Around the clock care services
1:1 Staff to Child Ratio
ABA Therapy During All Waking Hours
Individual and Group Therapy
Trauma Informed Care
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Applied Behavior Analysis
ABA is an initial analysis performed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) that reviews the patient’s skill set. This helps us to design a therapy program that is custom to each patient.
Please note: If a client is currently receiving ABA therapy, that treatment and Behavior Intervention Plan will be reviewed, considered and components maybe incorporated into the Heartland Center for Autism treatment plan. Our clinical team will collaborate with our clients current providers to ensure the success and clinical progress while at Heartland Center for Autism.
Naturalistic teaching embraces the acquisition of a new skill in one domain.
For example, color identification while sorting, can be applied in other domains, such as using the name of a color as a description for a desired object.
Discrete Trial Training
DTT involves using a basic process to teach a new skill or behavior, and then repeating it until it’s learned.
The process involves giving an instruction like ‘Pick up the cup’. If needed, you follow up the instruction with a physical or verbal prompt like pointing at the cup.
Social Skills Training
SST focuses on verbal and nonverbal behaviors common in social interactions.
It includes interventions and instructional methods that help an individual improve and understand social behavior. The goal is to teach people about verbal and nonverbal behaviors that are involved in typical social interactions
Picture Exchange Communication
PECS is a way for autistic people to communicate without relying on speech.
We teach patients how to communicate using cards with pictures, symbols, words or photographs to ask for things, comment on things or answer questions.
Didactic group therapy uses discussions, educational workshops, training or creative exercises and group activities or outings.
It educates families about issues related to substance abuse, behaviors associated with substance abuse, and the consequences of substance abuse.
Pivotal Response Training
PRT uses a patient’s natural motivations (toys, games and activities that a child wants and cares about) to teach and reinforce new, pro-social behaviors.
Art Therapy for autistic children at the Heartland Center for Autism is a transformative and enriching experience. Through the power of creative expression, children engage in a safe and supportive environment where they can explore their emotions, enhance their communication skills, and foster self-awareness. Our skilled art therapists utilize a variety of art mediums to encourage self-expression, improve focus, and promote sensory integration. From painting to sculpting, every art session is tailored to individual needs, allowing each child to discover their unique strengths and abilities. Through the therapeutic process, children with autism can find joy, develop confidence, and unleash their creative potential. Discover the profound impact of Art Therapy at Heartland and embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
CBT is a “problem-focused” and “action-oriented” form of therapy.
We help pur patients identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviour. We focus on what is going on in your life right now and how your past ex-periences have affected you.