An individualized assessment and service plan that incorporates the parent’s goals for their child. The individualized assessment and service plan will be overseen by ACT’s Clinical Supervisor with input from ACT’s senior therapist.
Individualized Evidence Based Therapies
ACT Learning Centre provides evidence-based, innovative, and leading-edge assessment and intervention for children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays or developmental disabilities. Located in Ottawa, therapies are offered by our experienced therapists either at our clinic or in your home.
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based practice which implements interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It uses a set of principles based on the science of behaviour to produce meaningful change in behaviour.
ABA therapy teaches children a multitude of skills including communication, cognition, pre-academics, play skills, joint attention, social skills, and independent self-help skills like dressing, feeding and toileting. ABA therapy aims to replace challenging behaviours by teaching the individual behaviours that prove to be more socially appropriate.
Strategies that are based in ABA included discrete trail teaching (DTT), incidental teaching or natural environment training (NET), the verbal behaviour approach to language and early childhood interventions like the Early Start Denver Model. Our Behaviour Therapists use ABA to assist children and youth in developing skills in the areas of language and communication, play, joint attention, activities of daily living, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and behaviour.
What Does an ABA Program Look Like?
A typical ABA program is delivered less than 20 hours per week, depending on the needs and goals of the individual child. ABA is used to target specific skills and tends to focus on 1 or 2 main goals identified by parents and the clinician as a priority for intervention.
ACT’s ABA Services
Through ACT Learning Centre’s ABA program, you will receive:
The team at ACT Learning Centre is comprised of dedicated therapists with unique backgrounds and specialties. Our therapists collaborate with the families and each other to create a hybrid model using speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, developmental therapies and ABA therapy, depending on the needs and diagnosis of each client. All of ACT’s services are offered in both French and English.
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