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Behavior modification refers to the techniques used to try and decrease or increase a particular type of behavior or reaction. Therapists use it to promote healthy behaviors in their patients. Behavior modification relies on the concept of conditioning. Conditioning is a form of learning. There are two major types of conditioning; classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Classical conditioning relies on a particular stimulus or signal.The second type is known as operant conditioning, which involves using a system of rewards and/or punishments.

We at Blooming Buds glean on these techniques using different approaches to weaken or extinguish undesired responses, develop or strengthen desired responses, bring responses under stimulus control so that they occur only as desired.

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Speech-Language Therapy addresses challenges with language and communication. It can help people with speech delays and autism improve their verbal, nonverbal, and social communication. The overall goal is to help the child communicate in more useful and functional ways.

Communication and speech-related challenges vary from child to child. Some children on the autism spectrum are not able to speak. Others love to talk, but have difficulty holding a conversation or understanding body language and facial expressions when talking with others.

We provide treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with communication, poor strength in muscles of the mouth, jaw and neck, unclear speech sounds, difficulty matching emotions with the correct facial expression, difficulty understanding body language, difficulty responding to questions and so on. 

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Occupational Therapy often focusses on gross motor skills, fine motor, visual perception, memory issues, handwriting difficulties, school readiness, play skills, developmental delays, self-care issues, toileting – encopresis/ enuresis/ delays, dressing and most other functional difficulties. Occupational Therapy strategies can also help to manage sensory issues.

At Blooming Buds the  OccupationalTtherapist will begin by evaluate the child's current level of ability. The evaluation looks at several areas, including how the child learns, plays, cares for self and interacts with his environment. 

The evaluation will also identify any obstacles that prevenst the child from participating in any typical day-to-day activities. Based on this evaluation, we create goals and strategies that will allow the child to work on key skills..

 

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Special education is an additional service that helps create a supportive environment to ensure that all students' educational needs are provided for. It helps provide the context for their cognitive development various psychological and behavioural difficulties manifest themselves in the forms of reading and writing issues, inability to concentrate or comprehend instructions, difficulty in expressing needs both physical and emotional. These difficulties impair a child’s ability to learn in a traditional classroom setting. The children with additional needs require hand holding and support to function effectively, Tailor made IEPs and collaboration between a special educator and the teachers help such students cope with the demands of a classroom education.

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Deficits in social behaviour are a hall mark characteristic of autim spectrum disorder (ASD). Group Therapy program is designed to enhance social communication behaviour, emotional behaviour, play skills, and also the failure to develop meaningful friendships and prosocial relationships in children with autism. Research says that when students have postive social relationships, they enjoy and do better in school. (Ladd, Birch &  Bubs, 1999).  Thus by teaching social behaviour, the children we serve may gain collateral skills with no additional time or cost.  Social behaciour may lead to higher rates of peer approval for individuals diagnosed with ASD as well as the development of meaningful friendships.  We do not teach social behaviour such as joint attentiion, observational learning, joining in, or winning graciously just so that the individual can display these skills.  We teach these skills, and other social behaviours to increase the likelihood that the individual has positive, prosocial relationships and friendships.

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Children with autism may play differently than other kids. They’ll likely focus on parts of a toy (like wheels) rather than the entire toy. They don’t do as well with pretend play. And they may not want to play with others.But to many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), playing is the way they express themselves -- their toys and their actions may become their words. Play can help children with ASD learn and connect with other people, both children and adults, in a format that they understand.Many experts offer play therapy to children who’ve been diagnosed with ASD. Play therapy can improve their social and emotional skills, help them think in different ways, increase their language or communication skills, and expand the ways they play with toys and relate to other people.

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The prerequisites or the essential skills required for the classroom that we are uniquely equipped to work on within our center environments are Staying seated in a chair and/or at circle time, Following instructions and completing tasks, Paying attention and responding to teachers, Learning in a group setting, Lining up, Being aware of personal space and body awareness, Self-care skills (e.g. using the restroom, washing hands, feeding self), Eating lunch around others, Playing cooperatively and interacting with peers, Leaving the home to attend a new place with new people. The above mentioned areas are simultaneously addressed, while the child is given one on one individual therapies.

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Along with learning to feed and dress oneself, becoming toilet-trained is an important step in personal independence. Socially, it opens up opportunities for interacting with others and taking part in a wider range of activities. In addition,there are practical benefits for caregivers, including time and financial savings connected with the cost of diaper changing and related supplies. Our therapist will exclusively work on toilet training the child and will provide strategies to the caregiver to work on the same at home.

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