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Behaviour, Speech-Language, Occupational Therapy - Waterloo

Behaviour, Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy

Monarch House Waterloo 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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Overview

Services

Our Programs

Our Team

Events

Resources & Downloads

Research

Monarch House - Waterloo

641 King Street West
Kitchener, ON
N2G 1C7
519.514.5770
226.646.1287 fax
Hours
Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Clinic Features:
Free Parking
Late Hours
Wheelchair Accessible
Specialized Services Available At This Location
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Our Programs

Small group programs

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™).

 

One on One ABA therapy

Can occur in the home, centre, community or a combination of these (home- based / centre-based / school / community)

  • Includes 9 - 40 hours per week of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)therapy
  • Are developed and monitored by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®(BCBA) and delivered by Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT™)or ABA Therapists
  • Additional consultation from other professionals (e.g., BCBA-D™,Speech-Language Pathologist, and/or Occupational Therapist),is also available on parent request

 

Parent coaching

Monarch House believes in providing the right support, at the right time. Our parent coaching model provides families of children needing specialized or consultative services with expert intensive support, with the goal of building capacity in families in their ability to facilitate the development of their children. We incorporate parent/caregiver education, intensive initial parent training, and ongoing service plan development and oversight. Parent education topics will be determined based on areas of need, including but not limited to, diagnosis/autism, evidence-based intervention, service planning, data collection, social communication, challenging behaviour, learning, motor development, community inclusion, meal time, toileting, sleep routines, and play.

 

Social skills groups

Monarch House - Waterloo uses evidence-based practice to improve social skills and flexibility in children. The social groups at Monarch House-Waterloo allow for children to practice their social skills with children who are also learning and then use those tools in other environments. Our social groups are tailored to the individual needs of children as we aspire to have each child reach their goals. These social groups are truly social, as we look to achieve the children working together to reach daily goals, give reinforcement for encouraging others and find things in common with their peers. We have seen success in our social groups that assist children with emotional regulation and flexibility, as well as making meaningful connections with their peers.

Events

 

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Date & Time


Monthly Developmental Screening Clinic
Children ages birth to 6 years old

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 behaviour analysts, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists who will be available to provide brief consultation in the areas of behaviour, speech, language, pre-literacy skills, and motor development.

The results of screening will be discussed with parents and are meant to indicate which areas are following typical development and others which should be monitored more closely.

No Referrals needed. Drop-ins are also welcomed. 

For more information or to register, contact us at 519.514.5770 or waterloo@monarchhouse.ca

 

 

September 27th, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am

October 25th, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am

November 29th, 2018

9:00am - 11:00am


 

     

Research

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 Articles & Reviews

 
 
  • 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, Volume 8 (2), pp. 233-240. doi: 10.1007/s40617-015-0077-9

 

 

 
  • Cook, J. L, Rapp, J. T., Frazer, T. J., Gomes, L. A., & Lindblad, T. L. (2014). Effects of Verbal Reprimands on Targeted and Untargeted Stereotypy.Behavioral Interventions, Volume 29 (2), pp. 106-124. doi: 10.1002/bin.1378

 

 

 
  • Cook, J. L, Rapp, J. T., Frazer, T. J., Gomes, L. A., & Lindblad, T. L. (2012). Developing stimulus control of stereotypy: A failure to produce inhibitory stimulus control. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2012). How do you increase speech intelligibility (articulation skills) or the variability in the sounds produced by children with autism spectrum disorders? Science in Autism Treatment, 9(3)

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  • Lindblad, T.L. (2011). Assessment and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Shift in Practice. CASLPA Communique, Focus on Autism, Volume 25, No.4, Fall 2011, pp. 8-9.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T. L., Maisels, K. L., & Romero, E. R. (2011). A Direct Comparison of Selection-based vs. Topography-based Manding in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2007, February). Working with difficult children. CASLPO Today, 5(1), 31-34

 

