Services​

​"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". 
                                                                                                                                    - Nelson Mandela
​Autism Spectrum Screening Assessment
 
At IBI Behavioural Services, our psychologists offer comprehensive flat rate assessments that include; the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Psychoeducational Assessments and Childhood Developmental Assessments.  Our psychologist is a registered and licensed member of the CPO.  
​Assessment of Basic Learning and Language (ABLLS-R) and Intake Process
 
Upon entering services with us, all families will undergo an assessment intake process with our Director.  This includes a developmental history and a discussion of services to best suit your child's needs.  After the initial intake, within 3 to 5 days, an ABLLS-R assessment will be scheduled with one of our Senior Therapists.  This will determine the scope of programming needed to achieve your child's highest potential. 
 
Further data collection and assessment targeting specific behaviours may be discussed and addressed by the parents and Senior Therapist (ex: tantrums, aggression, self-injury, biting, non-compliance).  A behaviour intervention plan can be established and followed during treatment and modelled by the therapists for parents to carry out at home.
 
​​ABA/IBI Programming​

All programs are written and designed to fit your child's needs.  Our programs are carried out in a highly structured environment.  Our programs are based on cold probe trials and teaching methods, and incorporates the use of visual systems (ex: PECS), functional communication training, natural language paradigm and generalization techniques.  Our programs focus on joint attention and cooperation, visual performance, receptive/expressive language, play and leisure, social interaction, communication,  life skills, daily routines, small group instruction and classroom routines.  There is also a large focus on school academics such as; reading, writing, math, and spelling. Data is collected daily with each program and is monitored on a regular basis by the Instructor Therapist and the Senior Therapist.  *A therapy schedule will be developed that works with the families needs and busy schedules that incorporates the amount of hours and times requested by the family.
 
Parent Training is available upon request to help families and parents gain a better understanding of the programming goals in place for them to use at home and outside of therapy to maximize consistency for your child.  This includes; program goals, toilet training, behaviour management, and social interaction/communication among your family. 

PEAK RELATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

What is PEAK?

PEAK stands for Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge and involves teaching skills in a way that helps learners generalise and learn skills that they haven’t been taught as a result more easily. It is a curriculum that enables individuals to gain skills for free (without teaching) because of the way in which the teaching is mixed and combined, enabling learners to start using their own taught skills and strategies in order to learn new skills. It’s is really the true definition of teaching ‘learn to learn’ skills and it helps with promoting independence.

Who is PEAK suitable for?

PEAK is suitable for children aged 2 years up to 17 years of age.

How does PEAK assess skills?

PEAK assessments are divided into full assessments and pre-assessments that will thoroughly cover different skill areas. Full assessments are indirect assessments we complete by looking at a full list of skills and selecting skills we have seen our learners perform. It also contains quick pre-assessments that we can use to back our findings and more consistently pinpoint strengths and areas where our learners need support. Pre-assessments are direct assessments where we test skills with the learner on a one to one basis and observe them in the moment during sessions.

PEAK offers a range of programmes that cater for language acquisition needs and cover aspects of language that include:

  • Foundational learning skills (e.g. requests for what one wants, imitation, listening to instructions)

  • Perceptual learning skills (e.g. identifying and matching objects)

  • Verbal comprehension skills (e.g. answering questions)

  • Verbal reasoning (e.g. when told a situation, how the student would respond), Memory (this includes pre-requisites for remembering past events) and Maths skills (e.g. working with quantity, numbers and money).


 

​School Observation


 

Critical to your child's success is their education.  School observation helps educators and support staff to know your child's strengths and to help them support social and academic skills pertaining to your child.  The school observation includes:

  • Direct observation in school setting

  • Develop strategies for behaviour and communication

  • Assist with program modification and IEP development

  • Sensory integration

  • Promote your child's functional skills

  • Environmental manipulation to maximize generalization

  • Specialized programs (Ex: Visual aids)

  • Consultation and program support for school staff

​Funding

* Approved provider under the Ministry's new Ontario Autism Program (OAP)
* Kinark Central East Autism program provides ministry funding for children with an ASD diagnosis.  IBI Behavioural Services is an approved DFO-provider and accepts all Kinark direct-funding option (DFO) clients.
* We also service clients that receive DFO funding through Toronto Partnership for Autism Services (TPAS).
* Families can also access their extended healthcare benefits to make therapy a more affordable option

​Academic Tutoring


 

 

Some children may find it difficult to achieve his/her full academic potential.  A variety of factors such as the language used for giving instructions, a noisy atmosphere, being surrounded by people and an ever changing activity schedule can lead to your child becoming confused or frustrated.  Personalized tutoring at home provides a quiet and less distracting environment that benefits the child.  All academic programming is personalized to your childs unique needs.  We offer flexible scheduling to work with your families distinctive requirements.  We use proven strategies for learning and follow the Ontario cirriculum.  Going through the education system is not always easy, but with the right help and tools from teachers, parents and our dedicated tutors who are willing to work together, these children can obtain above and beyond their fullest potential.  

Academy Based Learning 


 

 

Our IBI Academy offers classroom based learning. Children are exposed to the natural classroom environment, with controlled factors. Students may be placed with one to one support to start, or placed in a small group pending entry assessment. Students are able to attend our program as an alternative to school. All entries pend clinical approval. 

Our Academy based programming is delivered under an ABA/IBI Model and is clinically overseen by our Clinical Psychologist. Students are exposed to the classroom in various ways that are set to meet their learning style. 

Formal evaluations, report cards, and bi weekly clinical evaluations are provided by our interdisciplinary team. 

Youth Transitional Services, Life Skill Development​


 

 

Our third location, Located at 680 Bayview Drive, Unit 1 and 2 in Barrie Ontario, focuses on youth and the development of "skills for life". This program is designed to service youth and pre teens,  funded under the Ontario Autism Program and is clinically overseen by our Registered Psychologist, Dr. James Porter (C,Psych.BCBA). Parents wishing to access services without funding may also apply for entry to the program directly through Amanda Baysarowich. 

The team that is involved with your child will run an initial assessment using the AFLS (Assessment of Functional Living Skills), or PEAK Assessment,  the team will then obtain parent goals from an initial intake and from that point, the programming goals will be established.

                                                                  Our newest program focuses on the following areas:

  • Independent life skills

  • Cooking

  • Cleaning

  • Laundry

  • Personal Hygiene 

  • Meal prep

  • Money management

  • Safe internet use (learning to use email)

  • Riding the bus and navigation of our community

  • Homework help

  • Assistance with Post secondary options

  • Resume building

  • Volunteer searching and opportunity

  • Job readiness skill planning

  • Shopping

  • Self regulation and emotional regulation

  • Social skills and social cues

  • Access to OT and SLP if deemed clinically appropriate at time of entry to the program

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