Specialized Consultative Services
C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting provides Specialized Consultative Services.  
Specialized Consultation Services provide expertise, training and technical assistance in a specialty area (psychology, behavior intervention, speech therapy, therapeutic recreation, augmentative communication assistive technology equipment occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and other licensed professionals who possess experience with individuals with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities) assist family members, support staff and other naturalsupports in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities. Under this model, family members and other paid/ unpaid caregivers are trained by a certified, licensed, and/or registered professional, or qualified assistive technology professional to carry out therapeutic interventions, consistent with the Individual Support Plan.

Activities covered at C. Richardson Counseling and Consulting:

  • Observing the individual to determine needs
  • Assessing any current interventions for effectiveness
  • Developing a written intervention plan, which may include recommendations for assistive
technology/equipment, home modifications, and vehicle adaptations or therapeutic exercises / interventions / strategies. Intervention plan will clearly delineate the interventions, activities and expected outcomes to be carried out by family members, direct support professionals and natural supports
  • Developing a written intervention plan, which may include preventative strategies, behavioral interventions and strategies. Intervention plan will clearly delineate the interventions, activities and expected outcomes to be carried out by family members, direct support professionals and natural supports
  • Training and technical assistance of relevant persons to implement the specific interventions/support techniques delineated in the intervention plan
  • Observe, record data and monitor implementation of therapeutic interventions/support strategies
  • Reviewing documentation and evaluating the activities conducted by relevant persons as delineated in the intervention plan
  • Revision of the intervention plan as needed to assure progress toward achievement of outcome
  • Participating in team meetings
  • Tele-consultation through use of two-way, real time-interactive audio and video to provide behavioral and psychological care when distance separates the care from the individual.