Think Tank Therapy has a variety of classes to match each child's individual needs. We have developed classes and instruction based on age, receptive language, expressive language, fine motor and gross motor skills. We accept children of all ages over 2 years old and all skill levels. Children do not need an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis to be a part of our programs, only the willingness to learn!
At Think Tank Therapy, we strongly believe that speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and applied behaviour analysis can all be instrumental in providing the highest-quality services for autistic children. That's why we created our collaborative program!
Currently in Ontario, provincial legislation, funding limitations, and professional organizations make it difficult for us to provide equal amounts of each of these services, for prices that are affordable for parents. But we are doing our best! Think Tank Therapy continues to advocate for equal recognition of the proven effectiveness of all three therapies within Ontario's programs. We strongly believe that regulations should better allow for collaborative service delivery models, like the one we have developed.
While we wait on government and professional organizations to update their regulations regarding collaborative service delivery for autistic children, we continue to provide your child with as much therapy in each domain as we can at our current price point.
As always, additional one-to-one speech and language therapy can be arranged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We know that so many of our children would greatly benefit from additional therapy.
ACCEPTING WAITLIST INQUIRIES
Day classes take place Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm with extra supports available. Your child will be assessed individually and have individual goals created from a Board Certified Behavior Analysis, Speech and Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, based on our collaborative evaluation.
Every child will benefit from a 1:2 (one staff per two children) ratio as support in the class.
Require minimum six month commitment.
No sign-ins or sign-outs between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm as this is our lunch hour.
All children are required to bring a peanut/nut free lunch, snacks and water bottle. Hot lunch will be provided on a rotating basis.
All children will receive an initial developmental therapy profile, which will be updated every 12 weeks.
There is a one time registration fee of $450 per child.
1:2 Support: $45/hr
Minimum enrollment requirement is two days per week, equaling a minimum of 9 hours per week
Private Speech and Language Therapy
Private Speech and Language Pathology is a highly recommended service for all children. This is a one-to-one therapy session with the Speech Pathologist. It will be written as a separate receipt for insurance purposes.
Speech Therapy: $120/hr
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Sunday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Ages 3+
We will be working on an array of school related skills including writing, spelling, sentence structure and math. Advanced registration required.
Caregiver Coffee Time
Saturday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am • All Ages
Caregivers are welcome to bring all children to play in our big room. Trained therapy staff will be attending to help caregivers with questions about their child's development and assist with children in attendance.
Sibling Group: $120/6 week enrollment
Caregiver Coffee Time: Free
Sunday Social Respite Care
Sunday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm • Ages 2+
We will be teaching and playing many social games and touching base on key academic skills. Bring your own lunch and snacks. Respite is for all children with and without a diagnosis. Discounts available for siblings. Advanced registration required.
Think Tank Therapy will be closed for all long weekends and holidays.
Respite Care: $20/hr for first child, add $5/hr per child for additional children
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Parent & Caregiver Supports
Parent Support Group (with Respite Care)
Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Parent support groups will be for families looking to connect with other families. Conversations will be lead by pre-planned topics. Child care will be provided while parents are in another area to create a more relaxing environment. Siblings and families not enrolled at Think Tank are invited for a small childcare fee.
Before and After School Care
Monday-Friday, as needed
We understand that you may need to drop off early or pick up late. Please contact us to arrange times. Price will depend on times and frequency.
Before/After School Care: Rates vary
Child care: $10/child (parent attendance is free)
*No charge for families with a child enrolled in Day Classes. Advanced registration still required for all attendees.
Learn in the Comfort of Your Own Home • 8 week program
We will be using the STAR Autism Program online curriculum. It is a research-based program designed to provide preschool and elementary students access to remote learning opportunities during school and ABA/IBI centre closures for social/physical distancing. The Tots at Home Experience is the first of its kind in Canada!
We know that each learner is different and one size does not fit all. We use our Skill Profile Form to identify the online learning strand best suited to the student and identify the goals for the student in these particular remote learning session blocks.
Session blocks are 50 minutes per day via Zoom meetings, five days a week for eight weeks. Sessions are one to one with students and parents as needed support.
We will also provide you with Learn at Home packets that either you can print and make yourselves, or we can make it for you and drop off (no contact), when possible.
Our BCBA has made available one hour webinars on key ABA themes via Zoom each week, as part of the Tots at Home Experience.
Live Parent Coaching
To make your days filled with educational and fun learning with your child and family members, we can also offer live, synchronous parent and child coaching sessions for the following:
Routines at home for transitions, morning and bedtime; building social skills; family fun time; helping with household chores and home activities
Extension activities such as peer supports; fine motor skills; gross motor skills, listening and attending skills; primary games; cognitive skills
We will also provide you fun learning at home packets that either you can print and make yourselves, or we can make it for you and drop off (no contact), when possible.
8 Week Program, materials delivered: $2000
Materials will be delivered to your door step and are to be returned upon program completion. Refundable $200 deposit is required.
8 Week Program, materials via PDF: $1900
Parents expected to print and cut out materials.
*Both options include a free consultation to confirm tele-therapy is right for your family.
Included in child's enrollment in 8 week Remote Learning program
$25/hour if not enrolled in 8 week Remote Learning program