I stopped


and you should too!

Plus earn 2 Learning Type CEUs

I’m sharing my framework with you because I know what it feels like when you can’t reach a parent who desperately needs help.  It was crushing when Amanda, a defeated mother of a 10-year-old boy who had been diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome, scrawled “give up” on the calendar a date 3 weeks from the day of our meeting,

I knew I had to find a way to get her to start using the strategies I’d been trying to teach her for months. But how?

Until then, she clearly understood the procedures I taught her and even promised to follow through at the end of each training session. Yet she never did.

I went home and thought about what I could do differently. I changed my approach and started looking at the situation from her perspective. By doing so, in less than the 21 days I’d promised her, I was able to uncover what was standing in her way so that she could be truly motivated to help her son. By using the strategies I share in the Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge I learned that she believed her son’s behavior was the result of his disability – and that therefore none of the interventions I taught her would make a difference.

Once I understood where she was coming from, one simple statement changed everything for her.

I told her, “I understand that he has a disability, but his behavior is not his disability. It is the result of the conditions that surround his behavior. If the conditions stay the same, so does the behavior. If you change the conditions, you change the behavior.”

At that moment she finally understood what months of “training” never achieved.  She began using the strategies I had been teaching her.  It wasn’t easy, but she stuck with it.  One day we sat together and she said, “I finally enjoyed spending time with my son,” and broke down in tears.

This system works.

The Problem with Parent Training

You know that getting parents to use ABA strategies at home is the most effective way to make serious gains with your clients. But because parents are already overwhelmed, the reality is grim:

  • Many parents simply attend ABA parent training sessions out of obligation without actually changing what they do outside of sessions.
  • Even those who do use some of the strategies, this change is often short-lived.
  • Meaning your clients don’t receive the intended benefit of parent training.

But that’s not the end of it—the problem’s actually worse than that!

  • You spend endless hours scheduling and rescheduling parent training sessions, trying to come up with strategies that will get them to follow through.
  • Most parents don’t see how they can use the strategies you suggest, so it’s a waste of your time and resources to continue as you are.
  • Plus, you’re billing insurance companies for a service that’s not generally effective.

This is why I stopped parent training – and started partnering with parents instead!

And luckily for you, there’s now a program to help you QUIT your parent training program. Introducing the Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge which helps you:

  • 5 20-minute lessons with actionable steps you can use with parents right from the start
  • Establish a partnership with parents
  • Identify obstacles to parent training and ways to overcome them
  • Use language that creates connection instead of separation
  • Create motivation to not only learn ABA strategies but also implement them at home

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Hi, my name is Amelia Dalphonse. By now, you’re probably wondering…who am I and how can I make these claims?

  • Like you, I’m a BCBA. I work with autistic children and their families to help them achieve their highest potential.
  • My passion is helping parents experience success and I have over 13 years of experience helping parents reach their goals.
  • Because of my own struggles getting parents to engage in training, I have invested tons of time experimenting with different tactics to get parents involved in services.
  • I took my top tips and strategies and used them to create the Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge.

What’s Included with the Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge?

The Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge provides a unique, actionable plan to foster a partnership with parents that leads to increased engagement in training and a willingness to use ABA strategies with their child.


Act now, and join the Partnership Language 5-Day Challenge!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the challenge different from a regular CEU course?

  • The challenge is broken into 5 20-minute lessons, each with actionable assignments so you can immediately put what you’re learning into practice.  We call this a challenge to put the focus on DOING instead of just LEARNING. 

When does the challenge start?

  • The challenge is an asynchronous event so you can start whenever is convenient for you.  It’s broken into 5 days to make it easier to fit into your busy schedule, but you have the option of completing it all at once or even across several weeks.

Will I get a certificate of completion?

  • Once you complete each of the 5 lessons, including the quizzes, then you will receive a certificate granting you 2 general learning BACB CEUs.

How many CEUs do I earn by completing the challenge?

  • You will earn 2 Learning Type CEUs

How long do I have to complete the challenge? Do I have to complete it all within 5 days?

  • Once you buy the course, you are free to complete it whenever you like.