School Age Behaviour Service

School Age Behaviour Communication ServiceAspergers Stream

Social Communication   (Asperger Program)

Description:

The Social Communication series consists of 4 workshop sessions, a consultation with a Speech Language Pathologist and up to two follow-up consultations with a Behaviour Communication Consultant.   This four-part workshop is designed for parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome between the ages of 12-18.  Discussion topics include:  characteristics of AS that affect communication and social interaction; theory of mind; cognition; educational challenges;  teaching emotions; friendship and bullying; how anxiety affects social communication. Numerous intervention and teaching strategies are explored addressing the above areas.  This workshop is co-facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist and a Behaviour Communication Consultant and is part of Geneva Centre for Autism's Asperger Program.

Transitioning to Adulthood for Young People with Asperger Syndrome

Description:

This workshop consists of 4 sessions.  The following topics are covered:  Becoming and Adult; Skills Assessment and Goal Setting; Accessing Services through Developmental Services Ontario; Person-Directed Planning.

This parent-only workshop is designed to loosely mirror content in our teen group of the same title.  Participation by both parent and teen in the respective components is strongly recommended, however not required.

There are no coaching sessions available as part of this workshop.

This workshop is part of Geneva Centre for Autism's Asperger Program.

Functional Assessment:  Developing a Behaviour Support Plan  (Asperger Program)

Description of Series:

This four part workshop provides an introduction to functional assessment and the development of a behaviour support plan for parents of school age children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.   Content includes: characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome that may affect behaviour, prioritizing behaviour for change, identifying and defining a target behaviour, examining reasons / functions for your child’s behaviour through data collection and analysis, and identifying strategies to manage and change behaviour, teaching .  With the support of a Behaviour Communication Consultant, each family will complete a behaviour support plan for their child; this plan will be developed from the content that is discussed in the workshops.  The workshops will be interactive and will include group discussion, video examples, case studies, demonstration and role playing. Parents are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge in addressing behaviour with their child(ren).  This workshop is part of Geneva Centre for Autism's Asperger Program.

Daily Living and Independence   (Asperger Program)

Description:

This workshop consists of 4 sessions. During this workshop, participants discuss the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome that make the development of daily living skills and independence more difficult for their children.  In addition, the importance of teaching daily living skills in order to promote independence and enhance quality of life will be emphasized.  The workshop includes an overview of the assessment and teaching processed used to assist in the development of daily living and independence skills (i.e. environmental accommodations, prompting, chaining, reinforcement, etc.)  Specific topics including the development of organizational skills, safety skills and personal hygiene will be addressed.

PET stream

The Parent Education and Training (PET) Stream of Behaviour Services at Geneva Centre for Autism is designed for families who are indicating a need for support around their child’s behaviours and who can benefit from a Behaviour Skills Training model of service delivery.   

Families are assigned to work with a Behaviour Consultant and the clinical manager who is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).  Together they put together a plan to ensure families are exposed to relevant, clinical and effective information and strategies to support their current needs.  A pre and post assessment will help the consultant and the family see where intervention was required, and where progress has been made.  The service will provide families with workshops, clinical check-ins, resource recommendations, and one in-home consultation.   

The ultimate goal is for parents to feel confident in moving forward in addressing other relevant behaviours, by independently using the strategies and resources provided to them in this stream of service.

Prior to the pre-assessment, parents are strongly encouraged to register and attend workshops held by Geneva as they provide a strong foundation prior to participating in the PET Stream. See our Parent Calendar for more details on the workshops, or call your social worker at (416) 322-7877 x0.

Intensive Stream

 

The Intensive Stream of Behaviour Services at Geneva Centre for Autism is designed for families whose child has complex behavioural needs and who can benefit from a mediator model of service.

Families are assigned to work with a Behaviour Consultant and the clinical manager who is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). The intensive service consists of weekly consultations with their Behaviour consultant for a block of service (up to 16 weeks) working on a specific goal.  Following a comprehensive period of assessment, data collection and analysis, an intervention plan is devised with the child and family. The Behaviour consultant supports the family in implementing strategies through coaching, education and role-playing building their child's skills.

The ultimate goal is for parents to feel confident in moving forward in addressing other relevant behaviours, by independently using the strategies and resources provided to them in this stream of service.