Our Services are:
Verbal Behavior Program
After an assessment is conducted, an individualized in-home program is developed consisting of one-to-one teaching from a developmental therapist. Ongoing supervision and monitoring as well as program updates are done by one of our behavior analysts at least twice a month. Each program consists of goals focused on communication, social skills, appropriate behavior and generalization of these skills into the natural environment.
Promotes and contrives situations for your child to acquire and practice appropriate classroom behaviors consisting of, but not limited to, setting transitions, social skills, independent work, following directions given by the teacher and peer interaction.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or Associate Behavior Analyst providing hands-on feedback to parents on how to manage their child’s behavior.
Behavior Management Plan
Provided to family, friends and schoolteachers of a child who engages in problematic behavior. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Associate Behavior Analyst will conduct an assessment and develop a plan based on the function of the problem behavior.
Natural Environment Teaching (NET)
Involves a developmental therapist role-modeling to a parent on how to promote language that their child does not use spontaneously. This is incorporated into the Verbal Behavior Program to be sure that the children are generalizing the new skills they are acquiring outside of the usual therapy session.
Social Skills Group
An opportunity to teach appropriate social interaction such as pretend play, turn taking, imitation and preschool activities among peers. A group can include 2-4 children coming together in a home or community setting.
Precise shaping procedures are implemented to promote the consumption of less preferred foods that are typically avoided by a child.
Parents will learn how to promote fading the use of diapers and getting their children on a regular toileting schedule.
Extended Day Program
Blossoming Minds is designed specifically to offer children with developmental disabilities year round, intensive instruction using scientifically based teaching techniques as well as typical peer role models. Each program is tailored to fit individual needs so that the child may acquire all the skills necessary to succeed in their natural environment.
Outings are scheduled where therapists target social skills and promote appropriate behavior in unfamiliar public settings. Some of our outings consist of bowling, indoor playgrounds, parks, etc.
Our camps run during most public school holiday closures. Your child will encounter daily fun indoor and outdoor activities alongside typical peers as well as a detailed academic program. Our low staff to child ratio will allow us to meet specific needs of your child during their entire program day.
Parents Night Out
DIS staff volunteers their time to care for clients on a predetermined evening. This allows families to spend quality time with each other while their child/children are cared for by staff familiar with their needs and special care.