Child Services

Services – Children

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) services

The goal of applied behavior analysis (ABA) is to improve socially significant behaviors through interventions that are based upon principles of learning theory. There is evidence supporting the use of ABA to address a variety of presenting concerns, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, learning disabilities, and behaviour challenges. Goals of ABA programs typically include teaching new skills and/or reducing challenging or interfering behaviours.

  • Communication and language
  • Self-help (ex: toileting, feeding, dressing, sleeping)
  • Social and play skills
  • Learning readiness
  • Safety skills
  • Self-regulation and self-monitoring skills

Our ABA programs are individually tailored to meet the needs of your child. We begin by identifying your goals, then complete a curricular assessment (ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, AFLS) to pinpoint you child’s strengths and needs. Programming is delivered in your home or our centre, depending on your child’s goals. All of our ABA programs include a parent coaching component, to assist in transferring your child’s skills to the home setting. If you have extended health care benefits, we can speak with you to discuss how ABA services may be covered under your plan.

Please contact us for more information or to book an initial consultation.

Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI)/Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI)

Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) is a treatment for children with Autism that uses ABA principles to increase a child’s rate of learning. Programming is implemented across all developmental domains and treatment is typically 20-25 hours per week. Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) refers to IBI programs generally provided between ages 2-4.

The Ontario Autism Program is funded through MCYS and provides a Direct Funding Option (DFO) for parents who want to purchase private IBI services. To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please see Ontario Autism Program (MCYS)

Kinark Child and Family Services

Surrey Place Centre

Erinoak Kids

We provide home and centre based IBI services for children who receive DFO funding through Kinark, Surrey Place Centre, and Erinoak Kids. Our centres are located in Oshawa, serving the Durham region, and in Etobicoke, service the Toronto/Mississauga areas.
Please contact us for more information or to book an initial consultation.

Psychological Assessments

Through our partnership with Dalton Associates, we offer a wide range of diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments. A comprehensive psychological assessment can be used to:

  • Give detailed information regarding your child’s strengths and weaknesses;
  • Provide suggestions on how to build upon your child’s strengths and interests;
  • Provide suggestions regarding how to address social, emotional, or behavioural concerns both at home and school;
  • Assist in identification of your child as an Exceptional Pupil in the IPRC process;
  • Assist in development of your child’s Individualized Education Plan;
  • Provide suggestions on what learning strategies, accommodations, or modifications would be appropriate for your child at school;
  • Provide documentation of a diagnosis for access to support services or benefits, as appropriate (ex: Special Services at Home, Ontario Autism Program, and Disability Tax Credit).

Some or all of the cost of a psychological assessment may be covered under your extended health care benefits.
Please contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

Academic Support

Whether your child needs a little extra support or assistance across all subjects, our team can design a program that fits your child’s specific needs and abilities.

Our Academic Tutoring services include

  • Option of one to one or small group learning;
  • Focus on learning readiness skills (ex: following classroom instructions and routines, working independently);
  • Programs designed by Ontario Certified Teachers;
  • A classroom set up in our centre based program;
  • Incorporation of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) into teaching;
  • Ongoing monitoring and supervision to ensure your child’s success.

Please contact us for more information or to book an initial consultation.

Respite and social opportunities

We offer safe, fun, and engaging respite opportunities within your home and in the community, including overnight and weekend support. Our respite workers are trained in First Aid, CPR, and have a Vulnerable Sector Police Screen. Special Services at Home (SSAH) funds can be used towards purchasing respite services

We offer small group Yoga and Art classes at our centre. We strive to build emotional referencing, social, communication and language skills, play skills, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, confidence and self-esteem.

Please contact us for more information or to book an initial consultation.