Monthly Archives: January 2012

  • New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many . . .

    Many articles, such as one recently published in the New York Times, reveal that the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to be included in the upcoming addition of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), will exclude many individuals currently diagnosed with autism (299.00). Similarly, many of Continue Reading

  • Untreated Mental Illness

    The impact of mental illness, especially when it is untreated, is staggering. For the individual, mental illness can cause suffering, exclusion from society, and a reduced life expectancy. For the family, it can create heartache, stress, and even stigmatization from the community. For society, mental illness can mean millions of dollars in lost productivity as Continue Reading

  • Stand Up For Autism!!!

    A comedy event to benefit autism featuring an all female lineup of comedians!!! Located at the Cuesta Performing Arts Center, January 28th from 7:00 to 10:00. Please check out our events calendar for details!

  • Brain Injury Center offering support group in Santa Paula

    From the Ventura Star: “Brain injury survivors as well as their family and caregivers can attend a support group in Santa Paula run by the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County. “This is a newly formed, intimate group,” said Yolanda Huerta, support group facilitator and program manager for the center. “We are still identifying and Continue Reading

  • WELCOME!!!

    Welcome to Hayden Consultation Services’ new website!!! We want to make this site a place where you’ll find useful information, resources, and perhaps have an online conversation about a topic we cover that interests you. Though currently no areas are enable, in the future we plan on making it possible for you to leave comments Continue Reading

  • Social Skills Training for Individuals With Brain Injury

    Title: Social Skills Training for Individuals With Brain InjuryLocation: Chico, CALink out: Click hereDescription: Dr. Hayden and Mrs. Crookston will provide an invited training to professionals who support individuals challenged with brain injuryStart Time: 09:00Date: 2012-01-09

  • “Support”?

    “Behavioral Support” is a term that is essentially synonymous with Behavioral Intervention, Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Treatment, Behavioral Modification, etc. While these latter terms leave the impression of illness or disorder or some other malady, and implies a top-down direction of causality, “Support” connotes one individual simply helping another. Thus, Hayden Consultation Services uses the term Continue Reading

  • Behavior Analysis

    Behavior Analysis is a term coined by B.F. Skinner to refer to the scientific examination of learning and behavior and to distinguish this examination’s methods and subject (i.e., behavior) from other lines of inquiry commonly pursued during Skinner’s time (e.g., “mind”). Behavior analysis comprises two main branches. The experimental analysis of behavior (EAB) focuses on Continue Reading

  • Brain Injury: Acquired or Traumatic?

    Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is altered and there is an impairment in cognitive and/or physical functioning, as well as possible disturbances in behavioral and/or emotional functioning. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are those that result from external forces, such as in a car crash. Acquired brain injuries include all injuries to Continue Reading

  • Refers to . . .

    Positive Behavior Support (PBS) refers to many things to many people. However, we employ the term PBS to refer to one thing: A framework for service delivery. At its foundation, PBS is derived from the principles of applied behavior analysis and the seeds for PBS were sown in the 1970s by the founding professionals in Continue Reading