Services

Services are offered in both French and English across the region of Greater Sudbury and surrounding areas.

Your child is unique.  Required ABA supports vary according to the individual child and family’s needs. Behavioural services are individualized, flexible and responsive to supporting children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.

 

Individual ABA services are available to expand the client’s repertoire and address needs across various domains:

  1. Social/interpersonal skills

  2. Communication skills

  3. Play and leisure

  4. Cognitive functions

  5. School readiness

  6. Adaptive skills

  7. Self-regulation

  8. Challenging behaviour

Services are tailored to overcome possible barriers to achieve realistic, practical goals using a team approach.   

(2 - 10 hours)

Behavioural Consultations involve providing general recommendations of ABA strategies, established and implemented by the caregiver which can include;

  • Informal data gathering, interview, observation of child  

  • Parent Training/Support of ABA strategies 

(10 - 15 hours)

A comprehensive assessment is a tool to obtain information about when and where the problematic behaviour is occurring in order to identify strengths, needs and the function of target behaviour(s); 

  • Interview with family and caregivers

  • child’s strengths and needs, personal history, contextual factors

  • data collection of  target observable and measurable target behaviour (A-B-C)

  • direct observation of child, events,  situations and variables in the environment (to identify triggers, antecedents and consequences)

  • This can include several types of assessment; ABLLS, ISSCA, etc…

 

The report will include:

  • Background information

  • Visual display of results (gragh of data collected)

  • Identification of the function of behaviour and replacement behaviours for development

  • Skill deficits to be addressed

  • Evidence based recommendations for positive interventions

 

By understanding relationships between the environment and the challenging behaviors, the assumption is that we can develop plans of behavioral support. Behavior plans based on an FBA will be more effective and efficient, and will produce broader change in the lifestyle of the individual with problem behaviors (O'Neill et al, 1997). 

(2 - 20 hours per week)

Intervention procedures are detailed and descriptive ABA approaches to building the repertoire of skills and reducing problematic behaviour.  The caregiver is provided with Hands-on, Intensive training in order to attain positive outcomes and foster generalization. Ongoing evaluation and monitoring of mastery criteria is included.

A Behaviour Intervention Plan includes rationale for intervention, behavioural definition, treatment procedures, measurable objectives and evaluation criteria, risks and benefits, and a descriptive plan for progress review.

Behavioural intervention can include;

  • collect and graphically display data

  • written plan with measurable targets (based on FBA)

  • Modality and type of intervention (amount and duration)

  • support with delivery  of intervention

  • Progress review and evaluation

  • Ongoing monitoring

  • Direct parent involvement (Behaviour Skills Training)

Families are an integral component of positive outcomes of Intervention for their child.  Caregivers are the most reliable source of input in identifying strengths, needs and possible barriers for attainable goals.  

Family supports include, but are not limited to, parent training of principles and application of ABA in the home, providing opportunities to teach new skills with direct instruction (Behaviour Skills Training), generalization of skills across several settings (home, school and community).

 

  • Parent Training of general strategies and principles of ABA.

  • Parent/mediator intervention: caregivers are provided with opportunities to teach their child new skills with direct coaching from the Behaviour Analyst; a “hands-on” approach using Behaviour Skills Training (Instruct, Model, Practice, Feedback)

  • Generalization of skill building and/or behaviour reduction intervention:  new skill is practiced and mastered in various situations, with different mediators and with a wide range of selected materials.

 

Hourly fee: $75.00

Professional Service Fees include all indirect activities BCBA supervision, travel, dictating reports, analysis of data collection, assessment and monitoring and on-going evaluation.

PEERS

The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills is social skills training for adolescents in grades 7 to 12 (age 12 to 18).  It is a 14 week evidence-based group intervention for teens interesting in learning methods to make and keep friends. During each session, participants are provided with role play and real play social activities with their peers. A parent component can be included where the parent participates in separate concurrent sessions. Parents are encouraged to provide feedback through coaching during weekly social activities at home. 

