Why Threshold?

threshold /ˈTHreSHˌ(h)ōld/ - the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur or be manifested
from the Oxford English Language

As an educator first, Heather has a deep passion for expanding the expertise of professionals serving students in school settings. Rarely are preservice teachers given opportunities to learn how to engage all of the individual student needs in their classrooms, yet this continues to be one of the leading factors for educators leaving the field. Likewise, behavior analysts bring many useful understandings that are the foundations of classroom management, yet are rarely practiced in using their skills in highly applied school systems. Behavior analysts are increasingly seen as anti-collaborators by the educational community while educators who support the most challenging students rarely have a community of professionals rallying support around the complex demands of their everyday experiences.

Heather Volchko believes that sticky professional growth lives in the collective efficacy of professional networks. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in youth mental health, trauma-informed care, and strategic leadership. She has interacted with educational systems as a paraprofessional, teacher, administrator, and consultant in inclusion, resource, self-contained, alternative, and therapeutic settings in the United States and internationally. It is her dream to facilitate professional connections that mutually grow toward more cohesive student care.

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Support

We understand it can feel scary and vulnerable to reach out for help with our complex students and the systems around them. We don't take that lightly.
We know it is an honor and a privilege to partner with you.

Familiarity

Your situation is unique, but you're not alone. We bring a wealth of experience and expertise in what you're facing and help you become more familiar with the adjustments we explore together.

Drive

This is our passion. From intervention design to systems analysis and data crunching and reinforcement schedules - we truly nerd out on these things and enjoy opportunities to do this work!

Compassion

Consulting is not just a business to us - it is a life full of opportunities to genuinely encourage and efficiently position those choosing to care for this student population.

Guidance

We don't expect you to be experts in the interrelated multidisciplinary work we'll do together - we take the pressure off while collaboratively building out the necessary systems.

Connections

You're not alone! We are continually drawing parallels between well-established practices and cutting-edge research to creatively push our boundaries of what's next.