ABA in the GTA

Autism Behaviour Therapy

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About Us

ABA in the GTA Autism Behaviour Therapy provides Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Therapy services throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

  • ABA in the GTA is owned and operated by an Ontario Autism Program (OAP) approved provider.
  • Our Clinical Director, Julie Scher, brings over 10 years of expertise in autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst® (BCBA®). Explore our Clinical Director's website to learn more about her qualifications and experience.
  • Our clients are active partners in therapy, leading the way towards progress and success.

ABA in the GTA is a boutique-style business operating as a sole proprietorship. We stand out from larger companies by prioritizing quality over quantity and steering clear of a one-size-fits-all approach. Our personalized services and meticulous attention to detail distinguish us in the industry. At ABA in the GTA, we believe in curating the perfect team, uniquely tailored to each client, ensuring an individualized and personalized touch. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on forging meaningful relationships, we strive to make a significant impact in the lives of our valued clients throughout the GTA. We partner with our clients to achieve goals by focusing on their strengths, building new skills, and providing unwavering support every step of the way.

ABA Services

We offer tailored ABA solutions designed to address a wide range of academic, social, and behavioural goals. Whether you're seeking to improve communication skills, reduce interfering behaviours, foster social interactions, or enhance academic performance, ABA in the GTA is here to help. We specialize in utilizing proven ABA methods such as errorless teaching, prompting, prompt fading, chaining, differential reinforcement, shaping, Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), and positive reinforcement. To learn more about some of the ABA procedures we use, check out our blog post on ABA Terminology.

Home-Based and Community-Based Services

ABA in the GTA creates personalized ABA therapy programs in home and community settings. Our expert BCBA practitioner specializes in setting customized goals, closely tracking progress, and providing guidance to behaviour therapists to promote the best possible outcomes from our services.

Adaptive Behaviour Support

We address interfering behaviours by identifying their function and developing personalized plans to promote adaptive behaviour. Through pinpointing the function of these behaviours, our clients can receive the ABA support they need to meet their needs and achieve their goals.

Executive Functioning and Self Regulation

Executive functioning and self-regulation skills are crucial for daily living. We work with individuals on planning, organizing, prioritizing, and self-monitoring. We also support emotional regulation and adapting to changes in routine.

Social and Leisure Skills

Our aim is to foster important social skills such as turn-taking, sharing, and group participation to support individuals in navigating social situations and building meaningful friendships. Our ABA approach promotes confidence and enjoyment of social activities, helping our clients to thrive socially and emotionally.

Daily Living Skills

Practical daily living skills such as money management, cooking, shopping, organization, and transportation are a top priority at ABA in the GTA. We use ABA methods to teach these skills in the natural settings to ensure that they are relevant, practical, and meaningful.

Caregiver and Parent Coaching

We believe in working collaboratively with families to identify goals and develop personalized strategies to improve their loved one's adaptive behaviour and independent living skills. By partnering with us, we can achieve effective outcomes and enhance your family life together by using evidence-based ABA strategies.

Additional Services

Discover the specialized services we proudly offer at ABA in the GTA. Explore our additional services section to find the solutions designed to support your needs and goals.

BCBA® and RBT® Trainee Supervision

Our company offers supervision services at an affordable rate for trainees who are completing their fieldwork hours to become certified as a BCBA® or BCaBA® with the BACB®. We have developed a comprehensive program that is designed to help trainees meet the eligibility requirements for certification, while also providing them with the support and guidance they need to succeed.

Consultation

We offer brief consulation services to parents, educators, and/or healthcare professionals on topics relating to autism spectrum disorder. Session length may vary from 1 - 10 sessions depending on the needs of the individual/organization. Please note: Spaces are very limited. This service is subject to availability.

We Want to Hear Your Story

Call or email us so we can get to know you better. Schedule a Free 30-minute consultation to see how we can assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) is a needs-based government-funded program. This means that the funds you obtain varies on the extent of intervention your child or youth requires. The program provides various services and supports to families and individuals on the autism spectrum. Services and supports you may be eligible for include, foundational family services, caregiver-mediated early years programs, core clinical services, entry to school programs, and urgent response services. Click here to learn more about core clinical services and supports. To register for the OAP, your child or youth must meet certain criteria. For example, they need to be under the age of 18 and live in Ontario. Your child or youth will also require a written diagnosis of autism from a qualified professional.

