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School Readiness Programs
Our holistic approach to treatment for autism goes beyond conventional aba therapy. We draw from a variety of evidence based approaches to autism treatment including aba therapy, speech therapy and natural developmental behaviour intervention with results that are evident. Parents save valuable time and expense with no need to transport their child for daily or weekly therapy.
We focus on intervention within the child's natural environment rather than at a centre where children lack exposure to appropriate peer models. Treatment is provided in collaboration with parents and educators, to foster the development of meaningful communication, social skills and life skills within the context of the child's real world. Individualized aba therapy programs focus on a wide range of skills which may include the following:
language & communication skills
social & play skills
reading & writing
toileting & personal hygiene
Left untreated, Speech-Language delays and disorders can affect your child’s ability to interact with others and his/her quality of life. A communication difficulty can limit your child’s educational and career potential and affect the child every day of his or her life.
Our licensed speech-language pathologists offer assessment and therapy services for children in the comfort of your child's home or daycare. We treat a variety of common speech-language concerns including difficulties with: unclear speech, language delay, reading, listening, and social skills.
Many children who experience difficulties with attending and working independently at school are able to learn more readily with one to one instruction provided in a home schooling program. We offer individualized home schooling programs to help your child advance in language, academic and social skills.
Motor Speech Impairment
Our ABA after school programs focus on developing core reading. writing and math skills combined with home work completion. Our executive function programs offer strategies and tools to help students learn to plan, organize and become more independent learners.
Developing Minds ABA Therapy is an approved provider of in home aba therapy services for children in communities across Ontario. Evidence based practice shows that therapy provided within the context of the child's natural learning environment and daily routines where parents can be directly involved is more effective. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more parents are switching to home based therapy where they can feel confident about their child's safety. Our therapists offer family focused care and collaborate with parents, teachers and caregivers to help children develop functional skills with special focus on language, communication, social interaction and academic learning. The health and safety of our clients and therapists is paramount and we are following best practice procedures to ensure that therapy is provided with appropriate measures and protocols in place.
Social Skills Programs
Reading & Writing
3250 Bloor Street West, East Tower, Suite 600
Etobicoke, M8X 2X9
21 Simcoe St.
Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G1
tel: (416) 907-0431
ABA Therapy at Your Home
A B A T h e r a p y f o r A u t i s m a t Y o u r H o m e
St. Catharines / Niagara
Guelph / Cambridge
Ottawa, Kanata, Nepean
After School Programs
Sound symbol awareness
Sight word recognition
| (416) 907-0431
Our paediatric focused Speech-Language Pathologists provide speech therapy and language therapy to address a broad range of issues including difficulties with the following:
For many children with ASD, social skills must first be taught and practiced within the therapy setting before they can expected to generalize these skills with other people at home and in the community. Contact our care co-ordinator for more information on how we support social skills development at home.
Children who begin speaking late may continue to lag behind their peers in language and be at greater risk for academic and reading difficulties once they start school. Challenges with reading are also fairly common among children with average language skills. Difficulty with decoding and reading comprehension impacts on a child's ability understand the school curriculum as well as their performance on written tests and assignments.
Our licensed Speech-Language Pathologists provide in home language and literacy assessments to identify areas of need and provide customized treatment programs to help children experiencing difficulties with the following:
Child & Family Focused Therapy
In the Comfort & Safety of Your Home.
For more information
Call: (416) 907-0431
Many children on the spectrum benefit from aba therapy to help with successful transitioning to school. Our school readiness programs focus on developing vital skills including language comprehension, following directions, answering questions and task completion to help children function within the classroom.
Speech Therapy Programs
How Persistent Language Difficulties
Can Impact a Child Over Time
Children with a persistent language difficulty that is left untreated are at risk for the following difficulties, which can impact them in school, post-secondary education, relationships and in the work place.
Difficulty following directions and working independently
Difficulty understanding lessons and school curriculum
Difficulty with listening comprehension and problem solving
Short answers to questions
Difficulty expressing their ideas
Difficulty elaborating on a topic
Difficulty with conversations skills
Difficulty with story telling and retelling
Difficulty with oral participation in class & answering questions
Difficulty with turn taking and interactive play
Difficulty with interactive pretend play
Difficulty with having a conversation
Lack of social confidence which can continue into adulthood
Behavioural challenges associated with poor communication
Difficulty with learning to read and sounding out words
Difficulty with reading comprehension
Difficulty with written language
Difficulty with problem solving
Difficulty with understanding math language and math problems
Late Talkers & Language Delays
Some children between 1-2 years of age take a little longer in the beginning to develop language skills but then catch up to other children their age by the time they are 3-4 years old.
Some late talkers, however, have a persistent language delay or language impairment that follows them year to year. Such children develop language skills at a much slower rate and often continue to lag behind other children in language and academic performance
over the long term. A language impairment typically follows into adult hood and can impact on access to post-secondary education and opportunities for work.
When a child is still very young, it is difficult to identify the exact reason why they are behind and whether it is simply a delay that might resolve in time or if there is an underlying weakness that will continue as the child gets older and starts school. Language difficulties are much less likely to resolve with the passage of time once a child is of school age.
Scientific evidence shows that children who receive proper treatment fair better than those who do not.
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Experience the benefits of evidence based aba therapy provided within your child's natural learning environment. Research shows that aba therapy is more effective when provided in a naturalistic environment where parents can also be directly involved versus in a simulated clinical setting.