Expressive & Receptive Language
Any form of communication sent out by an individual is Expressive Language. And, Receptive Language is how we intake or understand that communication.
While examples of Expressive Language include exchanging pictures or using a communication device, examples of Receptive Language include following directions, identifying items, or understanding actions.
Once we determine the purpose behind a targeted behavior, our clinicians teach children functional communication or another appropriate behavior as a substitute. Then, behavior reduction for undesirable behaviors naturally occurs. To accomplish this, our InBloom Autism Services Clinical Team provides individualized positive reinforcement-based treatment plans specific to each child.
Teaching alternative behaviors and methods of communicating to replace undesired behaviors is part of important therapy at InBloom Autism Services. Thus, children get their needs met in an appropriate manner. Basic examples of Functional Communication skills include requesting access to an item or activity, asking for help or a break, and requesting attention.
Some children have a tough time focusing on learning new skills. So, InBloom Autism Services ABA therapy and treatments are designed to increase focus and motivation. So kiddos can complete tasks. This way, we prioritize work on the prerequisite skills needed for success in a classroom setting.
Social and Group Skills
There are so many social and group skills to work on, and so many ways to work on them! First, initiating and maintaining communication is the goal. Second, comes turn taking, problem solving, sportsmanship, following the rules of a game, cooperative play, and working towards a common goal. And, at InBloom, kiddos have the advantage of working on these skills with peers around the same developmental levels.
Toilet Training & Daily Living Skills
Many kiddos have a difficult time with potty training. So, we turn up the excitement and have a party in the bathroom to make the process fun! Further, InBloom’s Clinician Team work on potty training in a variety of ways, including visual aids, stories, and positive reinforcement.
And, it doesn’t stop there! Our clinicians take a similar approach to teaching kiddos how to wash hands, get dressed, brush their teeth, and many other skills that help build independence.
Children progress more rapidly toward goals when parents are involved in their therapy. For that reason, caregiver ABA coaching is done directly with your BCBA and allows parents to continue making progress at home. We love our families and the connection we create together!