In Project ImPACT, caregivers learn how to use ABA teaching strategies to promote their child’s communication and social engagement. Parents/caregivers work one-on-one with an experienced therapist. Together, they set goals for the outcomes they would like to see (e.g., for the child to play appropriately, to use eye contact, gestures, or words to communicate). The therapist then teaches parents the skills they need to achieve those goals with their child at home.
You and your child will work with your Project ImPACT therapist for up to 18 sessions over 6 months. Each session is one hour long.
The first 12 sessions will teach you the core Project ImPACT skills, and will be scheduled once a week. A few examples of the skills that you will learn include:
The last 6 sessions will be scheduled every other week. Your therapist will work with you to set goals for the last 6 sessions. Examples of goals include:
The Project ImPACT approach is systematic and provides parents with the support they need to become effective teachers:
Parents/caregivers are supported, step-by-step, to learn new skills:
Project ImPACT is developmentally appropriate for young children with ASD.
Families participating in Project ImPACT at Eastwood Psychologists may choose either in-person sessions at the clinic, or virtual (video) sessions from your home.
Our clinic is centrally located (in downtown Brampton) and easy to access by car from Brampton, Caledon, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville, Bolton, Orangeville, Woodbridge and Mississauga. Our clinic is directly on the Brampton Rapid Transit line, with a stop right outside our door.
Please let us know if there are barriers that would make it hard for you to attend sessions at our clinic. We offer flexible appointment times, and we can also accommodate additional family members (e.g., siblings) if needed. Please let us know your needs, so we can work together with you.
We are committed to providing the safest possible treatment environment. In addition to following all public health guidelines, we:
Important considerations about in-person vs. virtual service delivery:
Our office manager will be pleased to discuss your needs to help you decide which service delivery option is best for you.