ABA Therapy Home Service
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Aba Therapy Academic Programs
Whether a child has a ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, difficulties with paying attention in class, processing spoken language, understanding the language of instruction and executive functioning can significantly impact on a child's ability to learn and function at school. Without direct one to one instruction and support children on the autism spectrum fall further and further behind their peers with the passage of time.
Nexus Therapy offers individualized academic support and home schooling programs to help students meet their academic potential in learning, reading, literacy and math. We offer ABA Therapy Services at Home or in Montessori Schools and Private Schools in North York, East York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Kitchener-Waterloo, Niagara Region and Ottawa.
What are the Advantages of Aba Therapy at Home
Reading & Literacy
Experience the benefits of Inter-disciplinary speech therapy consultation as a part of your aba treatment program. Our goal for each child is to achieve the greatest possible level of independence, comprehension and communication success during daily activities at home, daycare and school. Our aba team will collaborate with your speech-language pathologist to help your child speak more clearly and maximize their communication potential.
Contact Nexus Therapy for further information on our collaborative approach to aba treatment to better help your child understand and follow directions, communicate their needs. answer questions, share personal information and develop social language skills.
Without receiving proper treatment prior to starting school many children on the spectrum lack the prerequisite skills to transition successfully into the classroom setting. Difficulties with listening, sitting in circle time, following directions, social interaction, play skills, transitioning from a preferred activity and understanding the lessons of the day can severely impact on a child's ability to learn and benefit from school. Our individualized school readiness programs focus on developing all the key skills that a child needs to help him or her meet their potential and make the most of their valuable time at school. We offer Aba therapy at your child's home or day care to help the develop the listening, communication, social skills, academic skills and fine motor skills for a more successful experience at school.
ABA Therapy at Daycare
Difficulties with social skills are one of the hallmark signs of autism spectrum disorder. This can manifest in a range of behaviors, from completely avoiding any sort of personal interaction to monopolizing conversations on a single topic that no one else seems to be very interested in. Difficulties with social interaction stem from a number of underlying factors including: delays and difficulty in acquiring verbal communication skills; the inability to read non-verbal communication cues, repetitive or obsessive behaviors, inflexibility and difficulty with making transitions. These traits make it enormously difficult for children with autism to acquire basic social skills that most of us take for granted.
Many children on the autism spectrum benefit from direct teaching of many of the underlying skills required for engaging in interactive play, conversational dialogue and appropriate social interaction. Our social skills programs for early learners help children learn turn taking, play language and step by step play routines so that in time the child is ready to practice and generalize these skills with other children during play dates or at school. Contact us for more information regarding the programs we offer to help with improving social skills.
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Personal Care & Hygiene
The process of toilet training, personal hygiene, dressing and grooming is typically instilled in a child’s daily life as they grow. Parents teach children how to complete tasks like going to the bathroom, washing hands, brushing teeth, showering, combing hair, and putting on clothing and shoes in a specific order. Children with ASD typically take more time before they take to making personal hygiene and grooming into a routine.
Our ABA treatment programs focus parent and caregiver training and direct intervention to help children become more independent in using the bathroom, washing, bathing and dressing. Contact our Care Coordinator for more information on how our aba team can help.
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Ontario Autism Program Information:
Family Focused Care
Parent & Care Giver Training
Nexus Therapy is approved by the Ontario Autism Program for providing aba therapy services in the home, daycare and private school setting for children with autism spectrum disorder in cities across Ontario. We offer individualized treatment programs to meet the needs of each child and assist in aba training for parents and family members to encourage ongoing therapeutic support and maximize treatment efficacy.
We offer aba therapy services in locations across the Ontario, the GTA and Ottawa including: Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Durham and York Region.
Providing in-home aba therapy to children with autism within their natural environment facilitates learning language and household skills and decreases undesirable behaviors because therapy is being delivered where the behaviour will normally take place. Treatment at home also provides better, and more opportunities for parent and caregiver training, thereby allowing them to reinforce the ABA interventions and increase the chances that the child will maintain the desired behavior and the acquisition of new skills. (appliedbehavioralanalysisedu.org)
What is Applied Behavioural Analysis
ABA is an evidence-based practice that involves application of systematic environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in behavior. ABA is an individualized and collaborative behavioral treatment approach driven by assessment and data.