Sexuality

A socio-sexual program for adolescents (ages 12 to 18) with ASD.  Based on Dr Isabelle Héneault’s 12 to 16 week relationship and sexual education program. The goal of the intervention is to provide a structure for appropriate sexual behaviour and offer opportunities for learning. The long term goal is to allow participants to experience social integration, healthy sexuality and access an enriching quality of life.   

6 to 12 participants per group.

Group rate: $40.00 per participant

As caregivers, parents are responsible for helping their child learn and develop by guiding them and teaching them skills and behaviors that will help them in everyday life. Research indicates that ABA parent training is an essential piece of any treatment plan when working with children and adolescents. Ensuring high quality ABA in the home can seem like a challenging task, this workshop will be providing Evidence Based information on how to provide the best ABA treatment collaboratively with your service provider to improve outcomes for your child. 

 

These topics will be covered; What is ABA?, Evidence Based Treatment, Antecedent Strategies. Functions of behaviour, Reinforcement and Punishment, Functional Communication, Data collection, 7 dimensions of ABA, Guidelines for choosing a provider and Quality indicators.

A 12 week course (42 hours class time) developed as a primer for school consultants/teachers/paraprofessionals and support staff. This course is designed to improve the effectiveness of applying ABA strategies in order to better support teachers, consultants, parents, and staff regarding the learning and behaviour of children and adolescents with autism. 

 

Course objectives

  • Participants will demonstrate a greater understanding of ABA (as measured by pre-post tests).

  • Participants will feel more confident in translating their knowledge into practice.

  • Participants will rate their ABA-related performance higher, as measured by self monitoring.

  • Participants will experience acceptance and appreciation regarding their use of ABA.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • Session 1:  Definition, Key Concepts, Alternatives, History

  • Session 2:  Behavioural Objectives

  • Session 3:  Collecting Data

  • Session 4:  Graphing Data

  • Session 5:  Single-Subject Designs

  • Session 6:  Developing Hypotheses (Functional Assessment and Analysis)

  • Session 7:  Antecedent Control Strategies

  • Session 8:  Consequences That Increase Behaviour

  • Session 9:  Consequences That Decrease Behaviour

  • Session 10: Generalizing Behaviour Change

  • Session 11: The Self-Management Of Behaviour

  • Session 12:  Ethics; Putting It All Together & Responsible Use Of ABA

Parents play important roles in the sex education of their children. Every day, they serve as models while also conveying values and beliefs (Kirby, 2001). Moreover, discussions give parents an opportunity to share knowledge, communicate expectations and concerns (Lefkowitz and Stoppa, 2006), as well as set boundaries and healthy limits related to their adolescents’ sexuality. It is reassuring for teens to know there are trusting adults to support, guide and  act as a non judgemental sources of information and education.  

The goal of this workshop is to provide parents the information needed to support a structure for appropriate sexual behaviour and offer opportunities for teaching their teens social integration and healthy sexuality. Parents will be provided with concrete examples and a set of practice exercises to support the direct teaching of sexuality.  This is a 6 hour workshop offered in English. French resources available upon request.  

Content of Parent Sexuality Workshop 

Talking with your teen

Myths and false beliefs 

Facts on ASD and Sexuality 

Love and friendship, communication, social skills, emotions

What is sex?

Consent 

Teaching and Intervention strategies 

Direct modelling, role Play, social stories

Online safety

Responding to inappropriate sexual behaviours

Positive outcomes from Sexuality groups

 

One to one 30 minute sessions are available on the following day of the workshop. Brainstorming ABA strategies and sexuality with families on an individual basis.  Parents should come prepared with their questions and concerns. If further evaluation is needed for clinical treatment, parents are encouraged to contact an ABA service provider.  

References and Curriculum Vitae shared upon request.

Available evenings, weekends and anytime over the summer months.

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