Comprehensive ABA (Intensive Behaviour Therapy)

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Intensive Behaviour Therapy (IBI)

Monarch House provides an array of services for individuals with behaviour disorders or behaviour challenges. Our services are specifically tailored to meet the unique needs of every individual throughout all phases of their life. Clients or caregivers decide if they would like therapy to be focused at home, in the community, or in our purpose-built centre.

How can we help?

At Monarch House, all therapy is based on best practices and a family-centred approach; this means you are involved in every decision in your child’s treatment plan. Using evidence-based best practices we help your child develop skills that can benefit them in their home, school, and within community settings. All of our accredited professionals within our comprehensive ABA services meet provincial standards to comply with government funding requirements. At Monarch House, a diagnosis is not required in order to obtain intensive behaviour therapy services.

We can help with:

  • assessment of baseline skills utilizing industry standard tools
  • development of a comprehensive curriculum that targets skill acquisition across multiple domains (e.g., attending skills, visual skills, listener skills, imitation, speech/vocalization development, requesting, labelling, communication/conversation skills, play skills, group skills, social skills, pre-academic and academic skills, gross and fine motor skills, self-help skills, and activities of daily living)
  • assessment of problem behaviours (i.e., those interfering with learning or impacting on the individual’s health) and development of behaviour intervention plans

If you have concerns that are not listed here please call us and we can help.

What does Comprehensive ABA (Intensive Behaviour Therapy) look like?

A Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®) is responsible for all behaviour services. After an initial and thorough behaviour assessment is completed utilizing industry standard assessment tools, an Intervention Service Plan (ISP), specific to your child, is developed. A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT™) or behaviour therapist, with oversight from the BCBA®, will work with your child to implement the goals and targets outlined in the intervention plan. All programs delivered by your therapist will be regularly monitored and modified by the BCBA® according to the most stringent requirements set out by either the Behaviour Analytic Certification Board (BACB) and/or the funder. At Monarch House, a behaviour therapist will work with your child for a minimum of 10* hours a week in your home, in the centre, or in a combination of both. Regular family meetings are included in the comprehensive/Intensive Behaviour Intervention program. In these meetings parents are able to collaborate with the BCBA® in modifying current goals and creating new ones for their child.

* Although 10 hours/week is the minimum requirement for a comprehensive ABA program at Monarch House, the BACB recommends a minimum of 30 – 40 hours per week in order to provide the intensity required to obtain the outcomes as supported in the scientific literature.

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT™)

As part of our dedication to the advancement of best practices in the field of behaviour analysis, our therapists at Monarch House undergo certification as registered behaviour technicians.

What is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT™)

An RBTTM is a paraprofessional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA-D®, BCBA® or BCaBA®. The RBTTM is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of skill-acquisition and behaviour-reduction plans developed by the supervising behaviour analyst. The RBTTM also collects data and conducts certain types of assessments (e.g., stimulus preference assessments) within the scope of their practice.

Why is the credential important?

To current clients and prospective clients, the RBTTM credential signifies a higher standard of service; RBTs are better trained, more qualified, and more reputable than therapists without the credential.

A look at Registered Behavior Technician (RBTTM) requirements

The training requirements for all candidates are as follows:

  • The training must cover all of the tasks and subtasks in the RBT Task List and the Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts that have been designated as being relevant for behaviour technicians.
  • The cumulative duration of training must be at least 40 hours within a 6 month period.
  • At least 3 hours of the training must be devoted to ethics and professional conduct.
  • The training may be a classroom format (e.g., lecture-based) or experiential (e.g., role-playing) in nature.
  • The training must be conducted by a registered BACB® certificant (BCBA-D®, BCBA®, BCaBA®, or FL-CBA).
  • The training must include a brief overview of the BCBA® and BCaBA® credentials, as well as the roles of the RBTTM, BCaBA®, and BCBA® in relation to each other.


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Our professionals develop an intervention plan for each client based on the information gathered from assessments and integrate those findings with the family’s priorities. We use best practice guidelines and integrate evidence from quality published research into our services.