Bloom

The Bloom Program

The Bloom Program is a full-time (five days-a-week), therapeutic program for children ages 3-5 with Autism Spectrum Disorder that incorporates speech therapy (group and individual), occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis throughout the day. Bloom is a year-round program, beginning in August, with behaviorally focused therapies designed to help children increase social skills and effective communication. Children in Bloom work on skills both in a large group of students and individually to maximize learning and growth during the program. Bloom is a tuition-based program with therapeutic services billed to insurance and/or Medicaid.

What Makes Bloom Unique?

  • Integrates speech therapy, occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis throughout a child’s day
  • Use of individual, small group and large group therapy
  • Use of behaviorally focused therapies designed to help children increase social skills and effective communication
  • Focused practice on transitions between activities with the support of a behavioral protocol, sensory motor strategies, and visual/language aids
  • Mealtime challenges bring opportunity for learning, socialization goals, and increase food acceptance
  • Guided centers with transdisciplinary collaboration
  • Motor lab and Music and Movement with occupational therapy focus and support
  • Weekly team meetings with all therapists on child’s team

Application Process

The application period occurs in the spring of each year. Applications will be posted in this page in January. Children must be NO older than 5 on or before September 30 of the current school year. A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is required for admittance into Bloom.

For more information, please contact our CDC Coordinator, Lauren Shaw, at lblanchard@emergela.org.

Scholarships

Bloom is a tuition based program. There are a limited number of scholarships available each year. After completing the Bloom application, you will receive information on how to apply for financial aid.

Please note that tuition does not cover the cost of co-pays, deductibles, etc.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students: Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation doing business as The Emerge Center school admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, and religion.