Behaviour modification is the therapeutic process of changing behaviour over the long term using various motivational techniques. It has the ultimate goal of replacing less desirable behaviours with more positive or desirable behaviours.
At Widad we use proactive behaviour modification and interventions, which avoid the use of negative consequences. We believe that to reduce an inappropriate behaviour, an appropriate behaviour must be taught. We use positive programming, where we teach the child new and appropriate skills.
Each child receives a comprehensive assessment during the first 21 days, which allows us to get to know each child. Following a team discussion with the family a treatment plan is put in place.
Forms of intervention are:
- Systematic teaching of social skills
- Social decision making /problem solving skills
- Decreasing undesirable behaviour
- Developing friendships (social interactions)
- Developing school skills like academic performance, classroom behaviour and peer relationship.
Skills and Focus Areas
- Language Development
- Expressive Communication
- Oral Motor Skills
- Feeding and Chewing
- Non-Verbal Communication
- Social Thinking
- Use of AAC
- Social Skills
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent