Autism Assessment and Treatment - ON
There are many early indicators of autism. The following signs are possible indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Your child does not need to demonstrate all of the indicated behaviours to come in for a screening:
Does not respond to their name by 12 months of age and may seem deaf
Does not point to objects to share interest with others by 14 months of age
Avoids eye contact and wants to be alone
Does not speak, or uses very few words at 18 months of age
Displays behavioural difficulties (e.g., overreacts to small changes, shows a limited range of interest, has trouble sleeping/toileting/eating a variety of foods)
Free Developmental Screening Clinics
At Monarch House we offer a free of charge, drop-in service for parents to address questions and/or concerns regarding their child’s development. The clinic is run by a qualified team of professionals, including Behaviour Analysts, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists who will be available to provide brief consultation in the areas of behaviour, speech, language, pre-literacy skills, and motor development. The results of the screening will be discussed with parents and are meant to indicate which areas are following typical development and others which should be monitored more closely.
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Already have a diagnosis?
Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) are educated and experienced in the scientific study of learning and behaviour. They develop and monitor intensive ABA programs carried out by Instructor Therapists (IT) or Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT). They may also consult to family members or other professionals in order to address behaviour challenges that may range from toileting and parenting skills to extreme problem behaviour. Our model of care ensure that the family is at the centre of all decision making.
Our interdisciplinary team of highly qualified staff include Occupational Therapists, Registered Psychologists, Pediatricians, Behaviour Analysts/Consultants, Speech Language Pathologists, Behaviour Interventionists and Counselors to ensure your child receives the best autism treatment.