The “APPLE” Difference

Experienced Technicians Provided!

A.P.P.L.E. Consulting offers families intervention services by experienced providers. This optional service relieves families of the often dreaded and stressful search for qualified technicians - and eliminates the expense of training those new to the profession.

Our Flexible Service “Model:"

A.P.P.L.E. Consulting recognizes that each student and family is different. Our flexible service model allows families, in consultation with our A.P.P.L.E. Directors Team, to choose the combination of services and providers that works best for their circumstances and their child. Families have the option of a continuum of services - from a consulting model (i.e., working only with the The A.P.P.L.E. Directors Team, Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager) or social group attendance to a more “full service” model including sessions with Lead Tutors.

In-Office or In-Home Services:

Most often we provide services “in-home,” in the school or other place that your child naturally spends time. In the event that office-based services make sense for your child, we provide “in-office” sessions in our Bellevue office.

Family Support Services:

In the interest of supporting our families, we offer “Family Support Services” free of charge. These services focus on providing support and consultation to each of our families with questions regarding family issues including but not limited to: life span questions, medical issues (including medication), outside service questions (e.g., what may or may not be a good service for your child, questions about different service models, new services), refining your child’s schedule (e.g., which services provide your child with the best benefit vs. cost) and any other questions pertaining to your child and family’s overall health OUTSIDE of direct educational, clinical services.

Our Educational Practices: Beyond "80% Correct"

A.P.P.L.E. Consulting embeds the four stages of learning (acquisition, fluency, maintenance, and generalization) into every individualized program developed for your child. A child who learns and shows proficiency with skills across all learning stages possesses skills that are more functional in more settings and maintained for the long term.

Our Accountability System of Program Monitoring:

A.P.P.L.E. Consulting takes the issue of accountability very seriously. Our system of accountability is embedded in all levels of service from intake through all points of intervention. here are examples of pivotal point in our system of program monitoring:

Initial Assessment: A "Plan of Care " to guide assessment; assessments based upon your child's specific needs.

Initial Programming: "Individualized Programs" based upon assessments, each of which include the 4 stages of learning, are developed.

Ongoing Programming:

Individualized Programs: data collection by direct service teams transferred to graphs for visual analysis.

Family Target Forms: developed regularly for families to work on specific skills and/or generalization/maintenance of skills.

Monthly Meeting (Review/Visual Analysis of Programs): The Clinical Supervisor reviews data monthly at monthly meetings and also views the work of providers with students to ensure fidelity of methods. Meeting notes from these meetings are also generated to ensure assignments are recorded and completed.

Progress Charts: Progress charts and graphs of your child's current and long term progress are also continuously updated and regularly reviewed by the Director's Team. The Clinical Director reviews and provides feedback monthly to your team. The Executive Director provides feedback to the charts on quarterly basis.

Program Update: Once every quarter, the Clinical Supervisor meets with and discusses student progress with the A.P.P.L.E. Director team.

Formal Program Review Meeting: Comprehensive child program reviews are conducted with the Directors Team every 6 months to 1 year. Student assessments are updated and intervention plans reviewed and updated.

Multi-Discplinary Collaboration: Each service provider serves as a direct liaison either within the team, to families and/or to the student's school or other providers who work with the student. By directly assigning providers to communicate specifically, we ensure more fidelity of service for your child given that all who work with your child will be made aware of progress and will with whom to speak when inquiring about issues (given parent consent, of course).