Expressive & Receptive Language
As expressive language refers to any form of communication sent out by an individual, the inverse, Receptive Language, is how we intake or understand that communication.
While examples of Expressive Language include exchanging pictures, or using a communication device, while examples of Receptive Language include following directions, identifying items, or understanding actions.
Once we have determined the purpose behind a targeted behavior, our clinicians work on teaching children functional communication or another appropriate behavior that can be used as a substitute should that behavior be deemed undesirable. To accomplish this, individualized positive reinforcement-based treatment plans are developed specific to each kiddo.
We teach kiddos alternative behaviors and methods of communicating that help replace undesired behaviors, so that they can still get their needs met, but in a more appropriate manner.
Basic examples of Function Communication skills include requesting access to an item or activity, asking for a help or break, requesting attention.
Some kiddos have a tough time focusing on learning new skills. One thing that ABA Therapy can work on is increasing the focus and motivation of our kiddos so they can complete tasks. We make sure to work on the prerequisite skills that are needed for success in a classroom setting.
Social and Group Skills
Initiating and maintaining communication, turn taking, problem solving, sportsmanship, following the rules of a game, cooperative play, working towards a common goal––There are so many social and group skills to work on, and so many ways to work on them!
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. We turn up the excitement and basically have a party in the bathroom to make the process fun! We 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.
We have found that children progress more rapidly toward their 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 can create together!