ABA Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy & Occupational Therapy – Burnaby
Behaviour, Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy
Monarch House Burnaby improves access, coordinates treatment, and focuses on results for families and individuals with developmental delays, disabilities, and changing needs throughout their lifespan. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA), speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists work collaboratively and individually as required to deliver evidence-based treatment in our centres, clients’ homes and schools, and in specialized housing settings. We are committed to continuous learning and conduct research to advance understanding and provide the most effective treatments possible.
We can offer services in English and the above languages. Please contact us to learn more about availability.
|Monday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am - 6:30pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 5:00pm|
Speech-Language Pathologist, Clinical Practice Leader, Clinical Manager
Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, Behaviour Consultant
Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, Behaviour Consultant
Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, Behaviour Consultant
Junior Behaviour Consultant
Occupational Therapist - Clinical Practice Leader
Registered Clinical Counsellor
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Private diagnosis for ASD
Our diagnostic services provide timely access to professionals who are qualified to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders in British Columbia. All autism assessments for diagnosis at Monarch House adhere to the BCAAN Standards and qualify to access the Provincial Autism Funding. At a time when early intervention is critical an assessment at Monarch House will give you access to funding up to 12 months earlier than if you complete an assessment through the public route.
Our private assessments for autism diagnosis:
- No waitlist
- Allow families to access up to $22,000 additional government funding to use towards their child's treatment
- Are supported by our service coordinator, who provides information and support to families before, during, and after the assessment process
- Are provided by skilled, registered professionals in the area of ASD
Our interdisciplinary team of highly qualified staff include Occupational Therapists, Registered Psychologists, Pediatricians, Behaviour Analysts/Consultants, Speech Language Pathologists, Behaviour Interventionists and Counsellors to ensure your child receives the best autism treatment.
Groups (Social skills, Life skills, Motor skills)
At Monarch House, all therapy is based on best practices and a client centered or family-centred approach, this means you (our client) are involved in every decision made regarding your treatment plan. Using evidence based best practices we help our clients develop skills that can benefit them in home, work/school, and community activities. Our services are provided in one-on-one session or group format.
Our team of Occupational Therapists can help with:
- Fine Motor and Gross Motor Development
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Sensory processing difficulties
- Self care including Feeding, sleeping, toileting, hygiene
- Independent living skills such as organization, financial planning, cooking, household maintenance
- Vocational skills
Spring break and summer camps
Daily activities in the community that will expand your child’s interests and opportunities, foster community relationships and make new friends!
Workshops for families and the community
As an organization, we educate the community about various disabilities and provide training and support to family members, friends, and caregivers.
Social Skills Groups
This group focuses on developing social skills necessary to successfully interact in typical community settings. Skill areas covered include understanding others perspectives, thoughts, belies and intention of others, and emotional regulation and awareness in self and others.
Sibling Support Groups
A group designed for siblings of individuals with ASD. Topics covered will include understanding ASD (why does my brother or sister act this way?), how to interact with my sibling and making friends with other kids who also have a sibling with ASD.
One on One Services with Behaviour interventionist
All programs delivered by your therapist will be regularly monitored and modified by the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (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 7.5* 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.
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.
One on One Services with clinicians (BC, SLP, OT)
Monarch house offers one on one services with our team of expert clinicians like Behaviour Consultants (BC), Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) and Occupational therapists (OT). Our team provides assessment and treatment to individuals with speech, language, communication, and social skills concerns. Our therapy follows best practice guidelines where intervention goals are individually developed, progress against goals is consistently measured, and outcomes are shared with parents/clients on a regular basis.
One on One tutoring with Tutor
We offer one on one tutoring sessions with tutors experienced in a variety of subjects and with a variety of learning difficulties.
Group therapy (Social and Life Skills)
At Monarch House, we offer a variety of different recreational programs to individuals who are affected by any behavioural, communication, learning, and/or developmental delay. Our groups are run by clinicians enrolled in or in receipt of a Master’s degree program. All of our groups include a brief parent and individual assessment and goal setting session where an individualized program is designed and goals are worked on in a peer group with similar goals.
Under 6 Social skills group
This group focuses on developing social skills necessary to successfully interact in typical community settings. Skill areas covered include understanding others perspectives, thoughts, beliefs and intention of others, and emotional regulation and awareness in self and others.
Over 6 Social Skills group - Children’s Friendship Training
Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence-based, group-format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children ages 7 – 12 with ASD.
It has been proven effective with verbal children who have high-functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome. This program was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where it has been used and studied for over 20 years with more than 1,000 families.
This program gives children the opportunity to learn:
- Conversational skills
- How to make a good first impression
- How to “play detective” to find common interests
- How to join a group of kids at play
- How to handle rejection, teasing and bullying
- How to be a good host on a play date
- How to be a good winner
- How to be a good sport
- How to show respect towards adults
Date & Time
Every Friday night (with the exception of stat holidays), children and their siblings will have the opportunity to participate in fun activities at Monarch House Burnaby. Each week will follow a different theme of activities that are inclusive to all who attend. Recreation opportunities are provided by Behaviour Interventionists working at Monarch House. While the kids are having fun, parents have the opportunity to go shopping, eat dinner or read a book!
COST: $5 per child
RSVP by Wednesday of that Week
Every Friday from September 14th to December 14th, 2018
Hours: From 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Free Developmental Screening: Burnaby
Monarch House is pleased to offer free developmental screening clinics. This monthly clinic is a free of charge, drop-in service for parents to address questions and/or concerns regarding their child’s development.
These clinics provide a brief 15 minute consultation on your child’s speech and language skills, motor skills, problem solving skills and personal/social skills The clinic is run by a qualified team of professionals, including behavior analysts, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists.
The results of screening are discussed with parents and are meant to indicate which areas are following typical development and which areas should be monitored more closely or require further assessment. The aim is to either support or refute your concerns and advise if a formal assessment is required.
Open to children ages 1 to 5.5 years old. No Referrals needed.
For more information or to register contact 604.205.9204 or email@example.com
Last Thursday of each month:
Hours: From 09:00 am to 10:00 am
Resources & Downloads
Our expert team at Monarch House is dedicated to improving the understanding of evidence-based treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other communication, learning and motor disorders. Utilizing the latest technologies, best practices and many years of clinical experience, our team has produced a number of contributions to the scientific literature, yielding a growing body of evidence for treatment as well as improvements in clinical practice, which can be seen in our work at Monarch House.
Research Publications (Peer-Reviewed)
- Frewing, T. M., Tanner, A., Bonner, A. C., Baxter, S., & Pastrana, S. J. (2015). The immediate and subsequent effects of response interruption and redirection on vocal stereotypy and heart rate. European Journal of Behavior Analysis, 16, 1-11. Click to access the survey
- Tanner, A., & Andreone, B. E. (2015). Using graduated exposure and differential reinforcement to increase food repertoire in a child with Autism. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 8, 233-240. Click to access the survey
Poster Presentations (Research or Clinical Case Studies)
- O'Brien, D. (2016, January). Teaching attending to children with autism. Presented at the annual autism conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, in New Orleans, LA. Also presented January 2016 at the annual conference for the British Columbia Association of Behaviour Analysis, Vancouver, BC
- Tanner, A., & Andreone, B. (2015, January) Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorder: A non-aversive treatment package. Presented at the annual autism conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Las Vegas, NV.
For a complete list of research done by and affiliated with Monarch House please click here.