As a Senior Therapist I personally work one on one in your home. After talking with you and an assessment of your child's skills I set up a curriculum of ABA programs specific to your child's needs. I will meet with your child and therapist once every two weeks to observe, go over progress and update the program and discuss any other behavioural issues. I provide Program Supervision, and Dr. Jeff Sherman provides Clinical Supervision to families who have hired their own Instructors to run an in-home Intensive Behavioural Intervention Programs under the direct funding option (DFO).
The frequency of my visits to your homes depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to the number of hours your child participates in therapy, the contract guidelines, and the speed by which your child masters programs. Dr. Jeff Sherman, Clinical Psychologist, currently provides Clinical Supervision to our families who are in receipt of The Ontario Autism Program (OAP) funding.
The following service description applies to families who are approved for funding through the OAP and overseen by their local Regional Service Provider, TPAS / CEAP / Kinark, are already receiving funding through the Autism Initiative.
Responsibilities of the Senior Therapist and Psychologist include:
Many charitable foundations offering funding to children diagnosed with autism require monetary accountability and regular progress reports in order to qualify for and maintain approved funding for ABA autism therapy treatment. I am happy to provide any required documentation and provide on-going progress reports of your child's programming at no extra cost.
I will also provide programming for parents who have exited the ABA funding model and want their child to continue receiving ABA therapy. This will help your child to continue their learning in a proven environment. I will also work on goals that were not targeted in the ABA funded program but will help the behavioural, social and communication quality of life for your child and your family.
I consult with schools and other professionals such as speech and occupational therapists, teacher's assistants and teacher's. Knowledge gained will be integrated into the programming and information will be shared to ensure continuity in programming.
I have known and worked with Mary Mac Naull for the last ten years, both at the former BCTS. Centre and as a private Instructional Therapist. Mary has been my Program Supervisor for many of my clients over the last ten years. Mary has always shown professionalism, consideration for her clients, and the spirit of a team player. Mary has worked hard for her clients and has proved herself to be a tireless advocate for the autistic children in our community. Mary has furthered her education in the field of Applied Behavioural Analysis to keep up to date with the latest strategies and methods to help her clients. Mary has shown her experience in being able to match the proper programs with her widely diverse clientele and have her clients show success on all levels. Mary has worked with children ranging in ages from 2-17. These children have a wide range of issues, from mild to severe autism. The continued success of Mary's clients are a testament to how hard she works for her clients and how much she enjoys her field of work.