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Ready, Set, Launch! Early Intervention Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How will your program prepare my child for Kindergarten?

Our teaching procedures are derived from the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), which have been shown to be effective in increasing learning. Your child’s learning goals will be individualized based on your child’s needs, although some instruction will be delivered in small-group. Our goals are aligned with the Ontario Full Day Kindergarten Curriculum.

 

How will I know what my child is learning?

Data on your child’s learning will be collected daily and displayed graphically. Our team will monitor data on a daily basis and will make instructional decisions based on your child’s learning rate. You will receive frequent updates on your child’s progress. We also conduct assessments at the start and end of each term, and which we will share with you at the end of each term.

 

What is the application and intake process?

The first step is to complete a registration form and consent for the eligibility assessment. We will then ask you and your child to come in for an observation (about 30 minutes). Our clinical team will meet with you to discuss the results of the observation and determine if the program is a good fit for your child’s skills.

 

Why does my child have to complete the eligibility assessment?

Our early intervention program is delivered in a small group setting and therefore will require those attending our program to have certain pre-requisite skills. The purpose of the eligibility assessment is to ensure our program would meet your child’s current needs. If your child does not meet the eligibility criteria at this time, we are happy to discuss other treatment options.

 

Is there a cost for the eligibility assessment?

No, there is no cost for the eligibility assessment.

 

Do you have a calendar of your program?

Our tentative calendar is available here however our holiday and PA days may change.

 

How is the program funded?

Our early intervention program may be eligible for funding through your extended health care benefits, or if applicable, through the Ontario Autism Program.

 

Do you collaborate with other professionals in your program?

We are open to collaboration with other service providers such as your physician, Speech-Language Pathologist, Psychologist, and others. If you are interested in our clinic’s various services, please contact our office.

 

What will my child’s day look like?

Our early intervention program is structured in a way that your child will participate in small group and 1:1 instruction. Our day will include group time, snack, opportunities to teach and generalize play and social skills, as well as time outdoors whenever appropriate.

 

Who will be teaching my child?

Instructor therapists will be working directly with your child, supervised by our Senior Therapist who is on-site daily. Our Clinical Supervisor provides supervision on a regular basis.  

 

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Dalton Associates (DA) and Launch Behavioural Health acknowledge that we are situated on Turtle Island, that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples from the beginning. As a settler-owned organization, we are always working on de-colonizing our practices and offering mental health services that reflect a wholistic approach to health and wellness. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds, and include First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. We want to do more than make a difference at an individual level: we aspire to support a societal shift in the way that mental health is addressed and cared for, and we believe that a cross-cultural approach, bringing Indigenous worldviews to the forefront, is necessary to help break the system and rebuild it in a way that promotes healthy wellbeing for future generations. We are actively engaged in changing the landscape of mental health care in Ontario, by augmenting (and compensating) the voices and experiences of Indigenous knowledge keepers, and by incorporating Indigenous values and teachings in our program models.