Behaviour, Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy - Ottawa
Behaviour, Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy
Monarch House Ottawa 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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|Tuesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am - 5:00pm|
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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.
Please click here to see the complete list of research done by and affiliated with Monarch House.
Resources & Downloads
A Handbook for Parents and Guardians
The Autism Parent Resource Kit - Government of Ontario
The handbook outlines the steps you can take in identifying developmental concerns and provides guidelines for next steps.
The Autism Parent Resource Kit is an online resource to help parents, caregivers, and families better understand autism and the range of services and support available in Ontario.
Minimum Qualifications of an ABA Provider/Company
Aphasia: Symptoms and When to seek Help
Compare and contrast the services available at Monarch House in Oakville with other competitors.
The pamphlet provides information about Aphasia, its symptoms and when you should seek out professional help.
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"ABA in Educational Settings - Home to School and School to Home" an educational video by Autism Ontario: https://vimeo.com/134349790
Access a developmental milestones checklist and print a free customized report for your child here: https://autism-u.com/milestoneassesment.do
Clinical Manager, Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Our Academy Kids program involves individual (1:1) or small group (2:1)instruction and includes two 1-hour sessions each week. Whether your child is typically developing and you want to give them a head start or has been identified with a delay, he/she may be eligible.
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.
This weekend group program will focus on teaching social and leisure (play) skills. Activities will focus around common preferred activities (as determined by a preference assessment) and may include structured physical games (e.g., Simon Says, parachute play, ball games), board games, crafts, and imaginative play. Specific social and leisure skill objectives for each child will be determined through an assessment conducted during the first session of each block in conjunction with family-identified goals.
Children’s Friendship Training
For children ages 7-12 who are facing challenges making and/or keeping friends. This 10-week, evidence-based group program has been proven effective with verbal children who have Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or delayed social skill development. Developed at UCLA, this program gives children the opportunity to learn social skills such as making good first impressions, being a good sport, showing respect towards adults, conversational skills, and more. This is a parent-assisted program; therefore, parent participation is mandatory at each session.
PEERS® is a manualized social skills training program for youth with social challenges. It has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents (Grades 8-12) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but is also appropriate for adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional challenges. This 12-week evidence-based program is for motivated adolescents who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session participants are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills during socialization activities (e.g., playing sports, board games, etc.). Parent participation is required and parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
Developmental Screening Clinic
This monthly clinic is 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:
- a behaviour analyst
- a speech-language pathologist
- an occupational therapist
ABA School Program
This small-group ABA program is aimed at children who have mastered most components of an early intervention curriculum but still require extra support to learn and thrive in a mainstream classroom. The program will focus on skill areas such as language and communication, play, social skills, and school readiness. Classroom curricula and each child’s individualized program will be developed and monitored by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) and programs will be implemented by Registered Behavior Technicians™ (RBT™).
Skills for Life Day Program
This small-group day treatment program is aimed at individuals with developmental disabilities (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, etc.), and acquired and traumatic brain injury. The program will be comprised of two streams: A Daily Living/Pre-Employment (DLP) Skills Supports stream and a Recreational stream. Within the DLP stream, the focus will be on practicing specific goals in the areas of adaptive and social skills. Within the Recreational Program, the focus will center on community participation and engagement. Programming will run in 12-week blocks throughout the year and classes will be supervised by Registered Behaviour Therapists (RBT) and volunteers. Clinical supervision will be provided by a Senior Behaviour Therapist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Monarch House is proud to partner with Autism Ontario to offer Project ImPACT. It is a 12 week evidence-based intervention that teaches social communication to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program is aimed at toddlers and young children, between the ages of 1 and 6. It uses a blend of developmental and naturalistic behaviour intervention (ABA) strategies. This program combines direct parent training in a small group format with individualized coaching sessions with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) to assist parents in applying the concepts and techniques presented.
Community Aphasia Programs
Monarch House facilitates group therapy for people living with aphasia via the Halton Peel Community Aphasia Programs. Our programs involve both small and large group activities and are intended for people who want to improve their communication. As an organization, we educate the community about aphasia and provide training and support to family members, friends, and caregivers.
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