At Giant Steps, we are passionate about improving the lives of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. We believe that a comprehensive, data-driven approach of direct therapies and life skill programming best meets the complex learning needs of children with ASD. Children participate in individualized therapy and skill development programs based on detailed therapy plans, the child’s academic and life skill goals, and frequent clinical reviews.
Our team consists of a Clinical Director, a Speech & Language Pathologist, a registered Occupational Therapist, registered BCBA, RBT and Behaviour Therapists, and Therapy Assistants.
Our therapists are highly experienced in working with children with autism. Using a wide array of best practices, they deliver 3 core therapy programs – speech, behaviour, and occupational therapies. Play, social, and daily living skill development is incorporated into each child’s programming. Each child receives 1 hour of direct therapy/week in each of the 3 disciplines.
In addition to their 3 weekly therapy sessions, children work with our Therapy Assistants on a 2:1 child to staff ratio. Thematic daily activities are based on the Essential for Living (EFL) communication, behaviour and functional skills curriculum. Visit Our Programs for more details.
Families are important partners in all aspects of their child’s program, working with our team to establish and modify therapy plans and foster the generalization of therapeutic strategies to all settings.