Services

ABA Therapy

 

1:1 ABA sessions 

Every learner is different, so we design our programs to address your child’s specific needs. All our therapies and services incorporate a best practice approach, including relationship building through play, exposure to new play repertoires, skill-based learning through play, relationship building with peers (through structured activities and with support), and transition to community-based settings.

 

Kid Mechanix incorporates the following ABA teaching procedures into our programming:
Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
Precision Teaching (PT)
Verbal Behaviour (VB)
Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT)
Direct Instruction (DI)

 

In Person

  • Sessions start on the hour and end on the 45 minute minute mark

Virtual

  • Sessions start on the hour and end on the 45 minute minute mark

The last 15-minutes for in-person and virtual therapy are reserved for sanitizing, graphing, and communication logs 

 

Assessments & Progress Reports

Assessments are updated every 6 months (around April and October)
Progress meetings are held virtually every 6 months (around January and July)


  • Includes assessment, report writing and follow-up meeting to discuss results

 

Group Sessions 

Group Sessions involves using the principles of ABA in a small group setting to promote team work, social interactions, conversation skills, following group direction and play skills

 

School Readiness 

Transitions from 1:1 ABA to a larger classroom setting is difficult for many learners. Our school readiness program is a stepping stone to help learners develop the skills they need to thrive in a group setting.  In the school readiness groups we aim to expose learners to a small peer group where they can continue to strengthen communication, social, and play skills. 

We aim to provide learners with more opportunities to be successful through the use of visuals and setting up the environment for success. Environmental supports such as small group sizes based on age and goals, teacher-based instruction during interactive circle time and group co-operative games, natural environment teaching for play skills (sharing, turn taking, waiting, time on task, etc.), and more. 


  • Group sessions targeting skills to promote success in a classroom setting
  • School readiness targets goals such as, social skill, group skills, play skills, independence skills, pre-academic skills, gross and fine motor skills and daily living skills

 

Social Skills Group 

It can be difficult to enter a new group setting and make friends, as well as to navigate social situations with peers. Our social skills groups are designed to focus on social communication between peers. 


  • Group sessions targeting language and social skill
  • Goals targeted in social groups include:
    following group direction,
    interactive play (including sharing, turn taking, waiting, and tolerating losing),
    non-vocal communication (such as social cues, body language, gestures and facial expressions, perspective taking, emotional regulation, and more),
    and extended conversation skills (such as initiating, maintaining, and ending a conversation)

 

Sibling Only Group –  (available upon request, inquire for pricing/details) 

The last 15 minutes for all group sessions are reserved for sanitizing, graphing and communication logs 


 

Shadowing

Shadowing involves using the principles of ABA in a private school or daycare setting to promote independence and enhance group learning skills.


  • 1:1 instruction time
  • Teacher coaching
  • School meetings
  • All material development

Half Day – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Full Day – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Travel time outside of a 5 km (10-minute drive) radius is billed at $50/hour.


 

Academic Support

Kid Mechanix can help with academic support and tutoring programs. Our Direct Instruction (DI) educational programs are supported by 35+ years of research. The DI instructional method is one of the most effective methods of learning.

Direct Instruction employs demonstration, interaction, immediate feedback, support, and monitoring to ensure lesson retention. Students progress at their own pace and master each lesson before moving on to gradually more challenging concepts. 

 

Tutoring programs can include (but are not limited to):
Reading and Comprehension Programs
Handwriting and Typing Programs
Math Skills Programs
Grammar and Writing Programs
Extra Homework Help

 

Regulation Support

Emotional regulation strategies are used to help learners communicate feelings, express emotions and use calming techniques, identify social cues and non-vocal communication (body language, facial expressions, gestures), and perspective taking. 

Methods such as situation-based learning, watching online video modeling and role playing scenarios, and more are used. 

Is your child receiving support from another professional, such as an Occupational Therapist? During our regulation support programs we work to incorporate identified strategies to help support learners needs.

 

Consulting 

Already enrolled in a program but looking for additional support? Kid Mechanix regularly collaborates with other service providers to ensure consistency (SLP, OT, PT, etc.).

Kid Mechanix can provide in-person and/or virtual consultation with professionals including teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, physical therapists, etc.


 

Parent Coaching

Both online and in person, Kid Mechanix is proud to offer valuable parent support and coaching from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) to help your child develop the skills they need to succeed.

Research shows that parent empowerment is critical to the success of all children, and because of this, we aim to provide support from trained and experienced professionals in order to learn the basics so your child can flourish in the community and at home. These sessions can include (but are not limited to) topics such as, challenging behaviour at home, increasing communication and play skills in the natural environment, promoting more independence, and more!

In addition, Kid Mechanix offers consultations to schools so that your child’s teacher can have the guidance and necessary tools they need at their fingertips to help better support your child.
 

As parents are the expert on their own child, our goal is to bring our skill sets together with implementing, and tracking specific behaviour goals for improvement at home. Parents will be provided with basic training in behaviour principles and strategies to decrease challenging behaviour and increase skills.

 

Platinum Package


  • 1:1
  • 10, 1-hour sessions
  • Skill acquisition programs + emphasis on decreasing challenging behaviour and increasing daily living skills
  • Includes curriculum and materials related to the targeted programs

 

Gold Package


  • 1:1
  • 5, 1-hour sessions
  • Skill acquisition programs + emphasis on decreasing challenging behaviour and increasing daily living skills
  • Includes curriculum and materials related to the targeted programs

 

Silver Package


  • 1:1
  • 3, 1-hour sessions

 

Bronze Package


  • 1:1
  • 1, 1-hour session

 

Add On Sessions


  • Additional on-going parent support

 

Additional Consultation Rates are Charged for the Following Items:


  • Team meetings and/or meetings with other specialists on your child’s team
  • Consultation with classroom teachers
  • Phone calls over 30-minutes per week
  • Additional report writing
  • Travel time




 

Speech-Language Pathologist Services

 

Services are provided by a registered Speech-Language Pathologist in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

Speech and Language Pathology services are eligible for coverage through the Ontario Autism Program and many extended health benefit plans. Clients assume the responsibility for reimbursement under these programs.


SERVICE PRICE
Initial Assessment Includes formal testing (if appropriate), written report and goals and consultation with the Kid Mechanix Team
Therapy Session/Consultation Session/Parent Training Includes any follow up consultation and recommendations to Kid Mechanix Team


 

Our Speech-Language Pathologist has additional training and a special interest in:


 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Naturalistic play-based developmental approaches including: PLAY Project, the Early Start Denver Model and Hanen: More Than Words.


 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

High tech AAC assessments, caregiver training and implementation of a variety of softwares


 

Gestalt Language Processing

Assessment and therapy for children who communicate with delayed echolalia. Therapy approach based on the Natural Language Acquisition Protocol (Framework by Marge Blanc, S-LP)


 

Literacy Skills

Evidence based structured literacy approaches as well as literacy interventions for individuals who use AAC to communicate




 

Professional Development Training

 

Are you a school or other organization looking for ongoing professional development opportunities? As continuous skill development is an essential part of best practice and community building consider having Kid Mechanix come to your school to provide skill building and training on a variety of topics.

Kid Mechanix offers Professional Development for schools, teachers, day care staff, teacher-adjacent staff, and more.

Contact us for more information on what topics are available and scheduling.