A Behavior Service Program for Preschool through High School
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Participants of this program have a learning and information processing style that is highly responsive to absorbing new information that is taught in a concrete, behavior-based manner. While many behavior-based programs are targeted towards individuals who tend to be moderate to low functioning, Learning Dynamics’ program is designed with the higher-functioning individual in mind. Supporting children from preschool through high school (average ages 4-19) with a variety of difficulties; the majority of our participants are individuals with high-functioning Autism Spectrum, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity, and/or learning disorders.
The goal of Butterfly Bootcamp is to prepare individuals with unique learning needs for successful participation in school, career, and community. Participants of our program have difficulties that require intentional interventions over extended periods of time to assist them in strengthening the foundational skills and abilities that they will need for successful independent living in the future.
Collaboration with primary caregivers is essential and required; helping their children acquire and generalize skills. Caregivers learn strategies to teach their children skills needed to be successful in school, career, home, and community. They strengthen their ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms. Caregivers of younger children use our approaches help with the transition to the Common Core Standards. Caregivers of older children and young adults learn ways to strategically “let go” so their children safely gain independence.
Our program is designed to strengthen people’s intellectual, emotional, and social abilities. Learning styles and strength and growth areas vary among individuals. Therefore, our therapeutic program has multiple service options in order to facilitate customization to meet the specific needs of each participant.
- An initial screening is conducted to determine if a family’s needs and goals are consistent with what our program offers.
- Eligible participants who decide to proceed will complete a more comprehensive behavior assessment that includes formalized measures and observations (home, school, and/or community) in order to gather baseline information and develop a customized “Butterfly Bootcamp Support Plan.” The plan includes behavior-based goals in one or more of our program’s three primary focus areas of major life activities: Education and Occupation, Health and Life Skills, and Interpersonal Relationships.
- While the duration of our program varies on goals and abilities, we generally outline plans 6 months at a time; as we complete follow-up assessments to examine progress and facilitate program accountability.
Service Options Behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal enhancement techniques are taught to promote age-appropriate interactions with others; concentration and organization abilities; information processing skills; effective communication; independent life skills; health, safety and mobility; and academic and occupational success.
Social Butterflies: Small group opportunity to develop and practice behaviors needed to establish and maintain positive peer social interactions, with the support of group facilitators.
Mentor: One-on-one support in controlled and natural environments, facilitating an opportunity for more customized interventions than small group sessions can provide.