NEW! ABA Educator Training Course

ABA Educator Training courseBeing an educator can be a rewarding job – it’s awesome to help youngsters learn! – but it can also be stressful, especially when a student has hard-to-handle behaviour. So many great teachers and educational assistants struggle daily with kids who have major meltdowns. Deflating and exhausting!

We can help make your classroom experience more positive. We’ve developed an ABA educator training course to teach you the strategies you need to successfully manage, tame and even reduce problematic behaviour in your students. They’ll be calmer and you’ll be less stressed after you complete the course! Here’s the full scoop on the training series. […]

Ask These Questions When Picking A Quality ABA Provider

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So, you’re in the market for an ABA provider for your child. Maybe that’s because his psychologist recommended ABA therapy for autism; maybe it’s of your own volition, seeing that your kiddo needs help strengthening skills that are challenging for him, such as personal care, emotional regulation, social skills, communication or spelling and math. The fundamentals of ABA can help your child flourish! But for it to be really effective – to get the best results – the right person has to be at the helm, developing and guiding the ABA-based programs. How do you know if you’re selecting a superior behaviour consultant? Ask these questions to help zero in on a top-notch professional that’s a good fit for your family.   […]

The Power And Importance Of Parent Training

Is your kiddo with autism calm and compliant in therapy yet unruly at home? It’s quite a common scenario and one that’s easy enough to fix. The remedy: Parent training. When you know how to handle troublesome behaviour the way Kevin’s ABA team does, you’ll notice positive changes in his demeanor at home. That’s a promise! Read more about The Power And Importance Of Parent Training[…]

7 Resolutions You’ll Want To Stick To

2017We’re not really into cliché New Year’s resolutions. Been there, done that, fallen off the wagon countless times. We do, however, dig resolutions that help kids to learn and grow at home. They’re absolutely worthwhile. For example, let’s say you commit to helping Sally speak. With a bit daily work – you have to be consistent for good results — she could be saying “I love you” or “I want some crackers” instead of screaming for 15 minutes. Her words will be music to your ears and you’ll want to continue with your New Year’s vow. Awesome! So, sign up for a resolution that’ll help your kiddo bloom in 2017. Here are several suggestions. […]

Terrific Thanksgiving Activities

This Thanksgiving weekend, go jump in a pile of leaves with your little pumpkin. Then, partially cover her in the foliage and play Peek-a-Boo. It’s a hoot! And it’s great way to work on relationship development and joint attention. Here are a few more of our favourite fall activities that foster laughter, learning and social Read more about Terrific Thanksgiving Activities[…]

Individual Education Plan Prep

IEP.360Every fall, a lot of parents ask us for advice about what to expect from and how to plan for their child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. The process can seem daunting, especially for first-timers. We’ve been involved in countless of them and, truthfully, there’s nothing to sweat. Here are a few suggestions on how to get ready for Franny’s first semester IEP meeting. […]

Carter’s Story: How ABA Therapy Has Helped Him Thrive

carter350Some kids moan and groan about going back to school. Not Carter: He’s pumped to start Grade 2! We’re excited, too. Just a few years ago, Carter wasn’t able to communicate; now, after a lot of ABA therapy, he’s excelling in the classroom and chatting with peers. Woo hoo! Here are the highlights of his story. […]

Kid Mechanix Opens A NEW Learning Centre 

KMlearning centre350While we love summer, we can’t wait for September to arrive! That’s when we open the doors to our NEW Learning Centre at First Foundations Children’s Academy in Maple, Ontario! We have something for almost all young learners who need extra support in order to thrive in mainstream classrooms. Our ABA-based programs target areas such as school-readiness, social skills, emotional regulation and academics. And, to ensure each student gets the guidance and attention they need, our classes are small with one instructor for every three children. Here’s the full scoop about what we offer. […]

7 Ways To Help Your Asperger’s Child Understand Emotions

emotions350Inside Out, Disney’s new animated flick, is quickly winning over kids and adults. We love it, too. What appeals to us is that the movie brings emotions to life in a way that makes them easier for kids with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism to understand. So watch it once, twice or thrice with your kiddo, then talk about anger, joy, disgust, fear and sadness (the starring emotions). Don’t stop there: Continue the conversation on a daily basis to develop your sweetie’s ability to recognize and regulate her feelings, comprehend other people’s point of view and socialize more easily. Not sure how? These resources will help you help your child understand emotions: […]

Tips To Get Your Child To Talk

toddlertalking350Is your typically developing toddler (18-24months old) or minimally verbal child with ASD tight-lipped when it comes to speaking? Fret not! There are reliable ways to get your child to talk. We recommend communication temptations, which involve setting up enticing scenarios that encourage words out of your sweetie. The key, moms and dads, is to not anticipate what Amy desires – you must wait for her to ask for Dora before handing over the doll. When Amy realizes that she can get access to her favourite things with verbal requests, she’ll be motivated to continue chatting. Here’s how to put communication temptations into action to get your child to talk. […]