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OUR MISSION

At Connections Behaviour Consulting, we strive to provide our clients with the tools and skills they need to meet their full potential. We put clients first by creating plans to address the individual skills, challenges and interests that make them unique. Our trained and certified staff provide quality, evidence-based services focused on treating clients with dignity and respect. At Connections Behaviour Consulting, everyone has a voice.

Evidence Based

We use evidence based best practices to ensure we are implementing strategies to help your child reach their potential. 

Family Focused

You are an important member of the team. Great ABA therapy involves the whole family and we work with you on selecting goals which reflect that. 

Making Connections

Fun is a priority in our sessions! Our number one goal is always to make learning enjoyable and exciting for your child. 

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Avrya Lucas

Avrya is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®) and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Purdue University Global. She has worked with children with development delays for the past 8 years and is passionate about creating an effective team to provide the best services possible for her clients. Her interests include reducing challenging behaviour, verbal behaviour, and enabling those with learning disabilities to reach their academic potential. 

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Megan Murray

Megan is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA®) and holds a Masters of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in ABA from Brock University. With over 10 years of experience in the field of ABA, she has worked in homes, clinics and community settings. Megan is passionate about teaching communication skills, school readiness and training parents to implement behavioural strategies at home. 

Our Founders are OAP certified.

The OAP Provider List is an online listing of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Supervisors of behavioural services for children and youth with autism. It is a resource that Ontario families can use to search for, select, and confirm the qualifications of those providing services funded by the Ontario Autism Program.

It is recommended that families who use OAP funding work with qualified, experienced professionals who are listed on the OAP Provider List as they have met all of the OAP Provider List qualifications as set by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Contact AccessOAP to ask about how to create an account with AccessOAP.

Email: info@AccessOAP.ca

Phone: 1-833-425-2445

WHAT IS ABA THERAPY?

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We apply the science of behavior analysis to make significant changes in your child’s life. ABA focuses on the most important behaviours and skills for your child given their unique needs and circumstances.

 

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Behavior is anything an individual does, including how they communicate.

During therapy, some behaviours will be increased – these are the behaviours we desire, such as communicating wants and needs, successful toileting, or appropriate interactions with siblings. 

 

Behaviours that interfere with your child's learning or ability to enjoy their environments will be targeted for decrease. It is the job of your ABA team to work with you to identify the goals for treatment based on what is most socially significant and meaningful for your child and your family.

Every treatment decision made by your ABA team is data-based & intentional, tracked methodically & analyzed regularly. This is the “analysis” part of applied behaviour analysis. To begin, a thorough treatment plan is written based on an initial assessment. This ABA treatment plan will review your child’s developmental history, current level of need, and areas of strength. The plan will also outline goals for each learning objective. Don’t forget, this means behaviours we want to decrease and increase. Throughout therapy, this treatment plan is revised based on your child’s progress and ongoing needs.

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  • What is Applied Behaviour Analysis?
    Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the science of behaviour and how we learn. This refers to principles which affect behaviour change and how the environment affects behaviour.
  • What is the goal of ABA therapy?
    ABA therapy is an evidence-based approach for increasing socially significant behaviours and decreasing those behaviours which disrupt everyday life and prevent individuals from participating in activities that are meaningful to them.
  • How can ABA therapy increase skills?
    By breaking down big goals and complex skills into simple and manageable steps, ABA therapy helps make certain skills accessible to those who are struggling to learn them. ABA therapy is systematic and data-driven. The therapy team collects data on the skills they are trying to improve to know if their teaching is working. This allows us to make changes quickly if an intervention is not helping.
  • Can ABA therapy help my child overcome challenging behaviour?
    At Connections Behaviour Consulting, we view all behaviour as communication. When a child is engaging in challenging behaviour, such as aggression or tantrums, the behaviour-analytic approach is to figure out why. When we know what message a child is sending by engaging in this behaviour, we can modify their environment so they are less likely to resort to challenging behaviour, give them the support they need, and provide them with alternative methods of communication.
  • How many hours of ABA therapy should my child do per week?
    This depends on their goals! Your child's needs, the complexity of their behaviour and what works best for your family will all affect how many hours of therapy your child participates in per week. Some children may thrive with fewer hours per week, while others require a higher intensity to reach their goals.
  • Do you collaborate with schools and other professionals?
    Yes! Collaboration across environments and individuals is key to your child's success. We are always happy to collaborate with schools and other service providers (e.g., occupational therapists or speech-language pathologists) to ensure that your child is getting the best care possible.
Finding the Right Plan for You
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The first step of beginning services with us is consulting with one of our clinicians to discuss which service will best suit your needs

Our
Locations

226-338-4264

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GUELPH: 450 Speedvale Ave W, UNIT 111 Guelph, ON N1H 7Y6

WATERLOO REGION:

In-Home Services within 25KM

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