START Program
Using Pivotal Response Treatment to Increase Verbal Language: A Parent Coaching Group

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

The START Program is a sought-after group program for parents/caregivers of young children with autism. Based on Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), a therapy model developed by the Koegel Autism Centre in California, this innovative program teaches parents practical strategies to support their child in:

  • Using words and sentences to ask for things
  • Answering questions
  • Making choices
  • Copying what other people say

 

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is the only facility in Western Canada that offers this extraordinary coaching program!

  • Designed specifically for early language development in children with autism, ages 2-8
  • Program development based on 40 years of research
  • Strategies designed to be implemented during daily routines
  • All sessions are led by an experienced Speech-Language Pathologist with Level 5 PRT Training

 

Program Details

  • 10 Zoom group sessions in the evening
  • 1 daytime home visit
  • 8 video feedbacks

 

Participation Details

  • Attend and participate in group sessions
  • Be available for 1 daytime home visit
  • Submit videos for feedback
  • Each session will be a positive and interactive experience!

 

The START Program from the eyes of a parent: read Lucas’s story!¬†

 

Program Offered 4 Times Per Year!
Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer

Via Zoom Video Conference
Sessions run once a week from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

Next Session: Winter 2023

Thursdays, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

  • February 2, 9, 16 & 23
  • March 2, 9, 16 & 30
  • April 6 & 13

Download the registration form by clicking “Register” below. Once completed, email your completed form to AFournier@centreforautism.ab.ca

For more information, including pricing, please contact Angele Fournier  AFournier@centreforautism.ab.ca

Now available in Calgary! 

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START Program

  The START Program is a sought-after group program for parents/caregivers of young children with autism. Based on Pivotal…