N E X U S A B A T H E R A P Y
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.
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)
Toilet Training & Personal Hygiene
Toileting is an important skill for daily life that has many social implications. In order for the child to achieve this important milestone, children and families need to establish a clear toileting routine. This will ensure a child has success in school and in social situations.
There are many reasons why toilet training can take a long time. Many children with special needs including children with ASD learn to use the toilet at a late age. Knowing about some of the common problems that can make toileting difficult for a can help you come up with different ways to meet your child’s needs. Here are some ideas to think about:
Using Different Toilets: Some children learn a toileting routine at home or school, but have a hard time going in other places such as public restrooms.
Need for sameness (aka routine): Some children already have their own ways of urinating and having bowel movements. Learning new ways to toilet may be difficult.
Dressing: Some children have difficulty pulling their pants down or pulling them back up.
Body cues: Some children may not be aware that they need to go or that their clothes are wet or soiled.
Fears: Some children with ASD are afraid of sitting on toilet seats or hearing toilets flush. Getting used to the toilet by using a visual schedule and making it part of the routine can make it less scary.
Language: Some children have trouble understanding and using language. Do not expect a child with autism to ask to use the toilet.
Physical: There may be a physical or medical reason for toileting difficulties. Discuss these issues with your child’s pediatrician.
Feel free to contact Nexus Therapy for further information on how an Occupational Therapist or Behaviour Therapists can help your child with this important life skill.
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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What are the Advantages of Aba Therapy at Home
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 Home Service
ABA Therapy at Daycare
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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.
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.
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
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