Programmes and Services

happyautismAfter years of working with children with ASD, it is fascinating to see how the children can change within a well-established and well run ABA Programme. However, the one thing that we have learned very well all these years is that all children are unique, so they all need unique programmes, based on their level of abilities, strengths and weaknesses.

The first thing we do is have an informal discussion and get as much information as possible, in order to get an idea of the child’s level of functioning. After that we conduct an initial assessment, in order to be able to determine the child’s baseline and develop a programme that will meet his/her needs, but will also be motivating and reinforcing, as motivation is always the key to a successful intervention.

As soon as the programme is developed, we train the tutors and parents and we then revise the programme regularly, in order to maintain high standards of services. We also provide training within schools and develop IEPs to help with transition and learning within a mainstream school environment.

We are working very closely with parents, carers, tutors and teachers in order to develop the most suitable programme for the child, which will be teaching essential skills, such as communication, play, social interaction skills, self-help, academic skills etc.

We work with children of all ages, and we make sure that our programmes “grow up” together with the children.

With older children we work a lot on self-awareness and self-esteem, as well as independent living skills and advance social interaction skills. Furthermore we provide counselling services to parents, as parents need support to cope with all the changes in their lives and to be able to help their child effectively.

  • Behaviour Reduction

Behaviour Reduction programmes will be addressed in a collaborative effort between school and clinic or home and clinic. Our ABA consultant will provide a Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA) to determine the function of the behaviour and develop an individualised treatment plan with parents and caregivers. Treatment plans will not be put into place without caregiver consent.

  • Parent Training

Parent Training is required in all of our programmes. During Parent Training sessions one of our ABA Consultants will work with you to determine specific goals for your family and child. We will teach you how to carry out ABA procedures and work with your child in a way that makes interaction possible and reinforcing.

 

Collectively, the practices that you should expect from our services are the following:

 

1.   Clinic Based Programme

  • ABA Clinic programme in 1:1 setting

All sessions in the Clinic are 1:1 (1 tutor for 1 child) and utilise procedures in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Our therapists are highly trained and are required to attend professional development workshops throughout the year. We employ therapists who are experienced in Applied Behaviour Analysis programmes, RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) certified (or undergoing certification) and are completing their required clinical supervision hours. All sessions are overseen by a qualified ABA Consultant on-site and weekly supervision feedback is given to each therapist.

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The 1:1 therapist will collect data on both skill acquisition and behaviour reduction programmes.  All data is thoroughly analysed and updated on a weekly basis by the ABA Consultant. There are more than 1 tutors dedicated in the child’s programme, so that generalization can be achieved.

All Clinic programmes are inclusive, meaning that we provide all the associated staff (BCBA - Applied Behaviour Analysts, Programme supervisors and therapists, as well as Speech and Language therapists and Occupational Therapists) needed for a targeted and fully controlled treatment in order for the child to be taught more consistently all the essential skills, such as communication, play skills, social interaction skills, self-help skills, academic skills etc.

The programme is designed especially for the child’s needs taking under consideration his strengths and weaknesses as well as the family’s individual needs. Blooming Tree ABA Clinic uses techniques derived from Applied Behaviour Analysis research such as

  • Verbal Behaviour (VB),
  • Functional Communication Training (FCT),
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT),
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Functional Behaviour Assessment

 This service includes:

  • A highly experienced ABA Consultant/Behaviour Analyst who assess, develops and oversees the child progress’s programme
  • At least 2 tutors who are responsible for the daily implementation of the programme. The tutors are all highly trained, however further training will be also provided, in order for them to be able to adapt their experience and knowledge to individual children’s therapy for better results.
  • Baseline assessment and on-going assessments (using well researched tools like VB-Mapp, ABBLS-R, AFLS, ESDM, RFT) to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the child and to ensure steady progress.
  • Intensive 1 to 1 therapy, at Blooming Tree clinic.
  • Parents training in ABA techniques, to ensure consistency and transferability of skills within the natural environment
  • By-weekly sessions with a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and an Occupational Therapist (OT) whose recommendations will be implemented within the ABA programme to develop an even more comprehensive curriculum.
The clinic based programme is available as
  • Full-time programme - 35 hours/week in clinic
  • Half-time programme - 15 hours/week in clinic 

 

2.    Integrated Intensive Programme

Integrated Intensive Programme is a specially developed ABA home-based programme in which we provide all the programme staff (Consultants, programme supervisors and therapists) needed for a targeted and fully controlled treatment in order for the child to be taught more consistently all the essential skills, such as communication, play skills, social interaction skills, self-help skills, academic skills etc.

The programme is designed especially for the child’s needs taking under consideration his strengths and weaknesses as well as the family’s individual needs. IIP uses techniques from

  • Verbal Behaviour (VB),
  • Functional Communication Training (FCT),
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT),
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)

ITP also uses Functional Analysis (FA) to determine why disruptive behaviours happen (functions) and to develop effective behaviour plans to reduce them.

 This service includes:

  • A highly experienced ABA Consultant who assess, develops and oversees the child progress’s programme
  • At least 2 tutorswho are responsible for the daily implementation of the programme. The tutors are all highly trained, however further training will be also provided, in order for them to be able to adapt their experience and knowledge to individual children’s therapy for better results.
  • Baseline assessment and on-going assessments (using well researched tools like VB-Mapp, ABBLS-R, AFLS, ESDM, RFT) to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the child and to ensure steady progress.
  • 35 hours per week of intensive 1 to 1 therapy, at home, school or both.
  • Parents training in ABA techniques, to ensure consistency and to transferability of skills within the natural environment
  • 6 monthly assessments by a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) and an Occupational Therapist (OT) whose recommendations will be implemented within the ABA programme for achieving an even more comprehensive curriculum.

 

3.    Home-Based Programme

The programme is also designed especially for the child’s needs taking under consideration his strengths and weaknesses as well as the family’s individual needs. The techniques used are

  • Verbal Behaviour (VB),
  • Functional Communication Training (FCT),
  • Pivotal Response Training (PRT),
  • Natural Environment Teaching (NET) and
  • Discrete Trial Training (DTT)
  • Functional Behaviour Assessment

 This service includes:

  • A highly experienced ABA Consultant who assess, develops and oversees the child progress’s programme
  • Baseline assessment andon-going assessments (using well researched tools like VB-Mapp, ABBLS-R, AFLS, ESDM, RFT) to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the child and to ensure steady progress.
  • Tutor’s training in ABA techniques and hands-on training on the child’s individualised programme to ensure effective implementation of all the targets.
  • Monthly Supervision of the programmeat home, school or both.
  • Parents training in ABA techniques, to ensure consistency and to transferability of skills within the natural environment
  • Support for successful school integration, that can include shadow training, school and IEP targets etc.


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