Brightwork ABA Therapy
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Before beginning what may "look" like therapy, we will take the time to get to know you and your child. It is very important that we take this time to build our relationship, as all successes will flow from your child's positive relationship with his or her therapist.
The first sessions will be dedicated to playing, following your child's initial lead, and general enjoyment of whatever it is your child enjoys doing. As the friendship and trust develop, we will move into setting what we call "socially significant" goals for your child's achievement. This means that we will make all attempts to create goals that are relevant to his or her achievement of important skills that will serve to improve not only his or her functioning in the family and "world", but that also increase his or her enjoyment in life.
As therapy progresses, it will be helpful for you as a parent to be open to collaborating with your therapy team in regards to the best transition to therapy from other activities during the week, including how best to work in snack time and play breaks. Another activity that may be important to consider before the start of sessions is media time -- depending on your child's personality, you may need to help ensure a smooth transition to therapy time by shutting down media at least 30 min, prior to our visit, so that your child does not associate visits with removal of this potentially favorite activity. Alternatively, if you find this difficult to do, the therapist can help facilitate transitions away from media or preferred activities by first watching with or playing with your child for awhile before beginning other activities. If your child finds media especially enjoyable, we can work a few minutes of his or her favorite shows during break time or in between goals. Again, these are all small details that can be discussed on a case by case basis.
Any concerns about how sessions will begin, or will be run, can be discussed openly with us at any time! We will work together to determine the right schedule and flow for your child.