Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) Therapy
ABA uses the evidence-based principles of learning and behaviour to teach functional skills and decrease challenging behaviour. With over 40 years of research, it is a well established, evidence-based treatment for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
During therapy sessions, your child will work one-on-one with an ABA Therapist on goals across a few key areas of skill development. These key areas are identified through purposeful planning in collaboration with parents. Each skill is broken down and taught in small steps, ensuring that each child’s unique needs are addressed.
Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)
IBI is the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis in an intensive setting. During IBI sessions, your child will work one-on-one with an ABA Therapist on comprehensive programming across multiple areas of skill development. Children attend IBI for 15 to 40 hours per week.
Our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) is available to work one-on-one with parents to develop goals for their child, assess the child’s skills and challenges, and develop a plan to move forward. During sessions, parents are given support and coaching to empower them to continue implementing the plan.
Functional Behaviour Assessments determine the function – or root – of the challenging behaviour your child is exhibiting. We work to determine why it’s happening before diving in. After, we craft an effective, individualized behaviour support plan that focuses on reducing and preventing the challenging behaviour while teaching an alternative behaviour to replace it. Parents and professionals (such as the school team, etc.) are provided with coaching from our team to support them in implementing this plan.
Consultation services are available for families, school teams, and community agencies who are looking for support. They are available for the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior, skill assessments, goal development, toilet training, and more.
For those looking to learn more about ABA principles, how to manage challenging behaviour, or how to use ABA strategies to teach new skills to the children they work with, both private and group training is available.