Each program at the Joy of Learning Centre is delivered in a fun and motivating way. We provide Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with a focus on Verbal Behaviour. ABA is a field within psychology that has been researched as a scientific approach to effecting positive behaviour change with many applications in human resources, business, sports performance, as well as in special education. Dr. Ivar Lovaas first used ABA to develop intensive therapy for children diagnosed with autism over 40 years ago, and the research outcomes showed that significant improvement could be made across behavioural, academic, social and life skill domains. Combined with a model of Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) these principles have since been used worldwide to ensure proven success in individuals across the Autism Spectrum.

1-to-1 Program

Students participating in this Ministry approved program will benefit from an intensive therapy delivered by a skilled instructional therapist. Each individual program plan will be developed by an experienced senior therapist to obtain the utmost success. The clinical psychologist will oversee the programs to ensure developmental milestones are being reached and maintained.

4-to-1 Program

Students participating in this program will follow a modified Ontario curriculum, with more emphasis on social skills and academic subjects. Direct Instruction techniques are also implemented to aid in the overall program success.

Music Program

Directed by music teacher Jane Dyer, children learn to play the piano and other instruments, sing songs, and dance. The music program aims to enhance neuromotor coordination, provide an alternative communicative outlet and unleash some amazing talents. Ms. Jane also offers individualized piano lessons.

Supportive School Environments

We provide enhanced service between schools and therapy. The JoLC therapists were some of the first allowed into schools to give one-to-one support to our students. We also provide opportunities for support services to come in and observe our students while working with their therapists.

Enrollment

Our Regular programming runs from September to June, and Summer programming in July and August. We have a running registration throughout the year. For more information about fees and availability, please email info@jolc.ca.