· Spectrum is pleased to provide 1:1 services for individuals aged 2-24.

· Services are conducted in our centre.

· A three-tiered model is used for our 1:1 programming, consisting of clinical supervision by a BCBA and a BCBA/BCaBA/or Senior Therapist, and therapy is delivered by registered behaviour technicians (RBTs)/ instructor therapists.

· Each learner has an individualized program that focuses on parent goals and priorities, and is reflective of clinical needs.

· Various assessment tools such as the following are used: the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), the VB-MAPP, the Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS), and the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires. These assessments help to guide our programming and to measure overall progress.

· The types of goals our programs include are drawn from broad domains such as: communication, social, play/leisure, behaviour reduction, school readiness, adaptive, cognitive, and vocational.

· Data is taken daily on programs, and adjustments to teaching protocols are made based on what the data reveals. Maintenance and generalization is built into all of our programs.

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Program: ABA/IBI (Applied Behaviour Analysis
Program details:

  • Minimum of three sessions per week

  • Children and young adults ages 2 to 22

  • Services are delivered in our centre

  • Curriculum consists of a variety of communication, social, adaptive, and behaviour goals

When it runs:

  • Monday to Friday – anywhere from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Session time is typically 3 hours

Program: Treatment of problem behaviour
Program details:

  • Appropriate for learners who demonstrate intensive and/or frequent problem behaviour which creates barriers for them to participate fully in their home, school, and community

  • Functional analysis to determine the function of the problem behaviour, followed by the development of a function-based treatment protocol (consisting of functional communication training/ and delay/denial tolerance training)

When it runs:

  • In centre

  • Upon the completion of the functional analysis,  typically 3 sessions per week of one hour

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