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Behavioural Services

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an intervention based on the science of learning and behaviour.  Clinicians work with individuals and their families to identify goals to increase behaviours/skills that are important to them and decrease behaviour that interferes with skill development and day-to-day functioning.  ABA therapy can help increase a child/youth’s social communication, teach new skills and increase their independence.  ABA involves designing, implementing and monitoring interventions that are supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D).

* To access the following services, a Clinical Treatment Plan is required. To learn more about Bethesda's Clinical Treatment Plans, please click here

Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI)

The goal of intensive, comprehensive intervention is to increase a child’s rate of learning and improve cognitive, language, social and self-help skills.  Children in EIBI receive 20-40 hours of therapy a week for a period of at least 6 months up to 2-3 years.  EIBI has a three-tiered supervision model with Instructor Therapists providing direct therapy, a Senior Therapist supervising your child and their programming every week, and a BCBA Clinical Supervisor who is an approved provider on the OAP Provider List.
Cost:   $70 per hour*
* Additional costs for mileage and travel time for community sessions

Individualized ABA Services

Individualized ABA Services provide skill building and/or behaviour reduction programming designed to address the goals outlined in the Clinical Treatment Plan.  The range in price for service reflects the type of professional that will be needed to best support your child’s treatment plan.  Psychiatric Consultation is available for children and youth who are actively receiving a Behavioural Service at Bethesda.  The consultation can be integrated into the child/youth’s Clinical Treatment Plan to assess and treat mental health concerns. All Behavioural Programs are supervised by a BCBA Clinical Supervisor.
Cost:   $55-$75 per hour*
* Additional costs for mileage and travel time for community sessions