Cognitive & Behaviour Therapy

Cognition and behaviour are two important aspects in the functionality of every human. Their roles are key because of the influence they have on an individual’s perceived outlook on life.

Cognition refers to the mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension. These processes include thinking, memory, problem solving, language, imagination, perception and planning. This essentially relates to the input and storage of information and how that information is then used to guide ones behavior.

Behaviour on the other hand refers to a person’s reaction or response to a perceived action or behavior. Behaviour therapy therefore helps an individual develop life skills which in turn build or improve their ability to respond to challenging circumstances or situations in a more effective, appropriate and acceptable manner.

At LBA, we have a host of trained and certified psychologists such as developmental psychologist, clinical psychologist and graduate psychologists with quality experience working with children and adolescents with different developmental disorders.

In the Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy faculty, we address a wide range of mental functioning and behavior patterns such as:

A. Mental Functioning

  • Executive functioning; memory (short and long term), planning and organizing.
  • Attention and concentration
  • Perception
  • Learning ; imitation
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding of Concepts etc

B. Behaviour Patterns

  • Tantrum
  • Trauma
  • Compliance and cooperation
  • Anxiety (fear, phobias, OCD)
  • Childhood depression
  • Adjustment to life events (divorce, domestic violence etc)
  • General behavioural management,
  • Repetitive behaviours (e.g. trichotillomania and skin picking)
  • Tics and amidst others

Furthermore, our services also cover areas such as social skill, play engagement, sensory enrichment therapy (SET), independent living, transitioning etc.

Our Approaches

In carrying out therapy as we work on the above named areas of intervention, we adopt evidence-based practices such as Functional Behavior Assessment, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Teaching, Cognitive behaviour therapy (CTB), Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for child and adolescent, Narrative therapy, ERPT (Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy), Systematic Desensitization, TEACCH, Habit Reversal Therapy, Behavioural activation, Modelling and Reinforcement, amidst others.

Our services are beneficial to children/individuals with developmental delay, behavioural disorders and other childhood psychological disorders such as;

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Mood disorders
  • OCD and OCD – like behaviours
  • Childhood Eating Disorders, etc

Our services aim at not just equipping the child or individual alone, but also family members as social supports who work with the child at home or in school.