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ABA & Speech Therapy Collaboration

Welcome to 49 Main Street West Grimsby

Are you interested in ABA/Speech Therapy Collaboration? 

At our Grimsby location we offer speech language therapy sessions within your child’s scheduled ABA therapy sessions. 

The collaboration between ABA and Speech therapy is vital to ensuring success of the learner. BCBAs and SLP’s are instrumental members of treatment teams who share a similar end goal of increasing expressive and receptive communication skills, aiding in independence, safety, and quality of life. BCBAs and SLPs each bring forth professional training, knowledge, and experience that when combined can aid in greater skill development and success. 


  1. Prevents unnecessary replication or conflicting interventions or treatments 

  2. Promotes high quality comprehensive service delivery 

  3. Less travel time between service providers = less time your child is required to be taken out of school or extracurriculars 

  4. Team meetings with your SLP and BCBA can be scheduled to make the most of your time at the centre instead of arranging multiple meetings with different service providers

  5. You will no longer need to be the middleman between service providers 

  6. Allows for consultation between professionals to ensure the most effective therapy is in place 

  7. Increases the number of learning opportunities that your child receives 

ABA & Speech Therapy Collaboration: The Clinic

Service Options

Option 1: 
1:1 ABA Therapy + Speech Sessions

After completing you ABA assessment your BCBA will recommend the number of weekly hours your child should receive. Your Speech Language Pathologist from Empower Communication Services will join your child’s ABA session for either 30 minutes or 45 minutes and provide direct speech language therapy with the support of your ABA therapist. Your ABA therapist will be there to help arrange the environment, provide reinforcement, aid in behaviour reduction, and use behavioural supports. 

Speech sessions can be added to your ABA sessions weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on the need of your child and the recommendations of your Speech Language Pathologist. 


In collaboration with your Speech Language Pathologist, your BCBA will make programs to target the areas of speech and language your child requires. Your ABA therapist will continue to practice these skills with your child during the ABA sessions until your next speech therapy session. Like all ABA programs data collection will occur to ensure progress is being made. 

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Child In Speech Therapy

Option 1:
1:1 Therapy + Speech Sessions

Benefits: 

  1. Your BCBA and SLP will work closely together to create programs that target speech and language goals and utilize the principles of applied behaviour analysis

  2. Collaboration of service providers will increase consistency resulting in greater likelihood of success and learning new skills

  3.  Your ABA sessions will involve strategies and goals from your SLP allowing for more exposure and practice then regular weekly or bi-weekly speech language therapy visits 

  4. Data is taken on all programs to ensure adequate progress is being made 

Option 2:  
Parent Mediated ABA + Speech Therapy

This option includes one weekly session that is two hours in length. One hour will be parent-mediated ABA therapy and the other hour will be parent-mediated Speech and Language Therapy. The session will include your child working directly with your assigned BCBA (or BCBA-supervised ABA clinician) and Speech Language Pathologist. The session will consist of caregiver coaching using behaviour skills training (an evidenced based strategy) and home assignments to ensure the learner is provided adequate practice to learn the targeted skill(s).

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Kid Playing with Bubble

Option 2:  
Parent Mediated ABA + Speech Therapy

Benefits: 

  1. Your child will work directly with your assigned BCBA (or BCBA-Supervised ABA Clinician) and Speech Language Pathologist, ensuring that the clinician is highly trained

  2. Ideal for families who have limited or no funding as there are less weekly therapy hours

  3. Provides caregivers with the skills and confidence to use ABA and Speech strategies to support their child within the home and community 

  4. Less weekly hours spent in therapy to provide time for your child to be a KID

ABA & Speech Therapy Collaboration: Our Services

Empower Communication Services

Learn more about the amazing Speech Language Pathologists who work at Empower Communication Services.
Contact Empower Communication Services at:
info@empowercommunication.org | 647-746-4012

ABA & Speech Therapy Collaboration: Welcome
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