Clinical Services for School Districts


Autism Delaware provides a range of clinical services to meet the needs of school districts. For complete information and to discuss pricing options, please contact Dr. Susan Peterson at Autism Delaware’s Newark office.

302-224-6020

or via email at susan.peterson@delautism.org

Assessment and evaluation

Functional behavioral assessments

  • work with the school districts and teachers to identify behavioral issues
  • collect systematic data relating to functional relationships between behaviors and the environment
  • develop hypotheses, and identify the next steps to take toward improvement

Psychoeducational, clinical, and behavioral evaluations

  • address learning and behavioral issues by developing a customized evaluation plan that includes assessment of intelligence, academic achievement, social and emotional functioning, and functional communication skills

Independent educational evaluations

School consultation services

Our consultation involves

  • observing children in their environments firsthand
  • interviewing teachers and other key team members
  • reviewing student records
  • classroom-wide and school-wide positive behavior support strategies
  • inclusive educational support
  • staff training
  • parent training (individual or group)
  • transition support

Working together, the consultant and teaching staff

  • identify and prioritize challenging behaviors and learning needs
  • develop practical interventions that can be sustained over time
  • demonstrate recommended interventions
  • fine-tune the interventions according to responses and feedback
  • coach those who will implement the interventions
  • measure the treatment’s effectiveness
  • plan for generalization and fading