observation may take place during a therapy or program session or within the childcare environment. In some cases, referral to other local service providers may be discussed.


  • Consultations take place at Pathways or at a licensed childcare.
  • Behaviour Support Services is a consultative process that requires the family’s direct involvement throughout their time in service. Both participation and implementation of the strategies provided will help to support a successful outcome.

What to Expect:

  • We provide strategies and recommendations to childcare providers for Pathways children and youth with challenging behaviours who attend licensed childcare centres in Lambton County.
  • We consult with other Pathways clinicians who require support in delivering service due to the behavioural challenges of the client.
  • We provide workshops for caregivers to further develop their behaviour management skills. Clinicians, childcare educators, and families play an important role in identifying goals and the consistent use of strategies.
  • Workshops take place at Pathways, the Parent and Professional Resource Centre (PPRC) at Lambton College, or virtually.
  • Arrangements can be made for education workshops to be provided at childcare locations as needed. Information about workshops will be posted on our Facebook page.
  • For behaviour information related to mental health, general parenting strategies, etc.
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How To Refer:

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The first step in accessing Behaviour Support Services is speaking with your Pathways clinician, Resource Consultant, or Service Coordinator to help determine if a referral is appropriate for your family.  From there, an internal referral can be made for your child by a Pathways clinician.