SPEECH PROGRAMS

WE OFFER ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT inlcuding device Programming and PArent Training for clients using AAC only

Synergy Kids’ Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) has extensive experience implimenting PECS and Proloquo2go. 

In-person sessions are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5-8pm from September-June. 

SLP Service is limited to clients seeking support for high-tech and low-tech communication needs only. Articulation therapy is not available at this time.

Services Provided BY A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST:

  • Assessment
  • Parent Training
  • Device Tune-Up/ Set-Up
  • 1:1 Treatment
  • Consultation

ABA Therapy Programs

An initial assessment is conducted by a Registered Behaviour Analyst and the family to identify goals to be targeted during ABA Therapy.  The Behaviour Analyst will create a Treatment Plan identifying the goals and ABA Strategies to be used during sessions. The family then books specific days and times for sessions which may occur 7 days a week including evenings, weekends and daytime sessions.  

ABA Therapy is offered 1:1 and in small groups.

ABA Therapy is eligible for coverage with most extended health benefit plans as well as Ontario Autism Program (OAP) funding. 

SERVICES PROVIDED BY A REGULATED
BEHAVIOUR ANALYST:

  • Assessment
  • Consultation 
  • Supervision of ABA Therapy
  • Supervision / Training of ABA Therapy Staff
  • Report Writing / Letters of Recommendation
  • Documentation

SKILL BUILDING SESSIONS

DIRECT INTERVENTION Ideal for families without government funding

Skill Building sessions are offered 1:1 or in a small group. Caregivers identify goals to be targeted during sessions. Staff provide engaging activities to target the identified skills. These sessions are lead by qualified instructors who have a diverse background in early childhood education, child and youth care and similar fields of study. Skill Building sessions are NOT eligible for coverage with the Ontario Autism Program. They are a lower-cost option for families seeking direct intervention for their child. 

Services Provided by Skill Building staff:

1:1 and Group Sessions Focused On Improving:

  • Communication
  • Toothbrushing and Toilet Learning
  • Playing with Friends
  • Waiting and Turn Taking
  • Self-Regulation
  • etc.

RESPITE CARE

CHILD CARE DELIVERED BY SKILLED AND COMPASSIONATE STAFF

Respite services are offered daytime, evenings and weekends, the fee is $40 per hour. Staff ensure safe and engaging play opportunities inside Synergy Kids. The focus is for clients to remain happy, relaxed and engaged during their respite session. This service is ideal for clients who would benefit from a safe space to practice separating from caregivers. Respite / child care is an eligible expense for those with Special Services at Home or Passport funding. 

SERVICES PROVIDED BY RESPITE STAFF:

  • Safe, Supervised Child Care
  • Sensory Play
  • Toileting / Diaper Changes as Needed
  • G-Tube Feeds
  • Child-lead activities in the gym, kitchen, classroom and sensory room

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