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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: Determined by screen. 

Languages offered: English

Referral:     No

Location:    In-person and/or virtual 


About Self-Regulation

Self-regulation allows us to manage our behaviour, emotions, and thoughts so that we can live life to its fullest. Speak to a Care Coordinator and find out how we can help your child.  Some of the approaches ABI’s specialists use to teach regulation can be found below:

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy and training (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Thinking Methodology. Students will learn self-awareness and eventually self-regulation over time while the science of ABA is incorporated to facilitate teaching and generalisation of what is learned.
  • Specialized curriculums taught by BCBAs and RBTs, that teach self-regulation and flexible thinking such as AIM (Accept-Identify-Move, Dr. Mark Dixon), Social Thinking Methodology and PEERS®

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What is Self-regulation?

The environment we live in is full of triggers that we can’t always control, and some of them can be extremely uncomfortable. For some of our students, these triggers can be so unpleasant that they may struggle to manage the consequences. Self- regulation is the ability to cope with changes in our environment by managing our emotions. It means monitoring and adjusting our behaviour in response to a situation despite the emotions that may arise.

Why is Self-regulation important?

Learning how to manage our own emotions and thoughts is an essential skill that helps individuals function healthily in society. It can be a crucial steppingstone to academic success, self- esteem, effective communication, and building relationships with peers. Self- regulation can pave the way for functional communication where students can express their desires and have their needs met on their terms.

What can Self-regulation look like?

Learning self-regulation can be achieved through our carefully planned treatment programs which focus on identifying and managing emotional responses to our surroundings. During our interactions, therapists provide a safe and trauma- informed environment for our students to practice in. In this program, students learn skills and strategies that can help them regulate their emotions during challenging moments. The t