I began my role as an ABA therapist with Skybound Therapies in May 2015, working with children and adolescents’ with autism and related conditions in West Wales. I began to work towards my Registered Behaviour Technician qualification, completing 40 hours of theory training and was due to have my competency assessment observation session on the 7th October….
Skybound Therapies provide specialist services for children, adolescents and adults across the UK, Europe and further afield. Our team possess a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience and offer a variety of professional and client focused services to many families, schools, organisations and individuals.
We work together as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team at Skybound Therapies combining Applied Behaviour Analysis, Positive Behaviour Support, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Social Skills.
We believe in providing quality interventions that make a real difference to the lives of the people we work with, our primary focus is on increasing functional skills and therefore decreasing inappropriate or challenging behaviours.
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Tolerating Medical Procedures
Academic skills including Organisation and Handwriting
Independent Living Skills
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Pica (eating non edible items)
Some of the Skybound Therapies team are affected by disabilities within their families and we understand the need to work closely with families to empower everyone involved.
We believe that there is every reason to be optimistic about an individual’s future, with the right interventions anything is possible. We have high expectations of what each individual is capable of and we truly believe that given the necessary support, anybody can Reach for the Sky, One Step at a Time.
At Skybound Therapies, we believe in providing quality therapies that make a real difference. All of our staff participate in regular training and professional development in order to ensure that they can provide the most up to date techniques available.
We can provide any of our therapies in isolation, or in any combination that is required. These therapies can be delivered in the Skybound Therapy Centre, in the client’s home or schools.
Skybound Applied Behaviour Analysis is the science of human behaviour. It consists of scientific principles which explain how people learn behaviours and skills. The principles of ABA can be applied to teach any socially significant behaviour, such as toileting, communication, academic skills, social skills, community skills and many others. The science can also be applied to reduce behaviours that challenge, for example: aggression, property destruction, self-injury, feeding and sleep issues.
The staff that work as part of our team of ABA practitioners all have or are working towards recognised qualifications in ABA. These include Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analysts and Registered Behaviour Technicians.
Skybound Positive Behaviour Support is our service which specialises in those individuals who display moderate to severe behaviours that challenge. Our experienced team of specialists work with the individual, their family and carers to assess the behaviours that challenge and develop intervention plans that focus on developing positive relationships, functional replacement skills and coping strategies.
One off assessments and intervention plans or regular training and support can be provided. We have also teamed up with DeEscalate to broaden the range of services we can provide to include safe deescalation strategies.
Skybound Occupational Therapy focus on supporting individuals with motor and/or sensory issues. We assist individuals with coordination disorders, sensory processing disorders, hypermobility, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, autism and other conditions.
As part of our assessment we will look at the basic functions and barriers to achieving everyday occupations in home/school and decide upon the best course of treatment in order for maximum occupational performance.
Skybound Speech and Language Therapy provide an evidence-based service that anticipate and respond to the needs of individuals who experience speech, language, communication, or feeding/swallowing difficulties
Our team strive to provide a thorough assessment and detailed observation of each individual, to enable us to provide you with a bespoke package of interventions to develop functional communication, speech and language skills.
We also have a passion for addressing feeding issues and increasing the number and range of foods within an individual’s diet ensuring that we focus on the child’s health and wellbeing, the child’s inclusion in social routines and the wellbeing of the family.
Our individualised services are offered at our centre in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and throughout the UK and Europe. We travel to homes, schools, organisations and recreational areas suited to the individual’s needs to carry out assessments, consults and training.
Our Intensive programs consist of 5 days in our purpose built centre in Pembrokeshire. Shorter intensive programs are available if required. Our intensive courses can consist of Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Behaviour Analysis or the program can be individually tailored for the disciplines of your choice.
The Intensive programs start at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm. During the intensive, your child is thoroughly assessed and a detailed program is developed. Training is provided to all who have attended the Intensive with your child. At the end of the intensive we provide you with a detailed written program report to take home with you. Ongoing support can be provided following your Intensive.
Our teams of specialists can conduct in depth assessments of an individual’s strengths and needs using standardised and non-standardised assessments and detailed observations. We can complete these assessments as a multidisciplinary team, or in any combination, or individually.
Our occupational therapy team can assess handwriting, motor skills, activities of daily living, visual perception, balance and coordination, sensory processing and many more.
Our speech therapists are specialists at assessing language, communication, articulation, oral motor and feeding skills.
Our ABA team use numerous assessments to provide detailed information on an individuals strengths and deficits.
Our social skills specialist conducts in depth assessments on how an individual functions within the social environment and the intricate skills that they may need to learn.
We offer a small number of places for supervision for individuals who are working towards taking the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst exam. This supervision usually consists of a mix of individual and group supervisions and is a mix of onsite and Skype sessions.
We provide consultancy services across the UK and abroad. Our behaviour analysts, social skills consults, occupational therapist and speech therapist travel regularly to provide consultancy to families, schools, respite centres and adult provisions.
Each case is dealt with individually to develop a plan for consultancy services that will best meet the needs of those requiring the service.
We currently provide our consultancy services in Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and Belgium
We provide open training courses at the Skybound Therapy Centre. We also provide training to schools, respite provisions and parent groups.
SKYBOUND THERAPY CENTRE
The Skybound Therapy Centre is based in the heart of West Wales, just off the A40 before Haverfordwest. The Centre is located down a long quiet country lane on a working beef farm. The Therapy Centre is self-contained, with therapy room, office, fully functioning kitchen, shower room, store room and secure garden.
At the Centre we provide services for local clients, as well as clients who travel to us from all over the UK and abroad. For visitors to the Skybound Therapy Centre, we can provide recommendations and discounted rates at local holiday accommodation. There is a variety of accommodation types available close to the Centre, including a holiday village, caravan parks, holiday cottages and log cabins.
Many clients like to combine visits to the Centre with exploring the local beaches, amenities and attractions.
Our team consists of passionate and experienced people, who love what they do and always look forward to face new challenges. We have our therapy teams providing our Therapy Services and our Office team providing support, administration and client engagement.
We regularly run Workshops and Courses as well as presenting or participating at a number of external events.
Eastern Caribbean Cruise for Developmental Disabilities
Date: 18-24 March 2017
TalkTools Presenters: Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP & Risca Solomon, MS, BCBA
Where: 7 Nights Round Trip departing Miami, Florida
Agenda: Renee Roy Hill, MS, CCC-SLP & Risca Solomon, MSc, BCBA were invited by Rosalie’s Cruises & Tours for this 7 Nights Round Trip departing Miami, FL, March 18-24.
Ella Kinder, who has been doing TalkTools Therapy since she was a toddler, and her mom Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder will be speaking too.
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This book recently arrived at our centre, after a recommendation by Kelly Taylor, BCABA. It has lots of lovely ideas, but we were truely blown away to discover that Skybound is listed in the resources section of the book! https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=s1GxCgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_atb#v=onepage&q&f=false
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