Centre Based ABA Services

Centre-based therapy is the therapy that we provide the IAMSS school in Thornhill rather than in the home. This ABA program delivery format has many advantages.

Centre Based ABA Services

The first step of both – home- and centre-based services is a “meet and greet” meeting where the family and IAMSS clinical team discuss the family goals and IAMSS way to help with further skills development. During this meeting, we also talk about a desirable schedule and answer all parents’ / caregivers’ questions.

Once the child is registered for centre-based services, the initial assessments The Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) or/and The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-r) is conducted by a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. It can take two to three weeks to identify a child’s current strengths and weaknesses. 

ABA therapy starts with a pairing what is building a rapport with a child. Pairing plays a remarkable role in ABA services and often is underestimated by parents who expect a child to learn in a highly structured setting right after a meeting with a therapist. The reality is that pairing cannot be overestimated. This is a significantly important procedure that helps your child to get the idea that learning is fun and not a punishment. Learning MUST be FUN, this is IAMSS approach and both of these words are equally important for our team. 

Centre-based services are beneficial in term of providing your child with a highly structured, learning enriched environment where he/she learn a variety of significantly important skills: communication, language, classroom routine, group, listening and many more.  We created a stress-free, welcoming, and learning enriched environment where every child can learn in a supportive atmosphere. 

Our intervention is family-centred, thus it’s very important for us to know family goals to include them in an Individual Service Plan (ISP) that is strictly individualized for every IAMSS student. The ISP is discussed with the parents/caregivers. Our next step is starting one-on-one or hybrid (one-one plus group sessions) programming. All programs are supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

Parents receive the ongoing support from IAMSS in terms of monitoring their children's progress and discussing it with a clinical team, as well as, receive consultations regarding decreasing their child undesirable behaviour and applied mastered skills in-home setting.


What Makes Us Unique?

Our hybrid model Applied Behaviour Analysis & Creative Thinking Skills.

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Creative Thinking Skills


  1. Our friendly and welcoming environment: every child is valued; every child is unique.
  2. Our highly educated and experienced staff: Ontario certified teachers and ABA therapists.
  3. Our brain-stimulating and perfectly organized environment: every minute counts.
  4. Our communication and our collaboration with parents: we are a family centred school.

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