Speech/Language Pathologists (SLP) provide comprehensive evaluations and treatment services for children with communication challenges including:
Occupational Therapists (OT) evaluate and treat children, focusing on both their strengths and deficits that impact participation in daily activities. Our team uses a relationship and play-based approach, promoting the fullest engagement for each child in sessions while addressing:
Physical Therapists provide evaluations and treatment for a wide range of pediatric gross motor deficits including:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior.
Behavior analysis helps us to understand:
ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.
All ABA services at Building Bridges are provided and/or supervised by a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Our team of psychologists will help you identify issues and understand the most effective programs and interventions to meet your child’s educational and therapeutic needs. In addition, they offer support for parents, siblings and other caregivers to manage their own concerns and anxieties in order to effectively balance and improve both family dynamics and your child’s success. We specialize in:
When mealtime is a source of constant worry, we can help. Building Bridges Occupational Therapists have specific training to use techniques to help your child feel safe while exploring food.
Our pediatric feeding specialties include:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) are communication methods used to supplement or replace speech for those with impairments in the production of spoken language. AAC is used by those with a wide range of speech and language challenges.
It is used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. People with severe speech or language problems rely on AAC to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional.
AAC methods include:
Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music to accomplish individualized goals. A Services are based on the individual needs of each client and their abilities, noting preferences, and priorities. Music is a great tool to increase and improve functional skills concerning adaptation and participation in real-life experiences. Plus, it's just fun! Music Therapy can enhance:
A good support system is essential for children managing autism, and other issues. The question is...who is supporting that support system?
The challenges are real for the entire family.
Our psychological team works not only with children managing their issues, but their parents and siblings who often feel guilty for needing time away, or expressing their feelings.
We're here to provide strategies for managing:
Our school-based professionals add an additional level of pediatric expertise to special education program teams across Michigan. Building Bridges' Special Education Service Providers bring the multidisciplinary resources and support of our pediatric clinic as essential tools in their toolbox to help students reach their goals, and improve academic success. Our on-site team includes:
Schools and/or School Districts interested in learning about how the Building Bridges School Services Team can support their special education team are welcome to contact our office at 734.454.0866.
When a parents is concerned that school is not meeting the needs of their child, they have the right to request an IEE (Independent Educational Evaluation).
Our Consulting Psychologist visits schools in order to to review the current IEP for their student, and make appropriate recommendations after:
A Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) refers to a group of assessment procedures that are used to help us understand the reason why problem behavior occurs, so that we can best provide/recommend intervention services. This is needed when a child has problem behavior that is interfering with his home, family or school life. If a parent or teacher do not know what else to do to for a child with behavioral challenges, we can help! An FBA may include, but is not limited to:
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