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A B A T H E R A P Y A T Y O U R H O M E
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 are the Advantages of Aba Therapy at Home
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.
N E X U S A B A T H E R A P Y
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.
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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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.
Ontario Autism Program
Ontario is transforming the way children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and their families, receive services through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Families began to enter the OAP in June 2017. The vision of the OAP is to give children and youth with ASD access to the timely and effective services they need to achieve their goals at home, at school, in the community, and as they transition into adulthood. The OAP provides all families of children and youth with ASD with flexible, family-centred services based on each child’s unique needs.
All children diagnosed with Autism under the age of 18 are eligible for funding through the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Families can use their transitional funding or the Direct Funding Option (DFO) to receive ABA therapy services at their home or daycare. Our Aba Therapy programs are supervised by a BCBA who will conduct an assessment, develop a behaviour plan and complete all necessary paper work required for children with OAP funding.
To apply for funding or to find the ministry regional office closest to them, families can call 1-888-284-8340 toll-free.
For a list of regional offices and telephone numbers, click here:
Visit The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) website at:
For additional Information on the Direct Funding Option (DFO), click here:
Frequently Asked Questions related to OAP
Resources and Funding are available in Ontario and across Canada for those that qualify.
If you have been approved for DFO or OAP funding and would like further information on how to start treatment, feel free to contact us:
(647) 946 9488.
Speech & Language Development
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.