Consultation

A Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will consult directly with you. Consultations provide focused services to ensure meaningful goals are identified and taught in the learner’s natural environment. These consultations will often include a large parent training component and some one-to-one time with the learner. It is important for parents to learn ABA strategies specific to their learner's needs, as well as general ABA principles.

COVID-19 Update: Consultations via Telehealth are available.

One-to-One ABA Therapy

We provide focused and comprehensive services to create effective home and community based ABA programs for learners of all ages. An ABA therapist will work with the learner in home or community locations. Centre-based options are also available. All programs include initial and ongoing behaviour/skills assessments, individualized programs implemented by an ABA Therapist, and on-going supervision by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

COVID-19 Update: One-to-one sessions via Telehealth are available.

Dyad and Group ABA Therapy

Some skills are better taught and practiced in a group setting. When we have clients with similar goals and interests, we can arrange dyad and small group sessions, typically run in centre. If you would like to inquire about our current dyads/groups, we'd love to see if your learner would be a good fit to join in. The more the merrier! We offer wide range of groups, run by an ABA Therapist and supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Winter/Spring 2021 Groups in Waterloo

We are excited to announce that plans for winter services have begun! We have been hard at work determining how we can safely and effectively return to providing dyad and group ABA services. Our slow return to in-person services has gone smoother than we ever could have hoped, thanks to everyone's patience and cooperation as we adapt to the many new policies and procedures designed to keep everyone safe. We are confident that we can continue on this trajectory to reintroduce in-person group services, as well as continue to explore various virtual options.

Most groups are capped at 2-4 participants, so spots are limited. Click 'Register Now' to fill out an intake form for more information.

Here are some of the groups we are offering in 2021:

After School Crew: Targeting age-appropriate conversation skills and social skills, with an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) component to increase psychological flexibility. Your child will practice conversation skills, flexible thinking and social-emotional literacy using the AIM curriculum, perspective taking, and social problem solving skills.

  • Who: teens in grades 9-12
  • When: Mondays 5:45-6:45pm (1 hour)
  • January 4 - June 21 (22 weeks - no group Family Day, March Break, or Victoria Day)
  • Where: virtual (Google Meet)
  • Bring: N/A
  • Group Leader: Jennie Di Girolamo

Conversation Crew: Targeting age-appropriate conversation skills and social skills, with video modelling components. An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) component may also be included to increase psychological flexibility. Your child will practice attending to group instructions, conversation skills, perspective taking and social problem solving skills.

  • Who: children in grades 1-3
  • When: Thursdays 4:00-5:00 (1 hour)
  • January 7 - June 24 (24 weeks - no group March Break)
  • Where: virtual (Google Meet)
  • Bring: N/A
  • Group Leader: Laura Rutty
  • Who: children in grades 3-5
  • When: Wednesdays 3:45-5:45 (2 hours)
  • January 6 - June 23 (24 weeks - no group March Break)
  • Where: L3 - 30 Dupont Street East, Waterloo
  • Bring: something to eat during snack time (nut-free)
  • Group Leader: Taylor Sharp

Developmental Dyads: Targeting developmentally appropriate goals that are shared between learners. Your child will be paired with another learner with similar goals and interests to work on programs designed to teach new skills in a 2:1 setting. If this is something you might be interested in, complete an intake form and we can try to put together a peer match.

Learn to Play Developmental Play Group: Targeting group learning, play and social skills, with video modelling components.

  • TBD

Ready, Set, School: Targeting classroom routines, play and social skills, with Direct Instruction and video modelling components. Your child will practice attending to group instructions, conversation skills and functional communication, cooperative play, following classroom routines, and social problem solving skills.

  • Who: children in grades SK-2
  • When: Wednesdays 8:45-12:15 (3.5 hours)
  • January 6 - June 23 (24 weeks - no group March Break)
  • Where: L3 - 30 Dupont Street East, Waterloo
  • Bring: something to eat during snack time (nut-free)
  • Group Leader: Taylor Sharp

Teaching Teamwork: Targeting group work, cooperative skills, and social skills, with an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) component to increase psychological flexibility. Your child will practice conversation skills, flexible thinking and social-emotional literacy using the AIM curriculum, social problem solving skills, and working in small groups and pairs.

  • Who: children in grades 4-6
  • When: Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 (2 hours)
  • January 5 - June 22 (24 weeks - no group March Break)
  • Where: L3 - 30 Dupont Street East, Waterloo
  • Bring: something to eat during snack time (nut-free)
  • Group Leader: Taylor Sharp

Placements and BCBA Supervision

Co-op placements are available for college students enrolled in Autism and Behavioural Science programs. BCBA supervision and practicum placements are also available for Masters-level students and professionals working in the field.

COVID-19 Update: Supervision via Telehealth is available.

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