When you walk into Thrive, you understand why we are so passionate and excited about the model and program we have built and continue to build. Thrive is a place where kids are shown the incredible things they are capable of, are celebrated for their individuality and are appreciated for their continued efforts as they work towards their goals. A place for the finger paint artists, the bubble enthusiast, the train lovers and the budding chef. But, above all a place where everyone is heard and given space to express themselves. Our collaborative model of BCBA's, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Registered Behavior Technicians gives way to programs that work together incorporating best practices from each discipline. Our model builds a community of champions around each of our clients and endless support to amazing staff.
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a scientifically validated approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. At Thrive we lean toward a play based model of ABA intervention, utilizing positive behavior interventions. We also utilize PRT, DTT, DIR and Floortime as needed for each client.
Speech therapy is a multi-faceted therapy that includes everything from articulation to the use of an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) devices and everything in between. At Thrive, our therapists work diligently to promote each clients most meaningful form of communication and closing the gaps in their development.
Our Occupational Therapists (OT’s) use play and activities to engage and improve skills necessary for a satisfying and independent life. These areas include: engaging in play, social interactions, academics, recreation and self-help skills. We also focus on motor planning and sequencing as these are the underpinnings for executive functioning, or the ability to execute a series of actions leading to a specific goal.
Many individuals on the autism spectrum need help in learning how to act in different types of social situations. Often times, the desire to interact with others is present, however the strategies are not. Our Social Skills groups are dedicated to working on skills that can help enhance participation in a group, build friendships and support overall happiness.