Reading & Writing
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 in Kitchener-Waterloo 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
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.
Pediatric Therapy Services - Mississauga
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.
Funding for First Nations
ABA Therapy at Daycare
Getting Ready for School
ABA Therapy at School
Shadowing & Classroom Support
Pediatric Occupational Therapy assessment, direct treatment and inter-disciplinary consultation for your aba team is recommended to support your child's treatment. Our goal for each child is to achieve the greatest possible level of independence and success during play, everyday life and work.
An Occupational Therapists can assess and provide treatment support to children with fine motor skills, sensory processing disorder, upper body movement and strength, hand-eye coordination, basic self-care as well as recommend specialized equipment as needed.
Occupational therapy improves children’s cognitive and motor skills. Early intervention is the most successful intervention. Contact Nexus Therapy for further information on how Occupational Therapy services can help.
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.
Speech Therapy at Home
Communication & Life Skills
A B A T H E R A P Y A T Y O U R H O M E
Difficulties with social interaction is one of the major identifiers of ASD ond often the one that stands out most when interacting with someone on the spectrum. This can manifest in a range of behaviors, from completely avoiding any sort of personal interaction at all… to completely monopolizing conversations on a single topic that nobody other than the person speaking 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 and insistence on an adherence to fixed routine and overwhelming sensory inputs. These traits make it enormously difficult for children with autism to acquire the basic social skills that most of us take for granted.
This deficit is often misread as a desire to avoid people or social situations, but that couldn’t be further from the truth: most individuals with ASD want to interact with others, they simply don’t have the skill set to do so easily. With proper training (which often includes components of applied behavior analysis and and language intervention), many children are able to make significant progress in social interactions.
Nexus Therapy offers programs that focus on teaching children the joy of social interaction, functional play and interactive play. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the necessary turn taking, play language and step by step play routines that need to be in place before a child is ready to practice and generalize these skills with other children during play dates or at school.
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In home ABA therapy provides the ideal setting for teaching children a variety of skills, as it allows the the behaviour therapist to implement interventions in the setting where the behavior will take place. In other words, ABA therapies may be most effective when taught in a natural environment instead of a simulated one. ABA professionals agree that providing in-home therapy to children with autism facilitateslearning and decreases undesirable behaviors because the ABA services are delivered in an atmosphere the child finds safe, familiar, and non-threatening. ABA at home allows the applied behavior analyst to better manage the child’s behavior so ABA therapies and techniques can be more effectively implemented. (appliedbehaviouranalysisedu.org)
Nexus therapy follows best practice health & safety measures when providing aba therapy for children at home or daycare. We begin with a child and family focused assessment and then develop an individualized treatment plan to support in the growth of language and life skills, help children function within their home and community environment and prepare them for school.
Home-based ABA therapy provides the opportunity to improve functional skills within the child's natural environment:
Self-help skills (e.g., toilet training, self-dressing, self-care, eating,)
Following Directions & Performing Chores
Reading & Writing
Family Focused Care
Parent & Care Giver Training
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.
Natarulistic Devlopmental Behaviour Intervention
Parent & Care Giver Training
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