Behaviour, Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy – Trafalgar
Behaviour, Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy
Monarch House Trafalgar is dedicated to supporting individuals and their families across the lifespan and responding to their ever-changing needs. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA), Speech-Language Pathologists, and Occupational Therapists work both collaboratively and individually as required to deliver evidence-based treatment to achieve the most successful outcomes. Services are provided in our centre, clients’ homes, and in specialized housing settings.
|Monday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
[ click each service below for more information ]
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.
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).
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.
Manager of Complex Behaviour Services, Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Katie Van Gammeren
Speech-Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
Lead Behaviour Therapist
Lead Behaviour Therapist
Date & Time
Clinic – Open House
Monarch House is pleased to celebrate the opening of the new Trafalgar site. Families and members of the community are invited to come see the new site, meet the staff, and learn more about the programs and services offered.
April 8th, 2019
Resources & Downloads
"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
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.
Scherbak, B. & Cook, J. L. (2016, November). Presentation to the pediatrics club. Invited seminar presented to medical students at The University of Toronto, UTM, Mississauga, ON.
Poster Presentations (Research or Clinical Case Studies)
- Haesen, J. M., & Scherbak, B. E. (2017, May). Case Study: The Gradual Reduction of Problem Behaviour of an Adult in a Residential Setting. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysts International, Denver, CO.
For a complete list of research done by and affiliated with Monarch House please click here.