Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to understanding and teaching socially significant behaviours. ABA is used to teach communication, develop cognitive skills, address academic progress, teach appropriate behaviours, self-regulation, and social skills. Reinforcement is at the core of instruction and creates a positive learning environment for all students. Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) is a more intense form of ABA that consists of 20+ hours/week of therapy. ABA/IBI therapy services are provided in a 1:1 setting, or may be implemented in daycare settings as needed. Goals are determined by parents and Senior Therapists working on your child's program. All programs are based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis and individualized to target areas to maximize your child's developmental potential. All programs are approved by the Ontario Autism Program's Direct Funded Option (OAP/DFO).
ASPEN currently offers limited-space in-clinic ABA/IBI therapy in Ottawa's East and West ends. Programs available are 1:1 in-person, 1:1 online, social groups (on hold due to covid-19) and school readiness program. The school readiness program is geared toward students entering JK-Grade 1 and offered at our East end location only. All programs are approved by the Ontario Autism Program's Direct Funded Option (OAP/DFO).