Group ABA Therapy

Some skills are better taught and practiced in a group setting. When we have clients with similar goals and interests, we can arrange dyad and small group sessions, typically run in centre in a 1:2 ratio. If you would like to inquire about our current dyads/groups, we'd love to see if your learner would be a good fit to join in. The more the merrier! We offer wide range of groups, run by an ABA Therapist and supervised by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Our groups run in Sept-Dec and Jan-Jun blocks. Most of our groups are capped at 2-4 participants, so spots are limited.

Intake Process

  1. Complete an Intake Form

This is the first step in the intake process for group services at Best Behaviour. If you are an existing client or have worked with us in the past, please reach out directly. 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 available gr
oup services. At this time, we are also happy to schedule a time to meet over the phone to answer any questions you may have about our services or ABA therapy.
If we are able to accommodate your service request and you decide that you would like to register for
group services, we would continue with the registration process.
The intake forms are also used to create our wait list, in the event that we are unable to meet your service request at this time.

  1. Complete a Registration Form

A Group Registration Form will be shared with you. If a Medical Alert Form is applicable, that would be completed as well. Both of these forms can be completed electronically. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about these forms, or help you complete them over the phone.
Once your registration form has been completed, the learner's file will be shared with you and members of our senior team.

  1. Complete an Intake Assessment

The Senior Therapist will review the learner's file and reach out to schedule an intake assessment.
An intake assessment is a 30-60 minute observation conducted by the Senior Therapist at the centre. It is a chance for us to meet the learner and get to know them in a brief observation, to confirm the learner's fit in their registered group. We will set up a variety of common group scenarios, like sharing and transitioning between activities. We will also try to observe any relevant skill domains (ex. communication skills, play, independence etc.). A consent form will also be completed at this time.
If we have any reservations about the learner joining their registered group, we will try to offer alternative service options when possible.

  1. Begin Services

The learner will begin attending their group services, as outlined in the registration form.
At the end of the group, a group summary 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).

  1. Welcome!

Here you can find a welcome letter from Sophia Catania, our Clinical Director. You can also read more about what to expect when accessing therapy in-home and at the centre.

Pricing

Group Sessions will be billed at an hourly rate of $39.50/hour ($46.50/hour for those receiving legacy OAP behaviour plan budgets). This applies to direct hours spent with the learner. Indirect hours will be factored into the hourly rate.

After the first group session, an invoice will be emailed for a portion of the group (including the first session). This first portion will include 2/3 of the total cost. The final portion will billed at the end of the group for 1/3 of the total cost. This is to ensure that any cancellations by Best Behaviour Inc. related to COVID-19 safety protocols can be adjusted on the final invoice. For example, if the group runs for 15 weeks, an invoice will be sent during Week 2 for the first 10 weeks and after Week 15 for the remaining 5 weeks.

Group Programs