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Consultant Information

Region(s) Served
Profile of Cilents Served
Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism
Education
Formal Coursework/Programs Specific to Autism
Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace)
Professional Experience
Publications & Presentations
Snapshot of Practice as Professionals Working with Individuals with Autism
Description of fee schedule
References

Consultant Information

 

Title:

Mr

Last Name:

Hamm

First Name:

Bruce

Profession:

Behavioural Consultant

Agency Affiliation:

Family Centred Practices Group

Street Address:

4001681 Chestnut St.

City:

Vancouver

Province/State:

British Columbia

Postal Code/Zip Code:

V6J 4M6

Telephone: (including area code)

604-736-0094

Fax: (including area code)

604-737-1140

E-mail:

bruce@fcpg.ca

Website:

www.fcpg.ca


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Region(s) Served

 

Fraser

 

Interior

 

Vancouver Coastal

X

Vancouver Island

 

North

 

Areas served within region(s)

Vancouver,Coquitlam, Burnaby, Richmond, North and West Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, Tsawwassen

Languages in Addition to English : Program language is English but we have many families who speak other languages at home. We have a senior behavioural interventionist on staff who speaks
Cantonese fluently.

Profile of Clients Served:

Preschoolers

Ages 6 -12

 

 

Asperger's Syndrome

X

X

 

 

Rett's Syndrome

X

X

 

 

Autism (Autistic Disorder)

X

X

 

 

Childhood Disintegrative Disorder

X

X

 

 

Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified

X

X


Services Provided Directly Relating to Autism

 

Individual assessment, establishing goals and priorities for treatment

X

Overall design of an individualized intervention program

X

Development of specific teaching strategies/programs

X

Training of interventionists and/or parents

X

Supervision of data collection and analysis, monitoring progress

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising language and communication programs

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to motor skills

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to activities of daily living

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to sensory problems

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs related to teaching social skills

X

Designing, implementing, and supervising programs to teach academic skills

X

Community training sessions and workshops

X

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Education (specify area of study)

 

 

Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates

Name of Institution

Year Degree Obtained

MA - Special Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
604.822.2211

2004

MA – Critical Theory

Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
44 .0.29.2087.4000

1994

BA - English Literature

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
604.822.2211

1990


A. Formal Coursework/Programs Specific to Autism
 
Applied Behaviour Analysis Principles & Methods
Behavioural
Assessment & Measurement
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development
and/or Speech Language Development
 
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
Full
Partial
University Graduate level coursework
x
 
x
 
x
 
x
 
University Undergraduate coursework
   
 
College coursework  
 
       
Certificate Programs (e.g, Douglas College Autism Specialty)
 
         
Other Courses (e.g., Hansen; describe)  

B. Supervised Practical Training Related to Autism (academic and workplace)

 

1. Working directly with children with autism

Practicum/Internship

I am currently preparing my application for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Certification requirements include completing a specified number of mentorship hours, which I have done under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Kysela, Clinical Director of the Family Centred Practices Group.

Employment/Practice-Related

As a senior behavioural consultant with the Family Centred Practices Group I am responsible, under the supervision of Dr. Kysela, for the development and implementation of behavioural intervention programs for children with autism diagnoses.

As a behavioural interventionist working with children with ASD, I received supervision from Dr. Sandy Slater, Julide Saltaklaroglu, and Tannis Emann of Autism Partnership. The Autism partnership is a California-based  agency providing intensive behaviour intervention services and consultation under the Directorship of Dr. Ron Leaf and Dr. John McEachin (www.autismpartnership.com/test/index.htm)

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2. Developing treatment
plans and programs

 

Practicum/Internship

I am receiving mentorship in the area of developing treatment plans and programs from
Dr. Kysela.

Employment/Practice-Related

Under the guidance of Dr. Kysela, my responsibilities as a senior behaviour consultant at FCPG include development of treatment plans and programs for young children diagnosed with ASD. 


3. Behavioural measurement, data collection and analysis

 

Practicum/Internship

As part of the preparation for becoming a BCBA I am receiving mentorship from Dr. Kysela in the area of behavioural measurement, data collection, and analysis for behaviour change programs. 

Employment/Practice-Related

Under the supervision of Dr.Kysela, I develop and implement a variety of behaviour measurement and data collection systems, and do associated analysis.


4. Functional Behaviour Assessment and Designing Behaviour Support Plans

 

Practicum/Internship

I received extensive mentorship in the principles and practices of Functional Behaviour Assessment and the design and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support Plans while I was with CBI Consultants.

Employment/Practice-Related

I train and support EIBI teams to use the principles and procedures of Functional Behavioural Assessment, and in the design and implementation of Positive Behaviour Support plans.



5. Teaching, training and supervising others

 

Practicum/Internship

As part of the preparation for becoming a BCBA,  I am receiving mentorship from Dr. Kysela in consultation, training, and supervision involved with the development and implementation of Applied Behaviour Analysis-based programs for individuals with ASD.

Employment/Practice-Related

Under the supervision of Dr. Kysela, I consult with, train, and supervise (a) behavioural interventionists who provide early intensive behavioural intervention to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and (b) outside senior behavioural interventionists working as part of the Family Centred Practices Group.

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Professional Experience:

 

I am currently a Senior Behavioural Consultant with the Family Centred Practices Group, an organization that utilizes the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis in the development, implementation and monitoring of behavioural Intervention programs for individuals with autism and related disabilities. My work includes training and supporting family members, behavioural interventionists, members of school teams, and other community professionals in the implementation of behavioural intervention and positive behaviour support programs.

I previously worked as a behavioural consultant with CBI Consultants in a similar capacity. At CBI I received supervision from Dr. Paul Malette, Tracy Kandborg, Teresa Macgregor, and Carmen Black.

Snapshot of Your Philosophy and Approach to Working with Individuals and Families with Autism

 

Our practice is family centred because we believe that families play an important role in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of their child’ s intervention program. Our work is grounded in science and best practices for autism research and treatment. We believe that children with autism should be fully included in their communities so that they can lead active lives that include friendships and other social connections. In order to help them to learn the skills, concepts, and knowledge they will need to achieve this goal, we use three behavioural intervention strategies, each of which is based on current research and techniques: discrete trial teaching, incidental teaching, and turn-taking engagement.

Because it is important to know whether an intervention plan is working, we use a variety of methods to continually evaluate a child’s progress. In this way, we can make adjustments to ensure that the child is learning and able to use his or her new skills on a day-to-day basis, at home, in school, and the community in general. We also work with other professionals who are supporting the child, such as speech language therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

Professional Development Activities:

 
  • Preparation for Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Attendance at numerous workshops and conferences in BC and Alberta by leading professionals in the fields of autism, applied behavior analysis, and positive behavior support 

Publications and Conference Presentations

 
  • "Post-School Quality of Life of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities who use AAC." Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 22, June 2006.
  • “A Curriculum for Behavioural Interventionists.” The Early Years Conference 2006, Vancouver
  • “Encouraging Parent-Child Interaction.” Presentation with Dr. G. Kysela, Vancouver, October, 2006

Description of fee schedule

 

Our fees range from $270 - $975 per month, depending on the level of program planning, consultation, and supervision that is involved.


References (Academic, Clinical, Family)

 

Available on request from the program office.

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