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Clinical Programs

Clinical Programs will offered during ISAND care cycles when there is enough demand. All programs may not be offered during every care cycle. Availability and pricing will be confirmed during an intake conversation.

  • Social Peers Program +

    Format: Virtual or In-Person options are available
    Session length: 60 minutes per session
    Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
    Eligibility: Ages 3-18
    Screening Visit: required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
    Description:
     Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
     Groups consist of similar aged peers working on similar goals, similar support needs for language, behaviour, etc., and/or have some similar interests;
     Groups facilitated by ISAND clinicians from a variety of backgrounds;
     Goals to be addressed include: verbal and non-verbal communication; sharing; turn taking; cooperation; negotiation and play skills based on the Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings https://www.socialthinking.com
    Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

  • Behaviour Intervention Program (interim Early Intervention) +

    Format: In Person sessions available In-Centre or In-Home
    Session length: two (2) or three (3) hours per session, for up to three (3) sessions per week
    Program Length: The Program is delivered during ISAND Care cycles of (approximately) twelve weeks. Individuals typically participate for several consecutive care cycles and average eighteen (18) months (full Early Intervention) total in the program.
    Eligibility: Ages 18 months – 6 years
    Screening Visit: Not Required
    Description:
     One to One intervention;
     Therapy provided by Behaviour Therapist under the supervision of BCBA;
     Goals to be determined individually and will be based on ESDM checklists.
     Goals will be developed in conjunction with the family and will address some, or all, of the following domains: Receptive Communication; Expressive Communication; Social Skills; Imitation; Cognition; Play: Fine and Gross Motor; Behaviour; Personal Independence
     Goal progression and Plan will be reviewed regularly and at family request.
    Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

  • Behaviour Intervention Program (BIP) +

    Format: Virtual or In-Person options are available
    Session Length: Individualized dependent on client needs (typically 1-2 hours per week)
    Program Length: The BIP is delivered during ISAND Care Cycles of (approximately) twelve weeks. Length of participation depends on individualized behaviour change goals.
    Eligibility: All ages with some exceptions based on individual treatment goals/expectations. To be confirmed at Intake.
    Intake Meeting: An initial intake meeting is conducted with the client and/or family to gather detailed client history and information, discuss behaviour concerns, and begin to prioritize goals for behaviour change.
    Behaviour Plan: An individualized behaviour plan is created for the client and/or family, which may consist of any of the following, depending on identified needs: a) skill-building goals; b) parent coaching goals; c) a plan to reduce challenging behaviour and/or increase desired behaviours.
    Description:
     One to one intervention or small group format
     Therapy provided by BCBA, or a Behaviour Consultant under the supervision of a BCBA
     May consist of any one or combination of the following: direct therapy with the client individually or in a small group; parent coaching to implement behaviour-based strategies at home or in the community; coaching for other service providers who work with the client (teacher, daycare worker, other service providers).
     Goals will be developed in conjunction with the client and/or family and will be highly individualized depending on needs
     Goal progression and Behaviour Plan will be reviewed regularly and at client or family request
    Cost: A detailed Behaviour Intervention Program service agreement outlining all costs and ISAND policies will be provided to the client and/or family prior to services beginning.

  • Feeling Social: CBT and social cognition to address anxiety +

    Format: Virtual or In-Person options are available
    Session length: 60 minutes per session, one (1) session per week
    Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
    Eligibility: Ages 10+
    Screening Visit: required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
    Description:
     Small group sessions of 3-5 participants;
     Groups facilitated by a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Clinical Psychologist;
     Focus is on Cognitive-Behavioural T (CBT)herapy and elements from the Social Thinking ™ curriculum;
     Targets social and emotional well-being by addressing social anxiety;
     Through the program, participants will learn:
    o the foundations of CBT (feelings, thoughts, and actions);
    o how to apply these foundations to reduce social anxiety;
    o mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety;
    o social concepts including thinking with your eyes, following a group plan, being a flexible thinker
    o social problem solving strategies
     Participants will practice implementing new social cognition skills in the group
    Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

  • Health and Fitness Academy +

    Format: Virtual and In-Person Formats may be offered
    Session length:
     Sixty (60) minutes per session in-person, one (1) time per week
     Sixty (60) minutes per session virtual, one (1) times per week
    Program Length: Program runs six (6) weeks. Admission to program can occur part way through the six (6) weeks
    Eligibility: Ages 12+
    Screening Visit: Not required
    Description:
     Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
     Groups facilitated by ISAND Occupational Therapist (OT);
     Designed to help participants become stronger, healthier, more self-confident;
     Activities will focus on:
    o Cardio and strengthening exercises;
    o Mindfulness and self-regulation;
    o Health, active living;
    o Self-empowerment
    o Assertiveness
    o Self-confidence;
    Cost: First two sessions are free. Remaining sessions coat $20 per virtual and in-person. Fees generously supported by a grant from Goodlife Kids Foundation

