At Dogwood, we use direct assessments (VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R, AFLS) to design individualized language and learning skill acquisition programs for your child. If needed, we also use direct and indirect behavioral assessments (FA, FBA) in order to determine the function of your child’s problem behavior and design specific protocols to reduce the behavior. In each of our programs, we analyze data taken in order to update your child’s programming and improve it’s effectiveness. We review this data with parents during parent training and re-evaluation periods. We love to share your child’s progress, so please feel free to request data at your convenience as well.
A benefit of the clinic program is we can focus on group and social skills with peers. Following assessment, we design an individualized program based on your child’s language and learning needs. This program gives your child an opportunity to work alongside peers, promotes natural social skills, and provides many opportunities to practice group routines and transitions. Additionally, we work on an individualized skill acquisition program, problem behavior reduction, toileting, and feeding.
We strive to set up a home environment that works towards your child’s independence. Following assessment, we design an individualized program for our therapist and caregivers in the home to implement. We emphasize functional daily living skills, communicating wants and needs, and independent play skills. Additionally, we work on an individualized skill acquisition program, problem behavior reduction, toileting, and feeding.
Ultimately we want to serve your child in the least restrictive setting. We believe peer modeling can be a great learning tool for your child, however, the right conditions must be set for inclusion programs to be effective. Following assessment, we design an individualized plan for our therapist to act as a facilitator at your child’s private school or daycare setting. We create specific goals and prompting procedures to work toward integration and independence. We can attend other community activities such as music lessons, play groups, or ballet for extra support. If desired, we can also help support you setting up a home school program for your child.