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Therapy: ABA, Core Services OAP

Age:     All Ages

Fees: Differ per service and time of day that is booked. Please contact us for ABI’s Rate Card

Eligibility:    Eligibility determined by screen. 

Languages offered: English

Referral:     No

Location:    In-person and/or virtual 

 

Behaviour

ABI’s BCBA’s offer a range of options to address behaviour.  Please see below:

Option 1: 

  • ABI’s BCBA’s provide individualized behaviour consultation and guidance. Book a consultation to discuss how we can help.  Practical functional assessments (PFA) and skill-based treatment (Dr. G. Hanley) are a part of this option.

Option 2: 

  • Consultation with a BCBA to provide specific aids to support children and youth by setting up systems such as token economies, schedules and self-management plans. Training is provided with your child, family and other care-givers and community partners.

How Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
can help with behaviour

Functional Behaviour Assessment (FBA):

    • ABA starts with a thorough assessment to understand the function of the behaviour.
    • Identifies antecedents (triggers) and consequences (reinforcements) of the behaviour.
    • Pinpoints the underlying causes and motivations behind the behaviour.

Individualized Behaviour Intervention Plans (BIP):

      • Develops personalized plans tailored to the individual’s unique needs and goals.
      • Implements strategies to address challenging behaviours effectively.
      • Utilizes evidence-based techniques to promote positive behaviour change.

Positive Reinforcement:

    • Emphasizes the use of positive reinforcement to increase desired behaviours.
    • Identifies meaningful rewards and incentives to motivate individuals.
    • Reinforces positive behaviours consistently to strengthen desired outcomes.

Prompting and Fading:

    • Utilizes prompting techniques to teach new skills or behaviours.
    • Gradually reduces prompts over time through fading to promote independence.
    • Ensures individuals can perform desired behaviours without constant assistance.

Functional Communication Training (FCT):

    • Teaches alternative ways to communicate needs and desires.
    • Equips individuals with effective communication skills to replace challenging behaviours.
    • It focusesFocuses on empowering individuals to express themselves in socially acceptable ways.

Data Collection and Analysis:

    • Utilizes data collection methods to track progress and measure outcomes.
    • Analyzes data to identify patterns and adjust interventions as needed.
    • Ensures interventions are data-driven and evidence-based for optimal effectiveness.

Generalization and Maintenance:

    • Promotes generalization of skills across different settings and situations.
    • Implements strategies to ensure learned behaviours are maintained over time.
    • Provides support and reinforcement to help individuals apply skills consistently.

Collaboration and Support:

    • Involves collaboration with families, caregivers, and other professionals.
    • Provides training and support to caregivers on implementing behaviour management strategies.
    • Ensures continuity of support across various environments for consistent progress.

Ethical and Professional Standards:

    • Adheres to ethical guidelines and standards of practice in behaviour analysis.
    • Prioritizes the well-being and dignity of the individual throughout the intervention process.
    • Maintains professionalism and transparency in all interactions and interventions.

Why is it important?

Understanding behaviour is crucial as it enables individuals to differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate actions.

Once we have identified when a behaviour can be problematic, we can work towards replacing it with more suitable alternatives. This can lead to better experiences for a person in their different environments. It is vital to acknowledge that behaviour change is not only about changing behaviour, but is about helping our students and their families live their lives in a joyful and fulfilling way.

What is it?

In ABA, behaviour encompasses everything a person says or does, including observable actions and internal processes like emotions and thinking. Generally, behaviour refers to the skills and actions required for communication, play, and daily living. By observing and measuring behaviours, we can develop solutions to teach new behaviours which can help children improve their interactions within school, and with their family, and friends.

What can it look like?

Our primary focus at ABI is to help our students develop behaviours that are essential for their overall well-being and have a socially significant and positive impact on their lives. We will work collaboratively with you to increase behaviours that are important to help your child succeed and learn and be included in their community.

OUR PROCESS

Meeting you where you are, Applied Behavioural Interventions & ABI Home Health & Wellness, is committed to providing those we serve with the necessary tools so that they may live their life to its greatest potential. Working with the entire family, we value connection, engagement and family-centred care, in your home and in your community.

 
 

Call, email or click on our chat box to book a time to chat to a Parent Service Co-Ordinator.

Once you have decided that ABI is the right fit for your family, we will book an in-home assessment where we will individualize a treatment plan.

Our Director, a Registered Nurse and BCBA, will meet with you personally to discuss recommendations based on the assessment and a proposal for service is submitted to you for approval. This is a fluid conversation where you decide what will work best for your child, and for your family.