 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2007). StorymoviesTM (Gray & Shelly, 2006): A Review. [Review of the DVDs Storymovies[TM] STANDARD: Social Concepts and Skills at School, and Storymovies[TM] PROFESSIONAL: Social Concepts and Skills at School]. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis, 1(4) 139-143

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  • Lindblad, T.L. (2006, September). ABA in schools—Essential or optional. Autism Matters, 3(2), 7-9

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  • Lindblad, T.L. (2006) Inquiry on the issue of funding for the treatment of autism; Issue 10 - Evidence. Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology, Ottawa, ON

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  • Lindblad, T.L. (June 2005). Generalization of DT Trainer results. DT Trainer newsletter, Accelerations Educational Software.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2005). Making a difference: Behavioral intervention for autism [Review of the book Making a difference: behavioral intervention for autism, by Catherine Maurice, Gina Green & Richard Foxx]. Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 26, 157-159

 

 

Research Presentations

 
 
  • O'Brien, D. (2016, March) Teaching Attending to Children with Autism. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, January 18th, 2016 in New Orleans, LA.

 

 
  • O'Brien, D. (2016, January) Teaching Attending to Children with Autism. Presented at the BC Association for Behaviour Analysis (BCABA) Conference, March 12th, 2016 in Vancouver, BC.

 

 
  • Mann, K. and Lindblad, T.L. (2015, May). Treatment Comparison between PECSTM and Proloquo2Go for Manding Behaviour in a Young Boy with ASD: What does the data tell us? Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 41st Annual Conference, May 22nd–26th, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

 

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  • Mann, K.L. & Cook, J.L. (2015, May). Using a Function-based Treatment to Increase Fluent Responding. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 41st Annual Conference, May 22nd–26th, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.

 

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  • Cook, J.L., Rapp, J.T., Gomes, L.A., Frazer, T., Lindblad, T.L. (2015, January). Effects of verbal reprimands on targeted and untargeted stereotypy. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th Annual Autism Conference, January 23rd-25th, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

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  • Tanner, A., Andreone, B. (2015, January) Food selectivity in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A non-adversive treatment package. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) 9th Annual Autism Conference which was held January 23rd-25th, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

 
  • Lalonde, T., Lindblad, T.L., and Sweet, M. (2014, December). Increasing Functional Communication for a Client through Treatment Comparison of Proloquo2Go and PECSTM. Poster presented at the ONTABA Conference, Toronto, ON

 

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  • Gomes, L.A. (2014, December). Increasing Acceptance of Fruit using Texture Fading and Escape Extinction. Poster presented at the ONTABA Conference, Toronto, ON

 

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  • Gomes, L.A. (2014, December). Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Engage in Pretend Play using Video Modeling. Poster presented at the ONTABA Conference, Toronto, ON

 

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  • Mann, K.L. (2014, December). Using a Function-based Treatment to Increase Fluent Responding. Poster presented at the ONTABA Conference, Toronto, ON

 

 
  • Cook, J. L., Rapp, J. T., Gomes, L. A., Frazer, T. L., & Lindblad, T.L. (2014, March) Effects of verbal reprimands on targeted and untargeted stereotypy: Is inhibitory stimulus control necessary? Poster presented at the 4th Annual Association of Professional Behavior Analysts Convention, New Orleans, LA.

 

 
  • Rourke, M., Perry, A. & Lindblad, T. (2013, November). A Two-Part Investigation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use in Canadian Children. Poster presented at the Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities conference, Toronto, ON.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T. L. (2013, June 11). ABA in Educational Settings: Home to School and School to Home [Webinar]. Autism Ontario Potential Programme Webinar series.

 

 
  • Rourke, M., Perry, A., & Lindblad, T. (2013, April). Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Canadian Children with Developmental Disabilities. Poster presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

 

 
  • Lindblad, T.L., Rourke, M., Perry, R., & Weiss, J. (2012, May). National survey of SLP services for children with severe developmental disabilities. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Conference, St. John's, NL.

