Specializations

ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is characterized by challenges with:

*Hyperactivity is in not present in ADD. Symptoms are often overlooked due to the lack of observable behaviors being displayed.”

ADHD ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is characterized by:

Autism A Neurobiological disorder characterized by:

* Research has shown ABA as a method that promote improvement in cognitive performance, language skills, adaptive behavior and educational functioning leading to positive changes in quality of life. Studies suggest that with early intervention children have a greater chance of integrating into school while maintening independence.

Behavior

More than 1 in 100 children have a form of special needs.

Adaptive behaviors can be taught through the use of positive reinforcement strategies.

*ABA Therapy has been shown to improve cognitive performance in children with Autism and with other developmental delays.

Early intervention is the key to success!

Behavior

More than 1 in 100 children have a form of special needs.

Adaptive behaviors can be taught through the use of positive reinforcement strategies.

*ABA Therapy has been shown to improve cognitive performance in children with Autism and with other developmental delays.

Early intervention is the key to success!

Cognitive Skills

Delays in the ability to acquire new skills interfere with a child’s ability to keep up with their peers. Efficient underlying learning skills allow for children to reach their full potential.

Language Delays

Many children have forms of receptive and expressive language delays.

At Le Parapluie Bleu, we assess language using a Verbal Behavior Approach to teaching language. This approach encourages learners to connect words with their purposes (functions) as opposed to their structure, and teaches language that relies on the analysis of how language is used. It teaches why we use words and how they are useful in everyday communication. ABA principles such as positive reinforcement strategies are used to promote language acquisition. VB helps to teach the understanding that words have meaning.

Language Delays

Many children have forms of receptive and expressive language delays.

Speech pathologists help children to acquire the necessary tools to attain receptive and expressive language skills. At Le Parapluie Bleu, language delays are assessed and targets are worked on using an ABA approach, which makes use of positive reinforcement strategies.

Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA Therapy)

ABA therapy is the most recognized treatment for Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), developmental delays and individuals with behavioral disorders. Applied Behavior Analysis is the process of studying behavior in order to put into place appropriate behavioral interventions. ABA uses positive reinforcement strategies to increase socially significant behaviors such as: self help skills, imitation, play skills, motor skills, receptive and expressive language communication, life skills and pre-academics, among others. In addition, interfering behaviors that disrupt daily adaptive functioning are targeted and reduced, with the use of implementing reinforcement for appropriate replacement behaviors. ABA Therapy programs are supervised by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA’s). The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) is the certifying body that grants BCBA’s their designation. This certification if known world-wide for individuals who have attained this credential. BCBA’s have a Master’s level certification, training and experience to supervise intensive interventions for children.