Frequently Asked Questions
Autism Spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s behaviours, ability to communicate and social aspects of life. Autism arises in all ethnic, racial and socio-economic groups. Autism is commonly detected and diagnosed at a young age. However, it can at times not be detected until adulthood. Autism is considered a spectrum disorder as there are vast variations in the effects on different individuals. Autism affects all individuals differently which is why implementing personalized treatment plans is of great importance. As those with ASD reach different stages of life, their experiences on the spectrum change.
Applied behaviour analysis is a scientific evidence-based behaviour therapy method that has been used since the 1960s to help individuals with autism and related developmental disorders. ABA therapy can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique individual. It can be implemented on a one-on-one basis or through group instruction. ABA can be applied across many settings and teaches skills that are useful in everyday life.
Individuals affected by autism often struggle with social and interpersonal relationships, communication, sensory development and functional life skills. ABA therapy aims to increase language and communication skills. It is used to improve attention and memory, encourage social skills, assist in academic learning and decrease problem behaviours.
The Board-Certified Behaviour Analysis designs and directly oversees the individualized treatment program for each child. Assessments are used to identify your child’s unique and specific needs to determine the services required to effectively treat your child.
|Adaptive Skills||Academic Skills||Cooperation Skills||Communication Skills||Social Play and Leisure|
|Toilet Training||Increase Motivation To Complete Homework||Following Instructions||Requesting Items||Playing Properly With Toys Independently|
|Hand Washing||Developing Homework Skills||Following Routines||Asking For Help||Playing Properly With Toys With Siblings/parents|
|Getting Dressed||Math||Sharing Activities||Initiating Conversations||Developing A Leisure Time Routine|
|Eating Skills||Reading||Group Activities||Commenting||Playing Appropriately Next To Peers Or With Peers|
|Preparing Simple Meals||Writing|
We do not currently have a waitlist. However, typically it takes a couple weeks to begin direct therapy once the initial assessment is conducted and customized programs and training materials are prepared.
If you would like to learn more about the intake process, please do not hesitate to contact us at (519) 701-6030 or (519) 659-0000.
We specialize in treating children with ASD and related disorders aged 2 – 13 years of age.
Yes, we qualify for OAP funding /Access OAP and the Ministry of Children programs. We are
accepted by insurance companies that cover therapy services such as ABA therapy or any
services provided by a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). It depends on your
individual insurance provider and plan. Please reach out to your insurance provider for
clarification on coverage.
Our centre is located at 1589 Fanshawe Park Rd. E, London, ON N5X 3Z9
We offer home-based services in London and the surrounding areas as well as in multiple cities such as Tri area, Oakville, Hamilton and Windsor.
Yes, we provide services in many areas surrounding London, Ontario. We have many qualified instructor therapists available in areas within a 2-hour radius of the London area.
This varies based on the child’s needs. Typically, the BCBA and team working with your child will evaluate your child’s needs on an ongoing basis. Overall, the goal is to help you and your child be equipped and empowered so that intervention is no longer required.
Although ABA therapy is most often used for helping children with autism, it is the only evidence-based scientific strategy considered an effective treatment for individuals with ASD, there are many other supportive services such as Occupation therapy and physiotherapy, we usually refer the family to those services if needed.
A BCBA will perform the initial assessment to evaluate your child’s needs and create an individualized behaviour plan. From there an Instructor Therapist conducts therapy sessions to implement the programs assigned in the individual plan. The assessment is an ongoing
process to identify progress and improvement of the skills.
Your child may work with multiple ITs over the duration of their therapy services. This provides an opportunity for your child to learn to respond positively to multiple people.
We accept e-transfer, debit, credit cards, cash or cheque.
Reach out to be informed about our competing price rate.
Services may be covered by your extended health insurance, WSIB, or auto insurance. Ask your insurance provider about your level of coverage.
It is your responsibility to verify coverage for the services provided. Fees must be paid regardless of insurance coverage.
There currently is no cure for autism spectrum disorder. However, it is possible to manage symptoms and promote independence in individuals with autism.
ABA Therapy is the only scientific evidence-based treatment that has been proven effective in enhancing individuals’
ABA therapy is a wide variety of scientific techniques that its principles can be helpful in all life domains. Such as education, health care, and sports settings. ABA Can be considered under healthcare services and it is essential in treating individuals with ASD and intellectual
ABA Therapy is distinct from Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Although, these therapies are complementary in nature. ABA Therapy addresses all behaviours of concern and can develop areas such as communication skills, social skills, play skills, toilet training, academic skills and more.
ABA Therapy is not meant to replace academic schooling but is crucial in facilitating learning and preparing children for school’s behavioural expectations and independence.
ABA therapy can be more important than schooling in some cases as receiving ABA treatment prepare the child’s skills for regular education and proper participation with peers and following teachers’ instructions.
At ABA COMPASS Behavior Therapy Services Inc. We work with families, schoolteachers, physicians and different professionals to get our goals achieved.
We at ABA COMPASS Behavior Therapy Services Inc, strongly believe that parent involvement is key to the child’s success in the learning process and therefore, we meet with our families regularly to address our plan improvement and our other current concerns. We work collaboratively with parents and caregivers, providing them with the tools they need to help children learn fundamental life skills to flourish in different settings and with different individuals.