Parent Coaching and Consultations
We provide consultative services for children and adolescents aged 2 to 17, and adults 18+.
A member of our senior team will consult directly with you. Consultations provide focused services to ensure meaningful goals are identified and taught in the learner’s natural environment. These consultations will include a large parent training component and some one-to-one time with the learner. It is important for parents to learn ABA strategies specific to their learner's needs, as well as general ABA principles.
Our consultations are delivered in 13-week service blocks, starting at 2 hours/week. An individualized service plan will be determined as part of the initial intake process.
We have also worked with community organizations to help faciliate Urgent Response Services through the Ontario Autism Program. If you have questions about URS, please contact your area's lead organization. They would be the ones to arrange services with a third-party organization if needed.
- Intake Form
- Discovery Call
- Initial Assessment
- Registration Form
- Begin Regular Sessions
Consultations will be billed at an hourly rate of $105.00/hour. This applies to direct hours spent with the learner and family, as well as any indirect hours used to support the learner's programming. This also includes any direct and indirect hours associated with completing the intake meeting, assesssment sessions and program set up. The initial assessment process is explained in detail in Step 3 of the 'Intake Process' described above.
After the first consultation, an invoice will be emailed for the full cost of the service block (including the first session). For example, if the consultation runs at 2 hours/week for 13 weeks, an invoice will be sent during Week 2 for the full 13 weeks.
The following cancellation policy will be included in your Consultation Registration Form:
I, the Parent/Guardian, understand that ...
In the event of a cancellation, I must notify the Therapist. Cancelled sessions will not be refunded. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed.
If the Therapist cancels a session for any reason, I will be notified as soon as possible. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed.
In the event of inclement weather, Best Behaviour Inc. reminds all clients and team members to travel by car only when it is safe to do so and when you do travel, allow for extra time, take care, and have caution on the roads. If the Therapist is unable to get to a session due to inclement weather, they may cancel the session. If it is a centre-based session and the centre is closed due to inclement weather, all parties will be notified. In both situations, the session will not be billed or paid. Cancelled sessions can be rescheduled at the discretion of the Parent/Guardian and Therapist, or will be reallocated for additional indirect hours as needed. If the centre is open, then it is expected that the learner will be attending their session. Sessions cancelled within twenty-four (24) hours notice, even as a result of inclement weather, will be billed in full as a Late Parent Cancellation.
If the learner is late to a session, I am required to contact the Therapist. The session will not be extended to make up the missed time. The Therapist will wait fifteen (15) minutes if the learner is not there at the scheduled time, and then is allowed to leave. The session will be considered a Late Parent Cancellation and will be billed in full. If the learner is not picked up when the session is finished, the extra time will be billed at the regular hourly rate.
If the Therapist is late to a session, they will contact me. The session will be extended to make up the missed time or the time will be deducted from the total session length.
Cancellations extending five (5) consecutive calendar days are considered an extended leave. At least two (2) weeks’ notice is required for extended leaves, changes in schedule, and any reduction in hours. This is to facilitate consistency in service delivery. This includes, but is not limited to, time off while sick, holidays, vacations, summer camp etc. Payment for sessions not cancelled according to this policy may be required in full and considered a Late Parent Cancellation.
Sessions will not be held on the following statutory holidays: New Year’s Day, Ontario Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day.
Best Behaviour Inc. reserves the right to terminate services if attendance is poor. In order to facilitate consistent and effective service delivery, learners are encouraged to attend each of their scheduled sessions to the best of their ability. If attendance continues to fall below 75% of the learner's scheduled service intensity, after attempting to find meaningful solutions to increase the learner's attendance, services may need to be terminated.