Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is a popular intervention approach for individuals with disabilities, especially young children with autism-related disorders. The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.]
Buonora’s ABA therapy program, ABA with a Heart! can help:
- increase language and communication skills,
- improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics,
- decrease problem behaviors
Therapists have used ABA principles to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s. They have helped many kinds of learners gain different skills – from healthier lifestyles to learning a new language (APA.org, 2017).
Is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Buonora Centers offers occupational therapy to those 3 months and older. Our occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering
from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan (AOTA.org, 2019).
Our occupational therapists provide therapeutic services that align with occupational therapy principles and aid in the prevention of injury, illness, or disability.
Is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. Buonora Centers offers physical therapy to those 3 months and older. In an effort to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility and function to maximum ability, our physical therapists will focus on enhancing balance, movement and overall gross motor skills.
Provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. Buonora Centers offers speech-language therapy to those 6 months and older diagnosed with one of the following disorders:
- Speech Disorders occur when aperson has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is form of dis-fluency) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance.
- Language Disorders occur when person has trouble understanding others receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.
- Social Communication Disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling. All individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social communication problems. Social communication disorders are also found individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury.
- Cognitive-communication Disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital.
- Swallowing Disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury (ASHA.org, 2019).
Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.