 

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  • Maisels, K. & Lindblad, T.L. (2012, May). Increasing vocal variability in children with autism. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Association of Behavior Analysis International Conference, Seattle, WA.

 

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  • Lindblad, T.L. & Greenwood, R. (2012, January). Re-conditioning food as a reinforcer: implementing a feeding program for a child with low body weight and dependency on nutritional supplementation. Poster presented at the Sixth Annual Association of Behavior Analysis Autism Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

 

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  • Cook, J.L., Gomes, L.A., Schulze, K.A., & Frazer, T. (2011, November) Graduated exposure and differential negative reinforcement of other behaviour to increase compliance with wearing a medical alert bracelet. Poster presented at the Annual Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis Conference, Toronto, ON.

 

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  • Greenwood, R. & Lindblad, T. L. (2011, November). Re-conditioning Food as a Reinforcer: Implementing a Feeding Program for a Child with Low Body Weight and Dependency on Nutritional Supplementation. Poster session presented at ONTABA, Toronto, ON.

 

 
  • Cook, J.L., Gomes, L. A., Schulze, K.A., & Frazer, T. (2011, November) Graduated exposure and differential negative reinforcement of other behaviour to increase compliance with wearing a medical alert bracelet. Poster presented at the Annual Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis Conference, Toronto, ON.

 
 
  • Greenwood, R. & Lindblad, T. L. (2011, November). Re-conditioning Food as a Reinforcer: Implementing a Feeding Program for a Child with Low Body Weight and Dependency on Nutritional Supplementation. Poster session presented at ONTABA, Toronto, ON.

 
 
  • Cook, J. L., Gomes, L. A., Schulze, K. A., & Frazer, T. L. (2011, May) Graduated exposure and differential negative reinforcement of other behaviour to increase compliance with wearing a medical alert bracelet. Poster presented at the 37th annual Association of Behavior Analysis International Conference, Denver, CO.

 
 
  • Carson, L. Oram Cardy, J., Lindblad, T.L., Theurer, J. & Moosa, T. (2011, April). PECS and speech development in children with autism. Paper session presented at the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) conference, London, ON

 
 
  • Romero, E., Maisels, K., & Lindblad, T.L., (2010, November). A direct comparison of selection-based vs. topography-based manding in children with autism. Poster presented at the Annual Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis Conference, Toronto, ON.

 

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  • Freeman, N., Brown, R., Dunn Geier, J., Lindblad, T.L., Perry, A. M., & Reitzel, J-A. M. (2009, May). Progress Benchmarks for Children in Intensive Behavioural Intervention. Paper session presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 
 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2008, November). An increase in communication, receptive vocabulary, and social communication via introduction of a speech generating device for a child with ASD. Paper presented at the Annual Ontario Association of Behavior Analysis Conference, Toronto, ON.

 
 
  • Lindblad, T.L. and Byrne, C. (2000, May). Best practices: Early intervention and preschool success, a training module for professionals. Poster presented at the Sixth International Congress of Autism Europe, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 

 

Upcoming Presentations

 

 

TBA

 

 

 

Book

 
  • Lindblad, T.L. (2005). Communication and Asperger Syndrome: The speech-language pathologist's role. In K.P. Stoddart (Ed.), Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating Multiple Perspectives (pp. 125-139). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers: London

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.

A Handbook for Parents and Guardians The Autism Parent Resource Kit - Government of Ontario

 

   

Minimum Qualifications of an ABA Provider/Company

Funding Services Available in Ontario

Compare and contrast the services available at Monarch House in Oakville with other competitors.

There are several organizations and charities that provide funding to families of children with special needs.

 

Funding Services Available in Ontario

Aphasia: Symptoms and When to seek Help

 

The pamphlet provides information about Aphasia, its symptoms and when you should seek out professional help.

 

Symptoms and When to seek Help

 

External Resources

"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