Offering Specialised Therapy for Autism
With clinics in both Sydney and Canberra, Aspire’s dedicated team of professionals from around the country and the world collaborate to provide personalised therapy plans for children with autism.
Our approach is based around the Early Start Denver Model and aims to train parents to be active partners in their child’s development alongside therapy from our team. We provide services in our clinic, at home, and in school settings and address a variety of learning delays, focusing on creating the most effective environment for each child’s unique needs.
At Aspire, we provide services for children with:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Global developmental delay
- Down syndrome
- Cerebral palsy
- Attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Academic difficulties
- Difficulties reading and decoding
The EIBI Autism Program Difference
Early and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (EIBI) in Autism at Aspire
Our EIBI for autism program is a more intensive therapy option run by our team of Behaviour Technicians conducting sessions at our clinic, in your home, or at pre-school or school.
Supervised by a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst), our EIBI program offers 12 to 35 hours a week of tailored therapy. To ensure the most effective outcomes, the program includes fortnightly team meetings and parent coaching, ensuring a collaborative approach to setting and regularly updating goals for your child’s development.
Our best-practice approach to EIBI training includes strategies that teach pro-social behaviour while reducing barriers to learning. Aspire’s EIBI program employs a variety of techniques, including Natural Environment Training/Incidental teaching, Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behaviour framework, and Rational Frame Theory.
Frequently Asked Questions on our Canberra Clinic
Our EIBI for autism stands out from the rest through its hands-on approach and the focus of parental involvement for the best outcomes. Regular team meetings involving clinicians, supervisors, and parents allow for transparency and continuous adaptation of each child’s program based on their progress, needs, and changing environment.
Aspire’s services are led by a team of dedicated professionals, including our clinical director, Joshua Pritchard. Our clinic manager, Behaviour Support Practitioners, and Program Managers are each uniquely qualified, bringing diverse experiences and passionate support and care to cater to your child’s and family’s needs.
At Aspire, we use four main approaches based on the child’s needs:
- Natural Environment Training/Incidental Teaching: This approach is about teaching or generalising skills within a child’s natural environment, such as at home or (pre)school, focusing on the development of social skills, communication, and play skills.
- Discrete Trial Training (DTT): DTT is a technique for managing many learning opportunities by breaking down complete skills into small, manageable steps.
- Verbal Behaviour Framework: This framework focuses on teaching children to use language and communication relevantly and functionally.
- Rational Frame Theory (RFT): RFT emphasises the ability to relate concepts and learn from the environment.
Whether you are ready to begin your journey or have initial questions, you can get in touch with our friendly team here.