  • Getting Social Program +

    Format: Virtual and In-Person Formats may be offered
    Session length: 60 minutes per session
    Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
    Eligibility: Ages 8+
    Screening Visit: Required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
    Description:
     Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
     Groups facilitated by a Speech-Language Pathologist;
     Groups consist of similar aged peers working on similar goals, similar support needs for language, behaviour, etc., and/or have some similar interests;
     Activities and outings are designed to support carryover of skills to school, community, and home settings;
     Goals are co-developed for group and individual participants and will address: verbal and non-verbal communication; learning to be a “Social detective”; recognizing expected and unexpected social behaviours; using the eyes, body and brain for interacting via Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings https://www.socialthinking.com
    Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

  • Parent Education series: Learning in the Natural Environment +

    Format: Virtual, combination of group and individual sessions
    Session length: Six (6) 90 minute group sessions, AND three (3) 45 minute individual sessions
    Program Length: Six weeks
    Eligibility: Parents of children six (6) years and younger with a diagnosis of ASD, developmental disability or delays across multiple developmental domains who wish to incorporate more learning opportunities and child/care-giver interactions at home
    Screening Visit: Not Required
    Description:
     Group sessions provided by two therapists and may include a Behaviour Consultant and a BCBA ;
     Six (6) week group sessions to be completed over six (6) consecutive weeks
     Three (3) individual 45 minute sessions to be scheduled throughout the six weeks
     Designed for parents wishing to develop a repertoire of strategies to help their child become more socially engaged with others, increase communication skills, expand play routines, and increase flexibility in play;
     Will provide parents with steps to: increase positive interactions with their child; create opportunities for learning during play activities and daily routines

    Thanks to a generous donation by the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto, the price for this program has been reduced to $500.

  • Living a Social Life +

    Format: Virtual
    Session length: 60 minutes per session
    Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
    Eligibility: Ages 18+
    Screening Visit: completion of intake form and initial (virtual) screening required
    Description:
     Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
     Groups facilitated by a Speech & Language Pathologist;
     This program is designed for those with nuanced social skill challenges and could include individuals with ASD, ADHD, or other challenges, who function with the normal limits of language and cognition. Using the Social Thinking framework TM (www.socialthinking.com), group participants will discuss abstract concepts including: thoughts; feelings; goal setting; and
    social consequences;
     Potential candidates are asked to complete the intake form independently;
     Topics to be discussed include: Independent living and social interactions; the World of Work – how to be connected at work; Recreational World – joining in on activities and relationships.
     Through discussion, videos and skill building activities, you will enjoy increased confidence in social communication at home, at work, and at play.
    Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

  • Parent Education series: Managing Challenging Behaviours +

    Format: Virtual, combination of group and individual sessions
    Session length: Six (6) 90 minute group sessions, AND three (3) 45 minute individual sessions
    Program Length: Six weeks
    Eligibility: Parents of children ten (10) years and younger displaying challenging behaviours including: non-compliance; tantrums; rigidity in routines; etc. This program is NOT intended to address severe or complex behaviour such as self-injury, serious aggression, property destruction, or rumination.
    Screening Visit: Not Required
    Description:
     Group sessions provided by two therapists and may include a Behaviour Consultant and a BCBA ;
     Six (6) week group sessions to be completed over six (6) consecutive weeks
     Three (3) individual 45 minute sessions to be scheduled throughout the six weeks
     Target goals to help parents develop: a repertoire of behaviour management tools; increased confidence when addressing common challenging behaviours; more positive interactions and a better understanding of their child’s behaviours

    Thanks to a generous donation by the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto, the price for this program has been reduced to $500.

  • Martial Arts +

    Format: custom recommendation; limited spots available (off site)
    Eligibility: Ages 12+
    Description:
     Support for participation in community-based Kung Fu classes using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural strategies
     Coached by a social worker/Kung Fu master

  • Yoga +

    Format: In-centre individual sessions, Teen/Young adult sessions, School-age child with parent group sessions in studio (nearby); 8-10 week sessions
    Eligibility: Ages 4 to adult
    Description:
     Focus on movement, breathing, imitation skills
     Rhythmic movement training to help developmental reflexes (calm and focus)

  • Early Intervention (In Centre) Program +

    Early Intervention: Step 2 (Ages 2- 5 years) – In Centre

    1. Targets skills across developmental domains (i.e., social attention, communication, imitation, play, daily living skills and joint attention)
    2. Features both adult and child as partners in learning, with data collection to support planning
    3. Periodic consultations by an occupational therapy and a speech-language pathologist
    4. 1:1 Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) with a therapist at ISAND

    Assessment Phase:
    5.5 hour assessment and plan development
    Treatment Phase (options):

    1. 3 hours sessions x 2sessions per week
    2. 2 hours sessions x 3 sessions per week
    3. 2 hours sessions x 2 sessions per week
  • Early Intervention (In Home) Program - Temporarily On Hold +

    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

  • Positive Family Intervention Group - Temporarily On Hold +

    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)

  • Ready for School Program - Temporarily On Hold +

    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)

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