ASD Interventions & Behavioural Coaching
Our coaching team consists of registered psychologists and a board-certified behaviour analyst (BCBA).
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.
What Do We Do?
We offer evidence-based parent coaching and behaviour consultative services based in applied behaviour analysis (ABA) methods and principles. All therapies are customized to meet the needs of each learner and family.
For preschool-aged and school-aged children, we teach parents and care providers skills to help their child socially-communicate, 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.
Focused ABA Therapy
Our BCBA clinician offers brief, direct ABA therapy that is aimed at building foundational learning readiness skills, communication skills, play skills, and/or academic skills. Communication focused consultations are offered for learners who do not currently have an effective communication system, or for those who need support in expanding their communication repertoire (e.g., Functional Communication Training (FCT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Proloquo2Go).
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, including motivation to communicate. Depending on your child’s abilities, targeted skills may include communicative intent, initiating and responding to others.
Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)/Behavioural Skills Training Model
We develop family-centred and effective behaviour plans designed to understand the reason for challenging behaviour, teach alternative skills and behaviours and reduce the occurrence of challenging behaviours. Follow-up sessions are available after the initial training, particularly to help with the implementation of the PBS plans.