Early Intervention Services (ESDM)

Ages 18 months to 4 years

Early Intervention Services (ESDM) emphasis is on learning that is relationship based, and focuses on social and communication taught through play. Early joint attention and social reciprocation skills are building blocks that establish learning readiness for children who can then transition into other ABA programming. This is a significant area of need for early learners.

  • Designed specifically for children 18 months to 4 years old
  • Teaching skills using Joint Activity Routines from the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) 
  • Completing the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP) and incorporating aspects of the ESDM Curriculum Checklist
  • Focus on naturalistic teaching involving dyadic social interactions in the context of play routines
  • Comprehensive curriculum that is developmentally sequenced
  • Relationship-based intervention, children are encouraged to initiate interaction (i.e. following the child’s lead and interests)
  • Social reciprocation and shared initiation of social engagement
  • Parental involvement is strongly encouraged in the therapeutic process
  • Program will be supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with training in ESDM.

For more information on research about ESDM please visit the UC Davis MIND Institute website.

18 Months
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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - 1:1 ABA Therapy

Ages 3.5 to 11 years

ABA therapy for autism is a system of teaching which focuses on increasing a range of skills and decreasing challenging behaviours that interfere with a child’s learning.

ABA treatment for autism is an evidenced based approach; it is individualized for each child focusing on the areas of learning specific to that child.

Teaching goals are developed based on a curriculum assessment and family input and include

  • Language
  • Communication
  • Pre-academic
  • Imitation
  • Self help
  • Social skills
Service Details
  • Reports provided as per industry standard
  • Sessions range from 8 to 30 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Centre-based, home-based, schools, or daycare

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - 1:1 ABA Therapy

Ages 12 to 18 years

This ABA workshop is designed for adolescent leaners who require 1:1 teaching. It is individualized, incorporating academic support where appropriate.

Teaching goals are developed based on a curriculum assessment and family input and include

  • Social Skills
  • Language & Communication
  • Self help
  • Reduction of unwanted behaviours
Service Details
  • Reports provided as per industry standard
  • Sessions held in centre-based setting
  • Day, after school and Saturday
  • Sessions minimum is 4 hours, 1 to 3 times a week
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3to7 Years

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Groups

Ages 3 to 7 and 8 to 11 years

Our ABA groups are aimed at learners who require less intensive support than a 1:1 program would offer. Learning is still individualized and data driven, and the group size is determined by the learning needs of the participants.

Social Skills

Teaching goals within group sessions will focus on

  • Language and communication
  • Cooperative group games and activities
  • Following group instructions
  • Safety skills
Service Details
  • Once a week for 12 weeks
  • Minimum of 4 hours
  • Group size is determined by age and need, maximum of 4:1
  • Sessions are run by an Instructor Therapist and supervised by a Senior Therapist

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Groups

Ages 12 to 18 years

This ABA based program at our ABA learning centres is designed for adolescent leaners who would benefit from a group learning setting.

Social Skills

Teaching goals within group sessions will focus on

  • Language and communication
  • Cooperative group games and activities
  • Following group instructions

Daily Living Skills

Teaching goals within group sessions will focus on:

  • Safety skills
  • Dressing
  • Eating
  • Grooming
  • Other daily living skills – client dependent
Service Details
  • Groups are based on age and skill level
  • Groups are once a week for 12 weeks
  • Groups sessions are minimum of 4 hours
  • Sessions are run by an Instructor Therapist and supervised by a Senior Therapist
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School Camp 18 Years

School and Camp Shadowing

To complement the standard home based and centre-based ABA, AlphaBee works collaborately with our professional community to support children’s inclusions in other areas of life: school, daycare, camp and school trips.

At the request of parents/caregiver and in agreement with schools and daycare, we will:

  • Support transition from ABA to school
  • Shadow or observe a child in a setting and provide data and observation notes to the support team
  • Provide ABA consulting and strategies to maximize success in integration
  • Attend meetings as required
Goals are
  • Facilitate social interactions and child’s participation in group and/or individual activities
  • Promote independence and skill building by targeting specific goals
Service Details
  • Session are individualized based on need
  • Sessions are a minimum of 3 hours

Respite

Home and community respite services are provided through our sister company, wm+a. Please visit the wm+a website, or contact us at info@wmanda.com or 416 367 5968 for more information on the these and other services.