Intake Questions

Hours of operation:  

12:30-6pm Monday-Friday – We are not open weekends

**NEW: As of September 2021, we will be open in the mornings!! Our hours of operation will be 9-6pm Monday-Friday

Therapy blocks:

All therapy is in “blocks” as listed below. 15 minutes at the end of sessions (:45-:00) is to accommodate for communication notes, graphing, and sanitizing between clients.

As of September 2021:

9:00-11:45am, 1-3:45pm, 4-5:45pm

Minimum hours:

Attendance is required two days per week at minimum. We recommended that students engage in at least 6 hours per week of therapy in order to see meaningful skill advancement. The more intensive the hours, the faster goals will be met.

Location of services:

1076 Rutherford Road, Vaughan – We do not offer home therapy, however we do provide online/virtual therapy. Kid Mechanix can also provide school/classroom support.

Social skills groups:

Our social skills classes are 45 minutes in length. Typically, one-two times per week. Sessions can either be at 3:00-3:45, 4:00-4:45, or 5:00-5:45pm depending on the group. 

We pair our students according to age, interests, goals, and skill level.

We offer both virtual groups and in-person groups.

Staffing: 

Our program is supervised by an on-site BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst).  Our Executive Director (Shayna) has been BCBA certified since 2005.

All of our staff are either working towards becoming a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) or are already certified.  In addition, many of our staff are currently completing their master’s degrees in ABA, or have completed their degrees and are working towards their BCBA designation. 

Pricing:

1:1 ABA services $65 per hour.

Social skills groups:

Charged on a per 16-week session, however pricing is approximately $55/class. Prices are pro-rated for later start dates.

Do you have a waitlist:  

You can access our waitlist here.

How do I register: 

Fill out this form in order to get on our waitlist for an intake assessment.  https://forms.gle/SnVTrCS3buxcbqHy5

Intake assessment:

An intake assessment is the first step of registration.  It can take the form of a 15-30 minute zoom call, whereby we can observe your child.  If your child is vocal, we will ask him/her some questions to get a sense of language and communication skills.  If your child is non-vocal, we may try to engage by showing some preferred activities on the screen.  If your child has never been on a screen before and is unable to participate, we will conduct the intake assessment by asking parents critical questions about language, communication, and goals.  In person intakes are possible with screening, and initial parent phone call, with limited availability for scheduling.

Programming:

The intake assessment gives us crucial information about your child’s language and communication skills.  It also gives us an opportunity to talk to you, as a parent, to find out what your goals for your child are.  From this initial meeting, we put together a rough program outline that will give us the basis of where to start ABA programming.   Once registered, you will receive an overview of our program plan.  When your child begins with us, we will test your child on this program plan and make necessary adjustments accordingly.  

Assessment: 

If your child is receiving formal ABA therapy, within 1-2 months of your child’s start date, we will conduct a standard ABA assessment (e.g., ABLLS-R or VBMAPP).  This is included in your therapy fees.  This formal assessment is typically updated at least once every 6 months.

Communication:

We communicate with parents via online communication books.  Due to COVID-19 protocols we’ve been forced to limit in-person interactions.  However, we are always happy to talk over the phone, email, or zoom.

Observation:

We have an open-door policy. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, any and all observations of your child will be arranged virtually.

Parent Coaching packages:

All Packages Include: 

  • Individualized programming for you and your child
  • Curriculum and materials 
  • Question and answer periods
  • Each session is 45 minutes face-to-face over Zoom with 15 minutes allotted for parent notes, research, curriculum, and materials to send to you!  

Bronze Level:

  • $75 per session with a Kid Mechanix Masters Level Instructor working towards a BCBA
  • 1:1 parent coaching to generalize programs to home 

Silver Level:

  • $125 per session with your Director, a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
  • Individualized parent coaching to teach you specific techniques of ABA and how to utilize them in your home  

Gold Level:

  • $550 for 5 prepaid sessions with your Director (BCBA)
  • Individualized parent coaching to teach you specific techniques of ABA and how to utilize them in your home  
  • Emphasis on decreasing negative behaviour and increasing positive routines around the home 
  • Additional on-going parent support can be purchased for $110/session 

Platinum Level:

  • $950 for 10 prepaid sessions with your Director (BCBA)
  • Individualized parent coaching to teach you specific techniques of ABA and how to utilize them in your home  
  • Emphasis on decreasing negative behaviour and increasing positive routines around the home 
  • Additional on-going parent support can be purchased for $95/session