905-449-5129
info@reachingbeyondautism.ca
356 King St. W., Oshawa, ON

OUR SERVICES

Individualized ABA Programming

At Reaching Beyond, we implement student specific programs based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Each program is designed to meet the child’s specific needs and incorporates numerous ABA principles such as reinforcement, prompting, shaping and chaining. Specific assessments are conducted to determine a child’s strengths, as well as the areas in need of strengthening, which helps develop the child’s program goals. Parent goals are also a fundamental component of a child’s program. We teach skills from a variety of developmental domains such as; receptive and expressive language, self-help skills, play and social skills, and motor skills. Depending on the child’s age and abilities, his/her program may also include teaching academic skills, as well as improving conversational skills, and more complex social skills. Program data are recorded daily and frequently monitored to ensure gains are being achieved.

The reduction of challenging behaviour is also an important goal in a child’s program when applicable. The reasons for challenging behaviour vary from child to child and can at times be very complex. It is important that the reasons for the behaviour first be identified after which strategies can be determined and implemented.

Reaching Beyond utilizes a variety of curriculum assessments and tools to help guide a student’s program. Examples of these assessments include; The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R), Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge: Relational Training System (PEAK), and The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).

Classroom Readiness Programs

The “Classroom Readiness Program” is a structured learning environment that systematically targets important skills required in a classroom that many children with autism struggle with. Through this program, children join together where they focus on participation in group activities, both academic and play, as well as strengthening skills with independent work.  New activities are introduced regularly to maintain student interest and enthusiasm. We implement specific reinforcement systems and prompting strategies for each student to maximize their learning potential. The “Classroom Readiness Program” includes two levels. Each level includes a different set of skills that they focus on.

 

Circle Time Skills:

    • Sitting appropriately in a group setting
    • Attending to the teacher and peers
    • Calendar skills
    • Learning to raise hand
    • Encouraging participation
  • Following auditory group instruction
  • Songs with actions
  • Stories with repeating phrases
  • Introduction to presenting skills
 

 

 

Classroom Readiness: Level 1

  • Raising hand and attending to the teacher
  • Sitting appropriately in a group setting
  • Introduction to independent and group work
  • Self-regulation and emotion understanding
  • Turn taking and function play with peers
  • Board game and group game activities
  • Friendship and conversational skills with peers
  • Following instructions and schedules
  • Transitioning to and from different activities
  • Fine motor skills (eg. tracing, cutting, colouring)
 

 

 

Classroom Readiness: Level 2

    • Independently follow routines and instructions
    • Reading and language comprehension
    • Strengthening conversational and social skills
    • Building confidence and organizational skills
    • Self regulation and self-calming strategies
    • Problem solving strategies
    • Academic skills
    • Working appropriately in a group work setting

 

 

 

Small Group Instruction

Small groups of 2-3 students join together to work on a specific skill while utilizing principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis such as; prompting, modeling, reinforcement and shaping. Examples of targeted skills include; comprehension skills, writing skills, academic language, conversation skills, turn taking and play skills.

Consultation with Families

Parent involvement is a critical component in their child’s success. Reaching Beyond offers a variety of services designed to support the families of our students.

 

  • One-to-one consultation with families of students in service
  • Supporting families in the process of generalizing newly developed skills
  • Group parent training sessions
  • Modeling target skills for families
  • Supporting families with data collection when applicable
  • Collaboration with schools and other services (eg. we can attend school meetings, observe speech and occupational therapy sessions)

Stay Tuned! More Great Programs Coming Soon

We are in the process of developing a variety of group instruction programs designed for a variety of ages and abilities. Skills that we plan to target include;

 

  • Social skills
  • Team building and group work
  • Friendship and conversation skills
  • Self-regulation and calming skills 

Individualized ABA Programming

At Reaching Beyond, we implement student specific programs based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Each program is designed to meet the child’s specific needs and incorporates numerous ABA principles such as reinforcement, prompting, shaping and chaining. Specific assessments are conducted to determine a child’s strengths, as well as the areas in need of strengthening, which helps develop the child’s program goals. Parent goals are also a fundamental component of a child’s program. We teach skills from a variety of developmental domains such as; receptive and expressive language, self-help skills, play and social skills, and motor skills. Depending on the child’s age and abilities, his/her program may also include teaching academic skills, as well as improving conversational skills, and more complex social skills. Program data are recorded daily and frequently monitored to ensure gains are being achieved.

The reduction of challenging behaviour is also an important goal in a child’s program when applicable. The reasons for challenging behaviour vary from child to child and can at times be very complex. It is important that the reasons for the behaviour first be identified after which strategies can be determined and implemented.

Reaching Beyond utilizes a variety of curriculum assessments and tools to help guide a student’s program. Examples of these assessments include; The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R), Promoting Emergence of Advanced Knowledge: Relational Training System (PEAK), and The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP).

Classroom Readiness Programs

The “Classroom Readiness Program” is a structured learning environment that systematically targets important skills required in a classroom that many children with autism struggle with. Through this program, children join together where they focus on participation in group activities, both academic and play, as well as strengthening skills with independent work.  New activities are introduced regularly to maintain student interest and enthusiasm. We implement specific reinforcement systems and prompting strategies for each student to maximize their learning potential. The “Classroom Readiness Program” includes two levels. Each level includes a different set of skills that they focus on.

Circle Time Skills:

  • Sitting appropriately in a group setting
  • Attending to the teacher and peers
  • Calendar skills
  • Learning to raise hand
  • Encouraging participation
  • Following auditory group instruction
  • Songs with actions
  • Stories with repeating phrases
  • Introduction to presenting skills

Classroom Readiness: Level 1

  • Raising hand and attending to the teacher
  • Sitting appropriately in a group setting
  • Introduction to independent and group work
  • Self-regulation and emotion understanding
  • Turn taking and function play with peers
  • Board game and group game activities
  • Friendship and conversational skills with peers
  • Following instructions and schedules
  • Transitioning to and from different activities
  • Fine motor skills (eg. tracing, cutting, colouring)

Classroom Readiness: Level 2

  • Independently follow routines and instructions
  • Reading and language comprehension
  • Strengthening conversational and social skills
  • Building confidence and organizational skills
  • Self regulation and self-calming strategies
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Academic skills
  • Working appropriately in a group work setting

Small Group Instruction

Small groups of 2-3 students join together to work on a specific skill while utilizing principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis such as; prompting, modeling, reinforcement and shaping. Examples of targeted skills include; comprehension skills, writing skills, academic language, conversation skills, turn taking and play skills.

Consultation with Families

Parent involvement is a critical component in their child’s success. Reaching Beyond offers a variety of services designed to support the families of our students.

  • One-to-one consultation with families of students in service
  • Supporting families in the process of generalizing newly developed skills
  • Group parent training sessions
  • Modeling target skills for families
  • Supporting families with data collection when applicable
  • Collaboration with schools and other services (eg. we can attend school meetings, observe speech and occupational therapy sessions)
 

Stay Tuned! More Great Programs Coming Soon

We are in the process of developing a variety of group instruction programs designed for a variety of ages and abilities. Skills that we plan to target include;

  • Social skills
  • Team building and group work
  • Friendship and conversation skills
  • Self-regulation and calming skills

Contact Us

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905-449-5129

356 King St. W., Oshawa, ON.

info@reachingbeyondautism.ca