Connie Persike, M.S.,CCC/SLP

My older sister has cerebral palsy. She cannot walk and requires 100% care with tasks such as dressing and feeding. Nobody would think to impose punishments on her because she cannot walk or feed herself; yet we do this to students with social and emotional deficits every day.

I truly believe, as Dr. Ross Greene says, “Kids do well if they can.” It is our responsibility as educators to determine the function of challenging behaviors as well as their skill deficits so that we can teach students! This is the most effective way to decrease challenging behaviors over time.

“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach. If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we. . .  teach? punish?

Why can’t we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?”

-Herner 1998

Educational / Behavioral Consulting Services

Connie Persike of CP Consulting speaking in professional development class
  • Individual Student Consultation

  • Functional Behavioral Assessments

  • Development of Positive Behavioral Support Plans

  • Independent Educational Evaluations

  • Speech Language Assessments

  • Professional Development

  • Development of Data Collection Measures

  • Staff Coaching and Modeling

  • Social Skill Evaluations

  • Programming Audits

“Connie brings a unique insight into the communicative function of behavior. Connie offers our staff exceptional professional support and knowledge plus coaching and modeling for students with and without disabilities. She has assisted us in developing effective proactive interventions to interrupt extremely negative behavioral patterns.”

“Knowledgable, flexible, approachable, effective, works with integrity and the best interest of kids at heart. Strong skill set. Communicative. Reasonable. Great relationship builder. Passionate. Just an all around high quality professional with an incredible skill set.”

“Through working with Connie, I have learned that children don’t need to have an obvious speech language issue to benefit from the use of visual aids. Connie has taught me how to develop visual aids to assist children with communication, particularly when a child is experiencing distress. I use her strategies in my daily work with children and their families throughout Wisconsin.”

“A rare combination of talent and experience! Connie has the knowledge, understanding and experience to meet the needs of students with Autism within the framework of a school setting. Her passion, skills, and ability allow her to directly model strategies with the student and to provide coaching for the team as they attempt to implement those strategies.”