Mission: The emerge center empowers children with autism and individuals with communication challenges to achieve independence through innovative and family-centered therapies.
Programs: Brshfs childrens developmental center encompasses the following programs therapeutic preschool, speech and language services, occupational therapy and behavioral services. We offer a number of inter-disciplinary services, while therapists and providers collaborate to achieve the best results for our clients and improve quality of life for families. Our therapeutic preschool provides multiple interventions, from a number of disciplines, under one roof. Nurturing professional staff work together and one-on-one with each child and family, to identify specific goals and develop a customized therapy plan for him or her, based on diagnosis, age, and skill level. This unique preschool format is aimed at helping each child to attend kindergarten ready to learn. Our speech and language services help children with speech and language deficits by building communication skills in a safe, healthy environment. Our supportive network of professional, licensed speech-language pathologists, along with their support team, are fully dedicated to listening to and learning from our children in order to find solutions to their speech and language problems. We provide evation and diagnosis, group speech-language classes, and individual speech therapy. Our occupational therapists work hand-in-hand with each child to develop their sensory-motor skilld, through individual and group therapy. Out behavioral analysis, which enables us to treat the whole child. Our team consists of licensed psychologists and board-certified analysts who provide evaluatins and diagnosis, behavior therapy, and parent and educator consultations.
audiology services for children and adults helping people with hearing loss live an active lifestyle is a core focus of our mission. We offer comprehensive hearing programs for both children and adults to help each paitent overcome the specific challenges that hearing loss presents. These programs are led by licensed audiologists with the highest degree credentials. Our audiologists provide evaluations and diagnosis, hearing aid, personal fm systems for school-aged children, cochlear implant troubleshooting, assisted learning devices, hearing aid maintenance and consultation and auditory process disorder testing.
emerge's behavioral health department specializes in treating behavioral difficulties in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and provide psychological and psycho-educational assessments. The assessment process includes, but is not limited to, testing for autism, adhd, intellectual disabilities, and learning disorders. Evaluations may include intellectual, achievement, and adaptive functioning assessments, specific diagnostic assessments, and functional behavioral assessments. Treatments include behavior therapy for problem behaviors, self-care deficits, mood/anxiety disorders, and anger management, as well as social skills training and feeding therapy. Consultative services for parents and schools are also available. A physician's referral is required to be treated by emerge's clinical psychologists. Referring pediatricians receive assessment results, and can receive additional documentation as requested pertaining to therapy. Family and teacher input is crucial to developing treatment plans based upon the child's strengths and needs. Our psychologists carefully develop treatment plans that coincide with behavioral functions while remaining practical for caregivers to implement. Once a treatment plan is formulated, a functional, assessment-driven intervention may be implemented while continuing to collect data and monitor progress. Teachers, therapists, and other caregivers may be asked to provide additional documentation during the course of treatment or at discharge. Treatment aids in improving a child's social, communicative, behavioral, emotional, and academic functioning, by providing him with tools to overcome life's daily challenges. The emerge center is unique, as we employ a multidisciplinary approach by offering a variety of services under one roof (i. E. , outpatient psychology, applied behavior analysis, speech therapy, occupational therapy). Thus, we are able to offer more robust treatment options for families. Our center provides additional value because we specifically treat children with developmental and behavioral disorders and their families. What we can provide to a child that other programs generally cannot is the blending of child psychology with other developmental and therapeutic services. It is our experience that children with language and developmental delays also frequently have behavioral difficulties stemming from their inability to communicate. This is why the emerge center offers psychological evaluations, behavior therapy, counseling, and consulting services which allows us to "treat the whole child" more completely and provide a true continuity of care here in baton rouge.