AccessOAP is responsible for intake procedures and is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. The organization's primary objective is to help families access autism services throughout Ontario. Families can reach out to their AccessOAP Care Coordinator for assistance making informed decisions regarding funding.

Our Clinical Director, Julie Scher, is an approved OAP provider.

Therapy can take place in home or community-based settings, such as school or camp. We also offer virtual sessions.

The number of therapy hours needed is individualized and based on the unique needs of your child/youth. We provide both Comprehensive and Focused ABA services, ranging from 5-25 hours per week. Comprehensive ABA programs provide intensive therapy for several hours a day, several days a week, for an extended period of time. Focused ABA programs provide targeted intervention for specific areas and require less direct therapy and supervision time compared to comprehensive programs.

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that uses positive reinforcement to help individuals improve their communication, social, academic, and independent-living skills. It is a safe and effective treatment that teaches individuals helpful behaviours and reduces interfering behaviours that may pose a barrier to growth. Check out our blog on Today’s ABA to learn about our modern approach.

Your therapy team will consist of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®) who designs and monitors program effectiveness based on mutually agreed upon goals. Another crucial member of your team is the Behaviour Therapists (BT) who works directly with your child/youth each session. Once you agree to services, we will gather the perfect team to support you and your loved one.

The cost of an ABA program depends on the number of hours you and your loved one need. In general, you pay for the direct therapy by the Behaviour Therapist and Supervision fees for the BCBA® to monitor and update all aspects of the ABA program. Please contact us for a free 30-minute consultation so we can learn more about your situation.

Your BCBA® or BT will suggest materials that you should purchase to enhance progamming (e.g., language builder cards, etc).

 

Our Values

Welcome to our values section, where we share the principles and beliefs that guide us in providing exceptional care to our clients. Check out our blog on Today's ABA for more information about our values.

Trust

A part of our mission is to prioritize the well-being of our clients by providing safe, respectful, and dignified care. We understand that trust is crucial for effective therapy, and we are committed to creating a supportive environment where clients feel confident in our services. We aim to:

  • Foster inclusivity by establishing a secure and welcoming space for everyone.
  • Create an environment where individuals feel comfortable being themselves.

Empowerment

We believe in empowering our clients by fostering a culture of assent, where their input and consent are sought and respected throughout the therapy process, allowing them to take an active role in their own growth and development. We aim to:

  • Promote personal growth by emphasizing solutions instead of problems, and by providing opportunities to learn, develop, and succeed.
  • Encourage individuals to view challenges as opportunities for growth and provide resources and support to help achieve goals.

Respect

Our approach is grounded in the principles of respect and client-centeredness. We are committed to empowering our clients by respecting their bodily autonomy and encouraging a client-led approach, ensuring that their individual needs and preferences are always at the forefront of our services. We aim to:

  • Provide care that is grounded in the values of family-centeredness and evidence-based practice.
  • Employ solution-focused and strength-based methods to attain goals.
  • Create a secure and nurturing environment that prioritizes the physical, mental, and emotional safety of all who are part of it.

Fun

We place emphasis on building a positive rapport with our clients to create an inclusive and welcoming environment, where learning is effective, engaging, and fun. We aim to:

  • Take a client-led approach and incorporate motivating and fun activities that are personalized to the individual's interests and needs.
  • Build self-confidence and positive social connections by incorporating fun and engaging activities into therapy sessions while achieving therapy goals.

Next Steps

1. Free Consultation

Contact us for a free no obligation 30-minute consultation.

2. Choose Us

If you love what we have to offer, give us your preferred schedule to get the process of ABA therapy started.

3. We Build Your Team

We assemble the best possible team based on your location and schedule.

4. Start Services

This is the best part. Watch and take part in ABA therapy as skills develop.

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