Autism Services

Assessment

Functional Assessment of Problem Behavior

In the area of challenging behavior, we will provide a diagnostic evaluation for the best course of behavioral intervention through the use of observation in the natural environment and interviews with parents as well as the individual when appropriate. In order to gather the most accurate picture of the behavior to inform the best treatment decisions, naturalistic observations are conducted as well as through the use of videotapes.

Basic Skill Assessment

Our goal in the area of skill assessment is to inform the development of a basic learning curriculum geared specifically for your child. Assessment strategies will be utilized to identify strengths as well as areas to target for improvement, encompassing over 500 basic skills in the areas of academic, gross and fine motor, social interaction, activities of daily living, and language.

Intervention

Behavior Plan Development:

Function based treatment intervention is a trademark of Bloom Behavior Therapy. Your child’s plan of intervention will be directly tied to the assessment process and will incorporate environmental variables identified in the natural setting. A behavior plan will be developed to both reduce challenging behavior and teach more appropriate alternatives in order to make every day routines and interactions easier and more enjoyable for you and your child.

Basic Skill Programming:

A curriculum will be developed based on the systematic assessment described above to address the basic skills necessary to succeed through the early developmental stages of childhood. Children with autism and other developmental disabilities often have difficulty acquiring these skills and behavioral instructional strategies have been shown to be successful. Incorporating ABA principles, the format of the program is direct and repetitious allowing for fluent acquisition and skill maintenance. Discrete trials are presented in the context of one-on-one therapy with immediate feedback and minimal distractions.

Training

Bloom Behavior Therapy and its associates provide training on the implementation of behavior plans, basic skill programming, and data collection to parents and other relevant others.

Consultation in the Schools

Bloom Behavior Therapy provides consultation to Paducah area schools for challenging behavior in the classroom and IEP development.

Related resources