Behavioural Programmes

"As a consultant at BBTC, I always implement ABA methods in our programmes. However, I also believe in flexibility and naturalistic approaches. Join us and join our journey."

Nada El Araby

How is the BBTC approach different?

Unlike the "typical" ABA therapy, Building Blocks Therapy Centre focuses on working with children with Autism (and other developmental delays) on helping them relate to others. We try and help the child become more flexible and spontaneous, rather than using too much structure. We focus on creating a relationship with the child, and allowing the child to slowly include us in their worlds. We accept the child with their "stimming" and other non-problematic behaviours, and try and introduce new behaviours to them which we believe may then reduce and extinguish the stimming. Of course if behaviours are considered "problem behaviours", we use shaping and other methods to work towards changing behaviour gradually and systematically.

How will my child be interested to continue?

We use a mixture of repetition, along with our main target -MOTIVATION. We believe that if a child is motivated throughout session, they will then want to "come back for more", as we try and allow the child to relate to us and our directions naturally rather than robotically. Classic ABA uses repetition, drills, discrete trials and other methods to allow the child to master the required behaviour(s). At Building Blocks Therapy Centre, we believe in power of repetition. However, we also believe in the child getting frustrated from repeating things over and over again! Therefore, we use some repetition, mixed with creativity to try and get the same goal. We believe that academic skills are important, however we equally believe in play, play, play, play and more play during our sessions!

How many hours will my child need per week and how long will the therapy last?

The course of this intervention primarily depends on each client's individual needs. Sometimes ABA may be viewed as very structured with little freedom in the programme. The type of intervention our company provides is very differential and can range from a very structured programme to a very flexible one. Sometimes, following a rigid programme is unnecessary, and taking the child for who they are and working on their own needs for the session may be exactly what the child would benefit from on that particular day.

Not every child with Autism needs very structured ABA. This is why at Building Blocks Therapy Centre we provide the child with the intervention and therapy they would best respond to; whether this is an ABA intervention, a holistic, a multi-sensory, or a child centred approach.

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Are all programmes the same?

Effective intervention, whether ABA (and VB) or other interventions are not a "one size fits all" type of intervention. Each person has their own needs, therefore the programme is different for each and every client. The main similarity is that the intervention provides a lot of reward and reinforcements throughout the process of developing the targeted skills.

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Is it all academic?

We do not only work on academic skills! On the contrary, we sometimes might not be targeting academic skills at all! With the integration of pre-academic and academic skills or without, our main focus is targeting a range of essential skills such as: communication, play, socialisation, social skills, as well as “everyday” situations that will be different per case.This intervention essentially targets verbal and non-verbal clients on the Autistic Spectrum. Some programmes will integrate very structured interventions, schedules, repetition, conditioning, using PECS, and other ABA based techniques to bring about meaningful and positive change to behaviour.  Other intervention styles will provide a lot more flexibility and aim to work towards independence. Fine motor skill activities are sometimes integrated in this intervention. Intensive interaction is also often integrated with clients who may be non-verbal.

What about waiting and other skills?

We have a:

  • waiting programme
  • accepting no programme
  • transition programme

 

What about imagination?

According to the Triad of Impairment, people with Autism have: social and emotional difficulties, language and communication difficulties, and difficulties in the flexibility of thought (imagination). This intervention mainly works with all of the above, along with integrating some flexibility and imaginative work that can possibly tackle the Theory of Mind.

 

Please visit our FAQ section for more about ABA and Autism Therapy.

 

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