Father and Daughter

Skill Training / Acquisition

Skills Training is an evidence-based treatment for parents who have children or teens with autism that engage in problem behaviour or has a skill deficit. Research strongly supports this type of treatment to help parents learn effective behaviour management techniques to reduce and prevent the occurrence of their child’s challenging behaviour and increase socially appropriate behaviors. These programs are also effective in helping children learn social skills, communication skills, adaptive skills, self-regulation, motor skills, play skills, and activities of daily living. Our programs draw upon research-supported manuals and treatment protocols from the fields of applied behaviour analysis (ABA), behaviour therapy, and cognitive behaviour therapy.