Behavioural Support Services

One-on-one interventions/Social Skills Groups

Skills Enrichment Program

The Skills Enrichment Program is offered through Autism Connections Fredericton in partnership with UNB’s Applied Behaviour Analysis(ABA) Certificate Program. Under the direction and supervision of Dr. Michael Palmer (Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA-D) and a BCBA clinical supervisor, students apply their knowledge working in a practicum setting here at ACF. The Skills Enrichment Program provides skill-building services under the supervision of the certified professionals. The teaching program/clinic allows students to provide low-cost skill-building services while simultaneously learning and practicing their clinical skills.

The main objective of the Skills Enrichment Program is to focus on building new skills to increase the quality of life. These skills are broken down into four broad categories:

  • Independence and Life Skills: daily living skills that help the individual achieve independence

  • Language and Social Skills: the ability to express wants and needs, have a conversation with family and friends, navigate the social world, and make friends

  • Behavioural Support: skills to self-regulate. If there is a behavioural concern, our priority is to determine why the behaviour is occurring and help the family or the individual change the environment to prevent that behavioural concern or teach the individual how to communicate their wants and needs better.  

  • Academic Skills: sessions that break down academic tasks (such as math, reading, writing, etc.) into more manageable steps to accelerate academic learning.

Procedure

To sign up for a behavioural support services, please, fill out the general application. After we receive your response, we will contact you to set up an intake interview with you or/and your child to better understand your goals.

Funding

The sessions are $20 per hour. Services can be funded by the Department of Social Development for their clients. An application must be approved by your social worker. Please, contact us for more information at socialskillsprogram.acf@gmail.com.

Social Skills Group

Social Skills Group is a part of Skills Enrichment Program offered by the students from the Certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis program at the University of New Brunswick. The main purpose of the Social Skills Groups is using ABA strategies to facilitate social interaction and help to understand basic social rules and norms. For example, how to make friends, how to cope with social anxiety, what good friendship relationships look like, and more. The Social Skills Group is contingent on the number of participants who wish to participate in each age group. For many children and adults this is a great opportunity to meet new friends!

Procedure

To sign up for a Social Skills Group, please, fill out the general application for ABA services. After we receive your response, we will contact you to set up an intake interview with you or/and your child to better understand your goals.

Funding

The sessions are $20 per hour. Services can be funded by the Department of Social Development for their clients. An application must be approved by your social worker. Please, contact us for more information at socialskillsprogram.acf@gmail.com.

Behavioural Support Services

In addition to the Skills Enrichment Program offered by the UNB practicum students, we offer behavioural services with our ABA clinicians. We offer individualized programming to support clients goals. Our clinicians provide services under the supervision of a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst as directed by the Atlantic Provinces Association for Behaviour Analysis in the Statement on the Professional Practice of Behaviour Analysis in the Atlantic Provinces.

Procedure

To sign up for a behavioural support services, please, fill out the general application. After we receive your response, we will contact you to set up an intake interview with you or/and your child to better understand your goals.

Funding

The sessions are $35 per hour. Services can potentially be funded by the Department of Social Development for their clients. An application must be approved by your social worker. Please, contact us for more information at aba.acf@gmail.com.