The Birch Centre employs evidence- based
practices in implementing Applied Behavioural
Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural
Intervention (IBI) therapy. ABA based interventions are supported by research, are socially significant, and monitored for effectiveness.
Our experienced team of clinicians and therapists collaborate with families and utilize evidence -based principles of learning and behavior to tailor individualized treatment plans. The goal of ABA is to establish or enhance any skill that promotes independence and or quality of life for the child across multiple environments and people. Treatment goals can consist of, but not limited to;
Social or Interpersonal Skills
Adaptive & Self-Help Skills
School- Readiness Skills
Play & Leisure skills
Our ABA and IBI therapy programs are delivered in a 1:1 environment led by Instructor Therapists who work directly with your child, which are monitored by a Senior Therapist. Senior Therapists work to evaluate, develop, and implement client specific programming for each child. The Senior Therapists will work with a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who supervises all programs ensuring programs are designed to meet all areas of a child’s development. We use a collaborative approach as we work alongside other professionals to provide the best individualized treatment for your child.
Social Skills Groups
Social skills are targeted from the very beginning of
a TBCLD program. We understand that social skills are
critical for meaningful integration and success within
school and the community. Throughout the program,
specific areas are targeted dependent on the child’s
current skills and designed to address each child’s
The Birch Centre will soon be offering social group sessions in a fun, supportive, and interactive environment. Our groups will be run using the principles of ABA which is effective for children of all ages and abilities. Sessions will be fully customizable for each individual’s strengths and needs. We encourage parent involvement and feedback during their child’s involvement in the social skills groups. Our play-based and social skill groups will be available throughout the year. Please contact us to see what programs we are currently offering.
TBCLD provides consultation services which can take place in our centre, in your home, or community based. Once direct and indirect assessments are completed, analyzed and summarized the clinical
team will share and discuss assessment results with the family.
After an initial assessment of your child, consultations provide a better understanding of the child’s needs and priority goals. At this time, we will collaborate with the family to discuss goals and strategies to fit the child’s unique needs, and develop an individualized ABA program for your child.
At TBCLD we strongly encourage family involvement in the developmental learning journey of your child. As we focus goals based on the needs of the whole family, parent/caregiver involvement is essential to assist in producing positive outcomes for your child.We encourage Parent Coaching as it is essential to learn the specific techniques and strategies to support your child by incorporating them into their daily routines and activities. These strategies can help promote generalization and maintenance of skills. Our goal is to increase parent’s feelings of competence and have positive parent-child interactions.
Developing school readiness skills is among the most
common goals parents have for their child. ABA Therapy
can help prepare children to transition into a traditional
classroom experience by increasing or improving desired
behaviours that are needed to be ready for the school setting. Many of the skills ABA therapy teaches to prepare
for school include:
Participating in group activities such as circle time, music,art, and dance
Tolerance to staying seated during academic tasks
Lining up with peers
Responding to peer requests to play
Independent and group play skills
Learning in a group environment with distractions
Transitioning from preferred activities to non-preferred tasks
ABA therapy can help to prepare your child for their transition to school and increase their chances of success in the school environment.
We collaborate with everyone involved during each child’s
learning journey to promote consistency and communication for
your child’s success. Progress monitoring and ongoing
collaboration with parents, teachers, and other professionals
are the keys to success.
Speech Language Therapy
Speech-Language Therapists specialize in treating language delays, apraxia,
learning disability, voice disorders, swallowing and feeding, reading, writing, and
literacy. They employ a variety of strategies to improve a person's ability to communicate and meet the child’s needs. Services for SLP can be arranged at
Occupational Therapists can help children with sensory processing, attention,
and self-help skills. In addition, OTs help with skills that require controlled body
movements using large muscle groups known as Gross Motor Skills. Fine Motor
skills requiring small movements of the hand, fingers and wrists which are
necessary for performing everyday skills like toileting, brushing teeth, and
getting dressed are also targeted. Services for OT can be arranged at your
The Birch Centre partners with in-home service providers who offer home-based
ABA Services with a one-on-one therapist in the comfort of your home. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us for further information.