WHAT IS APPLIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS?
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a therapy that looks at
- How behavior works
- How behavior is affected by the environment
- How learning takes place
The goal is to increase behaviours that are helpful and decrease behaviours that affect learning.
ABA AT FIREFLY
ABA Behavioural Consultation Service is for children and youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, who are registered for, or have applied to, the Ontario Autism Program. The service is available through Fee for Service.
The ABA Behavioural Consultation program will work on a limited number of targeted goals (1-2), over a short period of time. The service will be developed and supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and delivered by an ABA Therapist.
The ABA Behavioural Consultation Service will include an initial clinical consultation meeting with an ABA Therapist who will help to identify your child’s strengths and areas of need. This will include an in-depth caregiver interview, assessment and observation of your child, as well as consultation with other clinicians involved in your child’s care at FIREFLY (when applicable).
This consultation service is offered in a 5 session package and includes a customized parent education component on the identified area(s) of need implementing specific ABA strategies, followed by a closing session to re-inforce the strategies and education provided through the sessions.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To be eligible for the program clients must have:
- A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Be registered or on the wait list for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
Appropriate fit for this service will be screened at the time of referral and during the initial consultation meeting.
Targeted concerns may include:
- Self-Help Skills
- Social and Emotional Regulation Skills
- Daily Living Routines
- Toilet Training
- Feeding Challenges (picky eating)
- Challenging Behaviours