BST is an evidence-based approach to teaching new skills. BST can be used to teach a wide variety of skills including social skills, adaptive (self-help) skills, communication skills, play skills, assertiveness, and safety skills.
The process of BST involves 4 steps:
BST is often helpful to support children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism – ASD, ADHD, and ODD. Therapists can use BST to teach individuals a variety of skills including social communication and self-help skills.
BST can also be used for parent training. Particularly when children are young, it is important for parents to learn how to teach important skills to their child to promote their development. A few examples of skills that can be taught to parents using BST include:
BST recognizes that parents are our partners in helping their children learn and grow. By giving parents the skills and tools that they need to promote their child’s development, we hope the child’s day-to-day routines become learning opportunities.