Common traits of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder that are functions of their neurological and sensory challenges include behaviours that impede functioning, learning and socializing. Some of these may include hyperactivity, anxiety, repetitive behaviours, unusual attachments to objects, tantrums, aggressive or self-injurious behaviours, preference for being alone, avoidance of body contact and difficulties adjusting to change in routines, activities or environments.
Giant Steps’ behaviour therapist is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Using principles of applied behavioural analysis, our therapist conducts assessments and develops individualized behavioural strategies and modifications to curriculum and programming that are implemented by our team and shared with the family and school. Our therapist also educates and trains staff in positive behavioural intervention strategies and techniques.