Parent Coaching Program (In-centre)
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Early Intervention: Step 1 (Ages 10 – 48 months years)
  • Helping parents identify the ways in which their child communicates and find the most effective and successful ways to interact with their child
  • Includes communication skills, verbal and non-verbal (gestures, eye contact), social skills such as imitation and early play skills
  • Can take the form of observation, online coaching and/or video feedback
  • Services provided by Speech-Language Pathologists (certified in the Early Start Denver Model)
  • Weekly 60 minute visits building relationships between the parent and child; 1:1 coaching with parents and child
  • 6-12 weeks over a care cycle
Early Intervention (In Centre) Program
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Early Intervention: Step 2 (Ages 2- 5 years) – In Centre
  • Targets skills across developmental domains (i.e., social attention, communication, imitation, play, daily living skills and joint attention)
    Features both adult and child as partners in learning, with data collection to support planning
  • Periodic consultations by an occupational therapy and a speech-language pathologist
1:1 Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) with a therapist at ISAND

Assessment Phase:
3-5 hour assessment and plan development

Treatment Phase (options):
1 hour/day; full time (5 days/week)
2 hours/day; full time (5 days/week)
Some part time slots available (2-3 days/week)

Early Intervention (In Home) Program
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Early Intervention: Step 2 (Ages 2- 5 years) – In Home
  • Targets skills across developmental domains (i.e., social attention, communication, imitation, play, daily living skills and joint attention) in home or childcare settings
  • Features both adult and child as partners in learning, with data collection to support planning
  • Opportunity for consultation or co-treated sessions with an occupational therapist and/or a speech-language pathologist
1:1 Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) with a therapist at home, in the community or in school/daycare

Assessment Phase:
3-5 hour assessment and plan development

Treatment Phase:
3 hour blocks: 2-3 days/week

COMING SOON: Ready for School Program
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Early Intervention: Step 3 (Ages 3-5 years)
  • Small groups (5 clients) conducted in pre-school format with a lead instructor and an assistant; based on the TDSB preschool curriculum and Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI); with Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) principles
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4513196/
  • Group screening visit
  • 3 hour sessions (morning or afternoon); 3 days per week
  • 16 week cycle (pilot program)
Social Peers Program
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Small Group (Ages 2-12)
  • Clients meet in small groups of 2+ same age peers; supported by clinicians from various clinical disciplines
  • Emphasis is on matching groups by level of support needed (for learning, communication, behavior)
  • Goals target verbal and non-verbal communication, sharing, turn taking, imitation, cooperation, negotiation and play skills based on the Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings: https://www.socialthinking.com/
  • 1/hour weekly
  • Screening visit required
Getting Social Program
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Ages 9+
  • Group intervention led by a Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Outings and activities are designed to support carryover of skills to school, community and home settings
  • Emphasis is on matching groups by level of support needed (for learning, communication, behavior)
  • Co-development of goals to target verbal and non-verbal communication, learning to be a social detective, recognizing social behaviors that are expected or unexpected, using the eyes, body and brain for interacting via Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings: https://www.socialthinking.com/
  • Small group of 2+ clients meet 1 hour weekly (matched by age and level of support needed)
  • After school times (1 hour weekly)
  • Screening visit required
NEW: Feeling Social: CBT and social cognition to address anxiety
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Ages 10+
  • Led by a speech-language pathologist and a clinical psychologist
  • Focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy with elements from the Social Thinking ™ curriculum: https://www.socialthinking.com/
  • Small group of 3+ clients meet 1 hour weekly during the seasonal care cycle over 10-13 weeks
  • Screening visit required
Behavioural Support Program (In-Centre)
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All ages – In Centre
  • 1:1 services to work on challenging behaviours with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) or Behavior Consultant
  • Services begin with an initial consultation phase, resulting in a customized behavioural plan, and a custom intervention model (different for each client)
Consultation Phase (4 weeks)

  • Week 1: parent session (1 session)
  • Week 2: meeting with client (1 session)
  • Week 3: therapist develops behavioural plan
  • Week 4: follow up session to formalize plan

Treatment Phase (model is based on the custom plan)

  • 4, 8, or 12 weeks
  • 60 minute or 120 minute sessions
  • 1, 2, or 3 sessions per week
NEW: Positive Family Intervention Group
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All ages – Group
  • A parent education program (led by a behavior specialist) with group training, followed by individualized development of a child-specific behavioural plan
  • Follow up visits at home (or in the community)
  • Parents track progress and insights via journaling and data collection
8 week program:

  • 3 weeks 2-hour parent group sessions (in-centre)
  • behavioural plan development and review (1:1 session with a therapist)
  • weekly in-home intervention by behavior consultants (4 weeks)
Martial Arts
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Ages 12+
  • Support for participation in community-based Kung Fu classes using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural strategies
  • Coached by a social worker/Kung Fu master
  • custom recommendation; limited spots available (off site)
Yoga
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Ages 4 to adult
  • Focus on movement, breathing, imitation skills
  • Rhythmic movement training to help developmental reflexes (calm and focus)
  • In-centre individual sessions
  • School-age child with parent group sessions in studio (nearby); 8-10 week sessions
  • Teen/Young adult sessions
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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COMING SOON: All ages
  • Individual sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Parent training program
  • Professional training lectures (in-centre or on location by request)
Individual Assessment:
6-8 weeks of diagnostic therapy

Individual Treatment:
Weekly individual speech-language therapy

Group Treatment:
Matched by language and developmental functioning level; typically after some individual sessions

Feeding Clinic (Fridays)
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All ages – Feeding Clinic
  • An integrated team approach including a dietician, occupational therapist, with additional support from behaviour therapy, speech-language pathology, psychology and/or physicians as needed
  • Provides a culturally sensitive focus on the family’s goals and targeted foods
  • Incorporates both internal factors (sensory sensitivities, oral-motor control, regulation, allergies, anxiety, medical history) and external factors (setting, schedules, feeding tools, food insecurity, caregiver interactions)
9 week block

  • 90 minute assessment by a dietician and occupational therapist with the parent AND client present
  • 60 minute weekly follow up appointments with the occupational therapist to include regulation activities, and transition to eating, and adaptations to the feeding environment over an 8 week block
  • 30 minute follow up appointments with the dietician for coaching and monitoring for the parent, every other week