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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.

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Monarch House - Burnaby

2025 Willingdon Ave
Suite 810
Burnaby, BC
V5C 0J3
778.331.0341 fax


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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
Clinic Features:
Free Parking
Late Hours
Wheelchair Accessible
Specialized Services Available At This Location
[ click each service below for more information ]

Our Programs

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


Free Developmental Screening: Burnaby

Monarch House is pleased to offer free developmental screening clinics. This monthly clinic is 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



Last Thursday of each month:

January 31st 2019
February 28th 2019
March 28th 2019
April 25th 2019
May 30th 2019
June 27th 2019

Hours: From 09:00 am to 10:00 am


Spring Break Camps

Monarch House Burnaby is proud offer fun Spring Break Camps this March.

Join us March 18th to 22nd for an Art & Nature camp, where kids can indulge in fun activities like trail walks, canvas art, scavenger hunts, gardening and so much more! Or if your child likes building things and science join us March 25th to 29th for a Construction and Science camp, where kids can participate in fun activities involving Lego, recycling and science experiments.

The camps are for kids aged 6 to 12.The costs for the camps are $500 per child for the week. The camps will run on the allocated weeks between 9am and 3:30pm. The registration deadline is March 9th 2019.

Register today! As spots are limited.

If you have any questions or would like to register please contact us at 604.205.9204 or email Danielle Busayong at



March 18th – 22nd 2019
March 25th – 29th 2019

Hours: From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm


Resources & Downloads


A Handbook for Parents and Guardians

A Handbook for Teachers

The handbook outlines the steps you can take in identifying developmental concerns and provides guidelines for next steps.


The handbook outlines the steps professionals can take in identifying developmental concerns and how to support the child and parents.


Handbook for Parents and Guardians Handbook for Teachers


Monarch House Services Pamphlet - Simplified Chinese


Monarch House Services Pamphlet - Traditional Chinese

The pamphlet outlines the various services that Monarch House offers. The pamphlet outlines the various services that Monarch House offers.
Monarch House Services Pamphlet - Simplified Chinese Monarch House Services Pamphlet - Traditional Chinese











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