Addressing Autism and Communication Difficulties in Toronto

April 21 14:56 2021

For parents with children with autism and other communication difficulties, knowing where to turn to for professional and compassionate advice and care can be a difficult challenge.

At Therapy Spot, a specialized clinic in downtown Toronto, a specialist program is available to combine some of the best treatments possible for children. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) approaches are combined by the clinic to form the most complete treatment program possible for children suffering from different degrees of autism and other communication and behavioral difficulties.

In offering a range of treatments, Therapy Spot offers a range of therapies and speech remedy treatments by using a combination of the best psychological approaches to the difficulties. The clinic’s tailored solutions for each individual child include the options for individual interventions and also work and therapies delivered in small groups.

A formal school environment is also offered for autistic children known as the GABA School. With a high teacher to student ratio and a world class facilities to bring the best out of children, the school offers the perfect environment for children facing these developmental issues. The school’s approach of combining the ABA and ESDM models of therapy is designed to draw on the best of the best theoretical approaches to optimize the educational environment.

“GABA School runs on the strict principle of relying on an evidence-based approach to our work with children”, a spokesperson for Therapy Spot told us. “We pride ourselves on the low ratio of students to teachers at the school, and on providing for a variety of ages and stages of development of our pupils. Another main differentiator that parents and students will find at GABA School is that every one of our pupils receives an individually tailored teaching and development program”.

“Because GABA School is specifically designed for children with autism, we understand the condition in great detail and we can tailor our programs and teaching delivery accordingly. We also provide a range of groups designed to increase the social skills of students of all ages and across a variety of different levels of development”.

Classes for autistic children at GABA School are structured into three separate age groups designed to maximize learning outcomes and the development of social skills. The groups are split between 0-6 years, 7-12 years, and 12 years and above.

Each age group benefits from its own structure and individually constructed approach to learning to benefit the children of that age. The educational delivery in the 0-6 age group is built on the ESDM and the overarching ABA method. The program draws on both interactive play and on steps to carry out more formalized behavior modification.

When they reach the 7-12 age group, children carry out an assessment designed to form a more complete picture of their learning aptitude, how they learn best, and their social interaction. Treatment and educational programs are then designed based on the findings and can be tailored to focus on the areas in most need of attention.

About Therapy Spot

Therapy Spot is a specialist treatment clinic and education center for people of all ages that experience learning, emotional, social and communication difficulties. Having practiced since 2012, the Downtown Toronto clinic features a variety of individually tailored educational programs and facilities to enable the best possible patient treatments and outcomes.

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Phone: 416-546-3044
Address:1232 Dufferin St
City: Toronto
State: Ontario M6H 4C3
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