As an independent organization we are free from external influences. We are driven by professional outcome rather than commercial accomplishment and 80% of our revenue is applied to further research. Our entire focus is on producing world class products and delivering them in a cost effective way to an ever growing global customer base of parents and professionals.

It’s important to us that the history of the Series together with the strategic development of each edition and the updating of the content is clear and transparent so that our users can have confidence in the detail behind the screen. The quality, integrity and currency of the data behind the products are, without question, the most important elements of the Series.


The History

Child Behavior Toolbox and Adolescent Behavior Toolbox are mature products and they form the backbone of the series. Their development over many years, their move from CD-ROM to online products and their regular updating defined the professional standard for the newer Autism and Family Editions.

The Series started in a pediatric, outpatient and educational setting where there was a need for a comprehensive resource to be used in the active management of children with complex needs in the areas of behavior and development.

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The Expertise

Dr David Erickson, a psychologist with more than 30 years experience, is responsible for the concept and the development of the Behavior Toolbox Series. His professional experiences have included working within community mental health, psychiatry and pediatric and adult rehabilitation. His specific interests include social-emotional adjustment of children, adolescents and their parents and adjustment of children and adolescents with complex health care needs.

He sat on a government multidisciplinary review panel evaluating services for children with developmental disabilities, including autism. He is responsible for the strategic development of the Behavior Toolbox Series and the overall structure and clinical content of the individual products together with the day to day oversight, updating and upgrading to keep the toolboxes at the leading edge.

The R&D

Development of the Toolboxes follows a typical path to meet known needs of all child and adolescent facing professionals in education, mental health and healthcare and more recently, parents and families. Development is influenced from many places and for many reasons. Invariably it will be from a clinical or research source but it’s just as likely to come from a parent, a grandparent or a professional user. Selective mutism was a requested topic from an individual school psychologist in California and its inclusion was welcomed by many users who had been struggling with this behavior.

The creation of Autism Behavior Toolbox, Autism Family Toolbox and the Apple Autism Apps were classic cases where global factors made it an inevitable development decision. The level of support needed, particularly in education, the ever increasing number of cases per thousand population diagnosed and the government initiatives worldwide to research the problem and support those affected made the subject an obvious candidate.

While there is a significant amount of research into causes and diagnoses the Autism Editions in the Behavior Toolbox Series are the first complete resources to provide assistance, solutions and education at the front line enabling parents, families and professionals to deal with real-time issues.

The Series is updated on a regular and ongoing basis through active in-house research and from experts working in their respective fields, suitably accredited organizations and institutions.

Please email us if you have any questions about our R&D or any aspect of the product content.

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