Early Intervention Services
ABA is commonly used as an early intervention methodology to help children learn how to learn. Modern ABA is a based upon the foundations and principles of behaviourism. Its roots can be traced back to psychologists such as B. F. Skinner and Dr. Ole Ivar Lovaas.
As a type of behavioural therapy ABA initially focuses on discrete trials: brief periods of one-on-one instruction, during which a teacher cues a behaviour, prompts the appropriate response, and provides reinforcement to the child. Originally known as behaviour modification, ABA is now used worldwide and five decades of clinical and academic research support its practice.
An ABA program is an instructional curriculum tailored specifically to meet the development and learning needs of individual children. While 20 hours of intervention is commonly cited as the recommended minimum number of required hours, the actual hours of intervention per week that each child receives is directly related to the child's needs and level of development.
One on One Therapy
Children attend one on one sessions with a trained therapist targeting specific skills outlined in the child's program that has been developed specifically for that child. This program is closely monitored by the Director of Therapy along with progress meetings with family and therapists that are held fortnightly.
The Little Souls classroom is comprised of children with Autism and typically developing children, Little Souls offers a unique opportunity for the development of social relatedness skills through planned opportunities for peer interaction facilitated by our trained educators.
Small Group Therapy
Small group therapy is designed for children who have a basic level of communication skills and the ability to participate in a group environment. The aim of this program is to promote and support peer interaction and communication with minimal involvement of the therapist. The areas covered during small group therapy are flexible based on the student’s interests, strengths and challenges