"The level of the consultants’ expertise is very high and their willingness to work with us is greatly appreciated."

Behavioral Consultation

Woodfords Family Services offers a comprehensive range of behavioral consultation services to individuals with autism, and neurological and developmental disabilities.

Our behavior analysts have years of experience working with children and adults in schools, homes and residential settings. They specialize in designing behavioral interventions that are tailored to individual needs, positive in nature, and effective.

Services can be provided in the individual’s home or school and emphasize building appropriate skills to replace unwanted behavior.

Services Provided:

  • Behavioral assessment
  • Curriculum development
  • Behavior plan development
  • Staff and caregiver training
  • Consultation and follow-up


Typical Problems Addressed

  • Learning problems
  • Non-compliance
  • Tantrums
  • Aggression
  • Property destruction
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Toileting problems
  • Feeding/Mealtime problems
  • Bedtime problems


Other Services

  • Skills assessment
  • Goal and objective development
  • Parent training
  • School transition participation
  • Speech therapy at some locations


The Behavioral Consulting Program serves schools, preschools, residential and other providers, and families. We provide consultation to over 30 schools, organizations & institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. Eligibility for consultation services is usually based on the recommendation of the individual’s treatment team. In certain cases, families or individuals may pay privately for these services.

All Woodfords consultants have masters or doctoral degrees in education, special education or applied behavior analysis. Most are board-certified behavior analysts.

Behavioral Consultation Services

Gretchen L. Jefferson, Ph.D., SPSY-D, NCSP, BCBA-D
Senior Behavior Analyst & Head of Consultation
(207) 878-9663, x 4144

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