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To inquire about or register for a service, email autismprogram@hhsc.ca or call 905-521-2100 ext. 78972

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1:1 Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy

Behaviour Custom Life Skills

All 1:1 ABA therapy begins with a comprehensive assessment and custom behaviour plan to meet your child’s individual needs.  Program plans can focus on building skills like communication, toileting and play,  or reducing challenging behaviours like yelling, aggression, self-injury, etc.

Skill Building programs are provided by Autism Therapists.  Behaviour Reduction programs are provided by Behaviour Therapists who are Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).  All programming is overseen by a Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • LevelA,B,C
  • Includes
    • 1:1 ABA therapy includes assessment (during weeks 1 & 2)
    • Behaviour plan
    • 1:1 parent/caregiver training
    • 1:1 ABA therapy with child (during weeks 3-12)
    • Summary report
  • DateFlexible
  • Cost- 1:1 Building Skills: $2700 for 2 hours per week for 12 weeks
    - 1:1 Reducing Challenging Behaviours: $4500 for 4 hours per week for 12 weeks
    - Assessment and Observation are included in the Service Package
    - Additional treatment hours are available. Cost varies depending upon the service goal(s) identified

1:1 Speech Therapy Session

Communication

Following an assessment with a speech-language pathologist, this in-clinic therapy session offers practical strategies to promote your child’s speech and language development and social interactions.  You will learn to engage your child in motivating, enjoyable activities while using these strategies.  Resources and materials will be provided to support practice at home.

*Assessment to be completed with a Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre Speech-Language Pathologist prior to treatment sessions.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Specialized Service Packages
  • LevelB,C
  • Includes
    • 1 hour 1:1 speech therapy with child and caregiver
    • Resources and materials to support practice at home
    • Available in-person or virtually

     

     

  • DateFlexible
  • Cost$165 per session.

Beginning Social Skills – Preschool and Kindergarten

Behaviour Communication Play & Leisure Social

This group will help your child build social communication skills with peers, like initiating and responding to conversation, interactive play, and making verbal requests.  Parents will participate along with their child to help them respond and engage with their peers.  Facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from a Clinical Supervisor.

  • Age Group Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Group Programs
  • LevelA, B & C
  • Includes

    Eight 45-minute virtual sessions on Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:15am OR Thursdays from 9:30am-10:15am

  • DateWednesdays starting September 23rd to November 11th
    OR
    Thursdays starting September 24th to November 12th
  • CostNo Cost

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT)

Communication Play & Leisure Social

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) is a group-based program for kids 8-12 years old.  Participants learn and develop the skills needed to make and keep friends through role playing and activities.  Parents/Caregivers learn strategies to support their children as they develop these skills.  Facilitated by Autism Therapists with supervision from a Clinical Supervisor.

 

  • Age Group Grade 5-8
  • Service Type Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Group Programs
  • LevelC
  • Includes
    • Twelve 1.5-hour child group sessions
    • Twelve 1.5-hour parent/caregiver group sessions that run during child sessions
    • Summary report
    • Available in-person
  • DateWednesdays from 4:30pm-6:00pm
    Starting September 23rd to December 9th
  • CostNo cost

Circle Time

Communication Play & Leisure Social

Join us for songs and stories that will help children practice a variety of skills necessary for successful participation in school virtually or in person.  Parent/Caregiver assistance will be required.

  • Age Group Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Group Programs
  • LevelA, B & C
  • Includes

    Six 30-minute virtual sessions from 10:00am-10:30am

  • DateLevel A or B - Tuesdays starting September 22nd to October 27th
    Level B or C - Wednesdays starting September 23rd to October 28th
  • CostNo Cost

Clinic Appointment

Behaviour Communication Life Skills Play & Leisure Social

Meet with a clinician to address a concern about your child’s behaviour or discuss a specific skill you’d like your child to develop.  You will receive individualized tips and strategies for building skills and reducing challenging behaviours.

  • Age Group Grade 1-4, Grade 5-8, Highschool, Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Service Type Consultation
  • LevelA, B, C
  • Includes

    1-hour appointment, available in-person or virtually.

  • DateFlexible
  • CostNo cost