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ABA THERAPY FOR AUTISM

OAP APPROVED

When you sign up for ABA Therapy, there are 4 steps of the process:


• STEP 1: Meet your ABA Therapist!

You will begin with a one hour pairing session with your ABA Therapist. It is during this time that the therapist will become your child's best friend! The therapist should be the 'giver of all good things', and your child will soon be running to greet them at the door! Once the clinician has built adequate rapport with your child, and the program has been created by the BCBA, they will pass it on to the ABA Therapist to begin running the therapy sessions.(Typically 6 hours a week)

• STEP 2: Meet your BCBA! (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst)

This will be a one hour behaviour consultation with you, your child, and the BCBA to assess your child's individual needs.

• STEP 2: (BCBA) Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Programming

The BCBA will take the results of the assessment and create a program that is unique, and specific goals catered to your child's needs. This includes the time for joint collaboration between the BCBA and the ABA Therapist about your child’s goals.

• STEP 4: Monthly Supervision from BCBA

Once a month, your BCBA will reach out to you to arrange a Zoom visit where she will supervise your ABA Therapy. During this time, she will determine whether any changes need to be made to the existing programming.

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As per Ontario Autism Program (OAP) service provisions and in collaboration with OAP professionals we will ensure families are key partners in the assessment, goal-setting and intervention planning process for their child.


The Speech Associates provides ABA Therapy that is individualized for Autism Spectrum Disorder based on the functional needs of the child and the family. Our therapy methods are directed towards helping each individual to increase their overall independence and improve their quality of life. We also provide education, training, treatment, and consultation services to private schools, agencies, and individual families.

Types of Goals Targeted in ABA

Behavioural services and supports are intervention services that are evidence-based, supported by research. ABA uses methods based on scientific principles of learning and behaviour to help with goals such as:

  • Toileting Skills - Wipe and Pull Up Program
  • Picky Eating and Feeding
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Social Communication
  • Reducing Problem Behaviours (agression, hitting, biting, etc.)
  • Sharing, Eye Contact, Greeting
  • Transitioning Between Activites
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Functional Play
  • Pointing
  • Responding to Name
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Following Directions
  • Answering Questions

The Speech Associates team provides accessible, comprehensive and family centered ABA therapy services in homes, schools and daycare facilities across Ontario. Our in-home applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapy for children with Autism consists of highly flexible and functional programs that replace or supplement centre based care. In-home therapy also facilitates parent/caregiver training, a necessary component of any ABA program.


In-home ABA therapy provides the ideal setting for teaching children with ASD daily living and household skills, as it allows the applied behaviour analyst to implement interventions in the setting where the behaviour will take place. ABA therapy may be most effective when taught in a natural environment instead of a simulated one. Many applied behaviour analysts find that providing in-home therapy to children with autism facilitates learning and decreases undesirable behaviors because the ABA services are delivered in an atmosphere the child finds safe, familiar, and non-threatening.


ABA interventions are based on scientific research and the direct observation and measurement of behaviour and the environment. This ensures that programs are developed, monitored by our BCBAs on an ongoing basis and refined based on objective rather than subjective information.


CLINICALLY APPROPRIATE AND SUPERVISED

Services will be clinically appropriate based on the child’s needs.

Services will include clinical supervision by: Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D) with experience supervising the delivery of ABA-based services and supports for children diagnosed with ASD.

Our experienced therapists offer ABA therapy services for autism in the following locations: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Ajax, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Woodbridge, Milton, Oakville, Hamilton, St. Catharines, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Contact Speech Associates to find out how our ABA therapists can help.

For more information contact our main office at: 416-967-7325

or email us at: info@speechassociates.ca