We have seen impressive progress with a combination of proven services. Over time, we have discerned what types of treatments are most effective in addressing maladaptive behaviors and fostering improvement in young children.
From birth to 5 years, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. What a child experiences in the early years of life, positive or negative, helps shape how her brain develops. It affects the ability to learn, grow, and succeed. It is believed that 90% of brain growth occurs before the child enters Daycare and that during this time, at least a million new neural connections are made every second, more than at any other time in life. Putting your child in a school program before age 6, even working individually with a teacher, will not produce the same results as an intensive ABA program with behavior specialists. The sooner you start, the sooner we can help you.
Intensive Behavior Managment.
ChildGarden offers a team of BCBA who collaborate on a case-by-case basis to solve serious behavior problems. If standard ABA models are not effective, we quickly pool all of our research and professional resources to address problem of behavior with a combination of solutions. Fortunately, over the years we have been able to offer effective solutions for both the child and the family.
Training For Daily Life / Hygiene Skills.
During the first three years of life, children acquire most of those physiological skills of daily life related to sleep: learning to fall asleep alone, and learning to eat alone, to use silverware, etc.
Sphincter control and activities related to personal hygiene, from combing to cutting nails, are other skills included in this section, for which our technicians use a proven rapid training protocol to modify daily life skills and hygiene, along with positive reinforcement procedures to achieve long-term success.
Parental involvement plays an important role in this unpunished approach, which involves hours-long exercises that include controlled fluid intake, scheduled toilet sitting, redirects in case of accidents, and scheduled sitting in a chair, to assist the child. child to initiate proper toilet training and behavior.
Your child may reject food because of its texture, color, shape, presentation, type, brand, or even container. Whatever the trigger for the behavior, we’ve learned that success can be achieved using a gradual exposure model – assessing your child’s food preferences, and then gradually introducing a multi-step priority list to help increase your child’s food choices.
After months of integrated treatment with ABA models, many children go from a few highly preferred foods to an unlimited flexibility to try new foods. It is worth noting: feeding treatment is highly dependent on family involvement if working together, remarkable results can be achieved.
Verbal Behavior Programming.
Based on the principles of ABA and the work of the behaviorist BF Skinner, verbal behavior therapy (BVT) teaches how words can help children diagnosed with autism achieve desired objects or results. Not just using words as labels, but WHY we use them, making a more meaningful and useful connection. With time and patience, verbal skills improve to more communication through more complex words and meanings.
Our approach is to partner with your child’s school to ensure that a carefully behavior plan is followed at school and at home. This consistency of therapy and commitment is important to seeing positive results.
Our Behavior Analyst will attend Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, as well as school meetings; our presence helps ensure that your child is reaching his or her full learning potential.
Speech And Occupational Therapy Consultations.
During scheduled outside sessions such as Speech and Occupational Therapy, certain behaviors may emerge that could affect your child’s progress and learning. By attending these sessions, we are able to address these issues and offer guidance, especially as these important sessions directly involve verbal skills, handwriting skills, fine motor skills, and everyday life skills.