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Kate Grimes

Kate Grimes started working in the area of intellectual disabilities in 2005. She qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2010 and as a BCBA in 2016. Kate is the owner and Clinical Director of Inspire Therapy, a multi-disciplinary service, providing therapeutic support to children and adolescents with a range of learning, communication, and developmental disabilities. Kate set up Inspire Therapy in 2015 to support families in Dubai.

Kate enjoys training others in the fundamentals of Applied Behaviour Analysis and has completed a number of Registered Behaviour Technician training courses with her own team and with the wider community. She is a certified Professional Crisis Management Instructor and has delivered training courses to support those working with challenging/ crisis behaviour. 

Kate supports a multi-disciplinary team of BCBAs, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, RBTs, and Learning Support Assistants in her role as Clinical Director. Kate has practical experience in using the principles of Organisational Behaviour Management to support her team.

Courses with Kate Grimes

Pre-session pairing 1 CEU 


Pairing is used to describe the initial process of building rapport with a student/ client.

Parent training 1 CEU


Kate Grimes, BCBA, SLT explains the importance of establishing rapport with parents and the cultural consideration. This training is aimed to assist professionals to support parents. Research studies show that Parent Training help reduce parent stress, improve family interactions, and improve child treatment outcomes. and improve child treatment outcomes.

Classroom behaviour Management 2 CEUs


Kate Grimes, BCBA will discuss strategies to help support teachers with one or more children with behavioural needs in the classroom. This training will also look at the following behaviour strategies:  - Good behaviour game  - Group DTT versus Individual DTT  - Peer attention  - Peer tutoring/buddy systems  - Guided notes  - the timeout ribbon response card

Effective Management Practices for BCBAs 1.5 CEUs


Through this training Kate Grimes, BCBA, SLT aims to support those who work as BCBAs or clinical directors responsible for managing other staff, RBTs overseeing the work of other professionals. She talks about different skills and information that can be implemented in your day-to-day practice. Learning Objective: - Ineffective management practices - Reasons people leave -Questionnaires

Increasing Social Interactions in School  1.5 CEUs


Kate Grimes, BCBA, talks about how we can use different strategies and ideas to increase social interacts among students in schools. She also discusses how we can set programs up and the steps we can take when engaging with people around the child to help them.

Generalization of Skills into the classroom  1.5 CEUs


Kate Grimes, BCBA speaks about research around the topic of generalizations of skill into the classroom. She covers the following topics: -Why does generalization fail - What to teach students in therapy sessions? - How to make generalization work? 12 strategies - How to set up the classroom for success - Checklist for RBTs and teaching professionals.

School Refusal Training  1.5 CEUs


In this training Kate, BCBA at Inspire Therapy will focus on the following details:  - Define school refusal behaviour  - Summarise findings from three research studies  - Describe the SRAS-R and how it will support school refusal behaviour  - How to use a shaping programme in supporting school refusal

OBM: Antecedents in Your Organisations


Kate Grimes, BCBA, talks about how we can use different strategies and ideas to increase social interacts among students in schools. She also discusses how we can set programs up and the steps we can take when engaging with people around the child to help them.

OBM: Behaviour Assessment


In this training, Kate Grimes, BCBA, will look at the behaviour assessment from an organization behaviour management (OBM) perspective. The reason why we complete a performance assessment is so that we can have an evaluation in an objective way. We can look at the behaviour of individual team members, leader and organisation as a whole. This will help us to understand what is important for us to work on and what we need to improve.   Learning Objectives: Goal of assessment Target behaviour and result Variable to assess: organisation Variable to assess: individual performance Performance assessment ABC analysis Leader and follower behaviour Functional analysis

OBM: Consequence


Kate Grimes, BCBA will discuss strategies used to set up consequences for your team members or therapist to strengthen behaviour we want to see happening.  The aim of the training is to be using practical strategies to put in place to help improve the performance of the members of your team. Learning Objective: -Positive reinforcement and discretionary effort -Type of reinforcers -Preference Assessments -Displaying results -Decreasing problem behaviours - Deliver reinforcement effectively -Building reinforcement into your systems.

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