T E R R A C E

AUTISM THERAPY

Providing successful, all-inclusive, and evidence-based
approaches to therapy.

Widely Used Treatment
Our therapy plans are validated by ongoing data collection and provided by highly trained professionals.

Collaborative
 Our programming is based on the collaboration of several leading professionals to enhance continuity of care.

Family Focused
 We help you come up with goals based on individual needs and family requests. Sibling and parent coaching is available.

ACCEPTING NEW ABA & IBI CLIENTS

Our terrace team of qualified and experienced therapists is here for you when and where you need us most. Part-time and full-time spots are available with at-home or in-centre options.

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WHAT IS AUTISM? 

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Autism Canada describes Autism as follows:

“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurobiological condition that can affect the normal function of the gastrointestinal, immune, hepatic, endocrine and nervous systems. It impacts normal brain development leaving most individuals with communication problems, difficulty with typical social interactions and a tendency to repeat specific patterns of behaviour. There is also a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interests.”

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OUR SERVICES

Our services are based on widely used practices and guided by our resident psychologist. Our goal at Terrace Autism Therapy is to offer an all-inclusive service to provide seamless care to our clients. We offer in-house psychological assessments, ABA/IBI therapy, family counselling, respite care, social groups, and school integration.

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ABA & IBI THERAPY
The Terrace team provides individual ABA therapy to enhance communication, social skills, academics, fine motor, gross motor and self-help/life skills – just to name a few!

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RESPITE CARE
At Terrace, we have a highly qualified team of respite care professionals ready to assist you.  Our staff are all background checked, First Aid/CPR certified, and have received extensive training.

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SCHOOL INTEGRATION
The Terrace team will assist your child with their integration into a variety of programs in the community including preschool, private school, and community-based activities.

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SOCIAL GROUPS
UPCOMING: Join us for 8 weeks as we learn and explore the role of communication and social skills within everyday relationships.

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PARENT TRAINING
We help parents better understand the therapeutic techniques being utilized to help guide their child’s development.  The monthly training helps parents to better understand ABA/IBI procedures and to execute behavioural protocols within the home and community when needed.

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BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENTS
We utilize the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which uses evidence-based practices, to better understand the function of behaviours that interfere with daily living. We work with families and caregivers to develop an objective and ethical behaviour plan. 

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SPEECH THERAPY
We offer services for language delays/disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, language learning disabilities, auditory processing disorders and many more.  

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PARENT COUNSELLING
Our Affordable-50 program is expanding to the Autism Therapy world. Our resident graduate student; Rachael, has been working with children with autism and their families for the past 15 years.

OUR TEAM

Terrace Autism Therapy provides your family with the highest quality of services. #BetterIsPossible

 

Our team of therapists are all competent and practiced in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). We apply an individualized, ABA-based training process for each therapist involving 1:1 instruction, shadowing, supervised skills training, in-vivo and written feedback, as well as group training. Parents and guardians are welcome to get to know our staff and the qualifications they bring to our team. All of our previous experiences come together to create a diverse environment that benefits and supports our clients and families. Our programs are supervised by a Psychologist and two Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA). Our practices are in line with the standards and ethical practices set forth by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB). An integral part of our approach is collaborating with parents and guardians to create the most effective and enriching environment for individualized learning.

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CONTACT US

Ready to book with us? Looking for more information? Please do not hesitate to contact us! We’re here to help. Please fill out this form and a representative will be with you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you may also call us at (613) 831–1105 ext.107 or email
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F.A.Q

There are many different signs of a child having Autism. Every person with Autism is different, however, some common signs have been included in the info-graphic below. For more information, please see this article in our blog.

Just as with any diagnosis, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) can be frightening and confusing. If you notice signs of ASD or related developmental delay, it is important to seek out a diagnosis. Seeking help immediately is the best thing to do, as early intervention is a key to speeding up development and reducing the symptoms of Autism. A formal diagnosis can take a long time and could delay the effectiveness of treatment. Parents may be unsure when seeking treatment due to conflicting advice, confusion with funding, and the uncertainty of programming specific to their child. Although many parents have been told that ASD is incurable and that their child will not outgrow it, it is important for them to remain optimistic about seeking treatment. The lives of people with ASD can greatly improve with a diversity of treatments that help them learn new skills and overcome a variety of developmental challenges. With the right treatment plan, love, support, and openness, anyone with ASD can grow and thrive.

BCBA means Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. A BCBA can create, develop and oversee programs and assessments as well as appropriately interpret the results of behavioural therapy for your child. To become certified, an individual completes the coursework to acquire their degree, gains experience within the field and must pass an examination administered by the BACB. This certification also requires the individual to adhere to a certain code of ethics, meaning that not just “anyone” can conduct these assessments and develop/oversee programs.

A Senior Therapist can participate in 1:1 instruction with supervision from a clinical director or supervising psychologist for their behavioural intervention work. They should have, or be working towards, a Master’s degree, and should have 6-12 months experience with the application of IBI in a centre. A Senior Therapist can supervise an Instructional Therapist. Instructional Therapists can also do 1:1 instruction, but mainly focus on monitoring the child’s daily/weekly progress and recording the data. Instructor Therapists bring with them a wide variety of experiences and a University and/or College education.

For centre-based programs, the child attends, and receives the majority of their treatment and services in-centre.  Services conducted in-centre occur in a highly structured and supervised environment, where access to important tools is readily made available for the child.

ABLLS-R stands for Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised. It is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for children with language delays. ABLLS-R contains a task analysis of many of the skills necessary to communicate successfully and learn from everyday experiences, and is comprised of two separate documents that are used to record data for each child. The ABLLS-R Guide provides strategies for analyzing the ABLLS data to determine learning opportunities and help with the selection of individualized educational objectives for each child. Below is an example of what an ABLLS-R tracking sheet may look like.