One-to-One ABA Therapy

We provide focused and comprehensive services to create effective ABA programs for children and adolescents aged 2 to 17, and adults 18+.

An ABA therapist will work with the learner in home or community locations. Centre-based options are also available in Waterloo. All programs include initial and ongoing behaviour/skills assessments, individualized programs implemented by an ABA Therapist, and on-going supervision by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Our one-to-one services are planned in 26-week service blocks, starting at 6-9 hours/week. An individualized service plan will be determined as part of the initial intake process.

For a more focused approach to skill building, take a look at our Parent Coaching and Consultations, starting at 2 hours/week.

Intake Process

This is the first step in the intake process for one-to-one ABA services at Best Behaviour.
If you are an existing client or have worked with us in the past, please reach out directly to inquire about registering. An intake form (as well as other portions of this intake process) may not be necessary.

Upon receipt and review of the completed intake form, we will follow up with you to share an update regarding availability, and schedule a Discovery Call.

Your completed intake form will be passed on to one of our senior clinical team members. They will schedule a 15-minute discovery call to further discuss group ABA therapy, availability, and answer any questions you may have.

If we are able to accommodate your service request and you decide that you would like to register for one-to-one ABA services, we will schedule an initial assessment.

If it is determined that you will need to wait for services, your intake form will be saved and we will reach out to you when an opening comes available.

Before beginning one-to-one ABA sessions, we will complete a full initial assessment. You can read more about Phase 1 of the initial assessment process here.

If after reviewing the assessment report, you decide that you would like to register for subsequent services, a registration form will be shared with you. This form can be completed electronically. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this form, or help you complete it over the phone. Once your registration form has been completed, this marks the beginning of your service agreement with Best Behaviour. Welcome!

We will then move onto Phase 2 of the initial assessment process, which includes program and team set up. You can read more about Phase 2 of the initial assessment process here.

Your therapist will begin sessions.

The Behaviour Analyst will attend the first session with the Instructor Therapist(s). The focus of the first 1-3 sessions often include pairing, introducing interventions, and completing some joint observations with the Instructor Therapist(s). Once the flow of the session has been established, the Behaviour Analyst will begin their regular supervision schedule.

Reassessments are completed approximately every 6 months, but can be completed more or less often based on learner progress. During a reassessment, you will be provided with an updated Assessment Report or a Progress Report, to be reviewed in a meeting with the Behaviour Analyst. The purpose of this meeting is to review the learner's therapy goals to date and recommendations for next steps.

At the end of services, a transition report will be shared. The purpose of this report is to summarize the learner's goals to date and recommendations for next steps (including strategies to continue and any potential service extensions).


One-to-one ABA services will be billed according to the following categories of service: direct ABA therapy ($60/hr), direct supervision ($150/hr), assessment ($60/hr), family/caregiver training ($60/hr), consultation with professionals ($60/hr), and team meeting ($60/hr).

Direct supervision is allocated based on the proportion of one-to-one hours the learner is expected to receive for the duration of their service plan. This proportion is 10% of the learner's scheduled one-to-one therapy, or a minimum of 1 hour/week. For example, if the learner is registered for 10 hours per week of one-to-one therapy, the Behaviour Analyst will have 1 hour of direct supervision allocated per week (or 2 hours bi-weekly). If that were to increase to 15 hours/week of one-to-one therapy, the direct supervision would increase to 1.5 hours of direct supervision per week. Direct supervision includes a variety of tasks related to overseeing ABA interventions, monitoring client progress, and providing client-specific training to Instructor Therapists. Our Behaviour Analysts carry manageable caseloads that allow them to provide direct supervision that meets or exceeds all industry standards, while also balancing all of the indirect supervision tasks that also go along with supervising an ABA program (writing programs and preparing materials, updating reports, collaborating with other team members, reviewing recent research and literature, and traveling to clients in home/community settings).

If applicable, travel time may be billed for one-to-one sessions at an hourly rate of $60.00/hour. This will be discussed at the time of registration, based on the details of the learner's therapy session plan (therapist schedule, location, budget etc.). Travel time is defined as the therapist's time spent driving to the agreed upon therapy location (ex. the learner's home, or a community location). Travel time may also include the therapist's time driving to their next appointment, if the agreed upon therapy location requires additional travel that is out of the way or if the therapist is returning back to the centre located at 15 Willow Street. Travel time is billed at the regular hourly rate, reflective of the therapist's travel time for each in-person session. It is important to note that we will make every effort to minimize travel costs, and ensure our travel plans are both economical and reasonable. Travel time is not billed for centre-based sessions at the centre located at 15 Willow Street.

An invoice will be emailed biweekly, totalling the bill for the previous bi-weekly billing period’s services. For example, an invoice will be sent on June 16th for the services provided June 1-14.

For a detailed cost breakdown, please see the 'Cost Calculator' buttons below. These will direct you to a Google Sheet file that will allow you to enter your desired number of one-to-one hours, and see the expected cost for services weekly and across a 6 or 12 month period.

Please note that any materials that will be consumed by the learner (ex. edible reinforcement), disposed of after use (ex. diapers and wipes) or that the Parent/Guardian intends to keep when therapy is terminated (ex. PECS binder, iPad) must be purchased by the Parent/Guardian. Community memberships and activity fees incurred during community outings are also to be purchased by the Parent/Guardian.

Cancellation Policy

The following cancellation policy will be included in your One-to-One Registration Form:

Weekly ABA Schedule of 1 day/week = 3 days of Parent Planned Time Off per Calendar Year

Weekly ABA Schedule of 2 days/week = 6 days of Parent Planned Time Off per Calendar Year

Weekly ABA Schedule of 3 days/week = 9 days of Parent Planned Time Off per Calendar Year

Weekly ABA Schedule of 4 days/week = 12 days of Parent Planned Time Off per Calendar Year

Weekly ABA Schedule of 5 days/week = 15 days of Parent Planned Time Off per Calendar Year