*We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting clients in Whistler and Squamish We have recently started accepting clients in cities of the lower mainland that we have not been able to provide services to in the past. Those cities are: Whistler, Squamish, West Vancouver.
On top of accepting clients in the cities mentioned above, we are continuing to accept clients in: Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, POCO, Delta, Surrey and Langley.
We can design a home program for your child, that is tailored to your family’s needs and schedule. A Home Program will begin with an initial assessment of your child with your Program Manager; this will include a parent interview, the assessment process and then a review of the assessment report.
In your report you will get a Behavior Plan of Intervention and a graph displaying your child’s current abilities. As the initial assessment is being completed, you will hire your own Behavior Interventionists. ABA Learning Centre does not currently offer agency hired BIs for home team programs.
After your program is up and running you can expect the following:
- Your Program Manager will spend a set amount of hours each month overlapping your behavior interventionists
- You will have monthly Team Meetings with your Program Manager and the rest of your team where you will review the progress made over the past month update all of your programs
- Your child’s graph will be updated annually.
We accept clients aged 1 to 19, depending on the availability of our consultants.
The Early Start Denver Model is an evidence-based, comprehensive, play-based approach to teaching toddlers and preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ESDM uses play to increase children’s interest in activities and people and improves their language and communication skills and self-expression. The focus is on communication, relationship skills and play.
The ESDM curriculum defines the skills to be taught at any given time and indicates a set of teaching procedures used to deliver this content. The early intervention program integrates a relationship-focused developmental model with the well-validated teaching practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The core features include:
- Naturalistic applied behavioral analytic strategies
- Sensitive to normal developmental sequence
- Deep parental involvement
- Focus on interpersonal exchange and positive affect
- Shared engagement with joint activities
- Language and communication taught inside a positive, affect-based relationship.
ESDM certified therapists complete a training workshop and then submit videotapes showing them using ESDM techniques in therapy sessions. Certification requires that the therapist demonstrates the ability to implement ESDM techniques reliably and according to high standards set by leading ESDM therapists. This ensures that a certified professional has the knowledge and skills to successfully use the teaching strategies with children with autism.