ASD Interventions & Behavioural Coaching

Our coaching team consists of registered psychologists.

Who Do We Work With?

We work with parents, care providers and children. We regularly collaborate and consult with other professionals (e.g., preschool teachers, speech-language pathologists, teachers, occupational therapists).

Where Do We Work?

We work in family homes, preschools (as permitted), in-office, and other settings (e.g., playground). We also regularly conduct services virtually.

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What Do We Do?

For preschool-aged and school-aged children, we provide coaching to parents and care providers in strategies to help their child communicate in social ways, socialize with their peers, play, reduce challenging behaviour and build self-care skills (e.g., toileting skills).

All sessions begin with an initial intake appointment to discuss client goals and priorities for services.

Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT)

Our PRT training is led by psychologists who are Level V PRT trainers (certified by Koegel Autism Consultants). Within play and daily routines, we teach parents the foundation skills of PRT, an evidence-based intervention for preschoolers with autism. ‘Pivotal’ areas are targeted – those that lead to gains in many other areas. Motivation to communicate is a ‘pivotal’ area for intervention. Depending on your child’s abilities, targeted skills may include communicating with intent (i.e. purpose), initiating requests, and responding to others. 

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

We develop family-centred and effective behaviour plans designed to understand the reason for challenging behaviour, teach skills and desired behaviors, and reduce the occurrence of challenging behaviours.