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the process of applying interventions that are based on the principles of learning derived from experimental psychology research to systematically change behavior and to demonstrate that the interventions used are responsible for the observable improvement in behavior. ABA methods are used to increase and maintain desirable adaptive behaviors, reduce interfering maladaptive behaviors or narrow the conditions under which they occur, teach new skills, and generalize behaviors to new environments or situations. ABA focuses on the reliable measurement and objective evaluation of observable behavior within relevant settings including the home, school, and community. The effectiveness of ABA-based intervention in ASDs has been well documented through 5 decades of research by using single-subject methodology.
Comprehensive ABA interventions are designed to drive improvements in specific skills that are foundational for more global developmental changes. Treatment may be provided for an extended period of time, and takes place in the comfort of your child's home, school or daycare facility. Programs are based on the behavior principles of reinforcement, using task analysis to break down skills into their parts, and then using repeated trials with systematic prompt fading. Skills are then generalized across stimuli, persons, and settings to ensure functionality and maintenance of skills taught. Parent/sibling/family involvement is strongly encouraged. Research supports the use of comprehensive ABA interventions as being highly effective in improving social skills, adaptive skills, and language skills when provided 25-40 hours per week. Earlier intervention has been shown to produce stronger results.
We use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies to assist children and youth in developing skills in the areas of: communication, social skills, play, behaviour, cognition, joint attention, imitation, fine motor skills, gross motor skills and personal independence including feeding, dressing and toileting. ABA strategies are also applied to treat challenging behaviours. Behaviour Therapists incorporate the child’s motivation and interests to build new skills and address various behaviours.
Nexus Therapy provides a individualized treatment services for autism spectrum disorder based on the functional needs of the child and family. Our therapy methods are directed towards helping each individual to increase their overall independence and improve their quality of life.
We understand that there is no single solution for the treatment of autism, therefore each plan is specifically tailored for each individual client and implemented in a distraction-free environment by a highly trained behavior therapist. We design our programs to utilize teaching techniques that have been scientifically proven to be the most effective. These techniques include errorless teaching, teaching to fluency, mixing easy and difficult tasks, and mixing and varying targets. Our teaching strategies focus on breaking down certain skills into smaller, teachable parts and then providing reinforcement contingent upon correct responses. Our programs also address deficits in the areas of communication, social skills, visual performance, receptive language, play skills, self-help, gross motor, fine motor, vocal imitation, requesting, labeling, intraverbal, mand training, answering questions and conversational skills.
We provide education, training, treatment, and consultation services to public and private schools, agencies, individual families, and other behavioral and non-behavioral professionals.
Each individual has the potential to lead a productive and functional life if given the proper guidance and correct tools to do so. Our therapy objective is to provide our clients with the tools they require. These tools include communication skills, play skills, social skills, behavior management, and functional living skills. We are dedicated to striving that each client leaves with the ability to successfully use the skills taught to function in their everyday life.
Naturalistic Developmental Behaviour Intervention (NDBI)
NDBI combines the principles of applied behavior analysis and child development to improve a range of areas in a child’s development: communication, social engagement, challenging behaviors, play behaviors, peer interactions, daily living skills, and academic skills. This approach provides children with opportunities for skill building in the context of interactive, natural settings (e.g., in the home, at the park) across a range of and during daily routines, social interactions, and play activities while emphasizing the use of natural rewards that are directly related to the activity at hand (e.g., child being able to play with the toy that is used to teach the word). Therapists follow the child's play interests to guide activities which are used to increase motivation and engagement for learning with special focus on the child’s social engagement and meaningful interactions within the learning context. Parent training and family involvement are emphasized.
Our therapists develop functional treatment plans to support children at home, day care or montessori, and to help them transition to school and the community at large. Each session is tailored to your child’s strengths, needs and interests and carried out in a fun, and motivating way. Treatment programs target a variety of skills including: listening, compliance, life skills, comprehension, speech, language, toilet training, school readiness academic skills and social skills.
For further information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at: (647) 946-9488.
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Natarulistic Devlopmental Behaviour Intervention
Parent & Care Giver Training
Office: (647) 946-9488
Ottawa: (613) 699-9222
We offer initial phone consultations for all of our services and are always more than happy to provide information and answer questions. Contact us today to learn how Nexus Therapy can help your child succeed.
77 City Centre Drive, Suite 501
Mississauga, Ontario L4B 1M5