Since 1953, the Durham Region community has trusted the expertise of Grandview Kids. We take great pride in more than 65 years as a family-centred organization, serving the diverse needs of children, youth and their families. Our Purchased Services are separate from our core programs and services. Your participation in Purchased Services does not impact wait times for those programs.
Grandview Kids offers a variety of Purchased Services. These include behaviour services, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Purchased Service Offerings
Autism Behaviour Services
Developed with feedback from families, #TeamGrandview is excited to be offering a range of group and 1:1 Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs for families with children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of autism. Every child registered in any of our ABA Programs will receive an individualized assessment with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). If required, a Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) and/or Occupational Therapist (OT) may also participate in the assessment.
Behaviour services utilize the principles of ABA to target a broad range of goals within a number of learning domains, such as behaviour modification, communication, activities of daily living, pre-academic skills and emotional regulation. Our Autism Program team of experienced clinicians works together, and with parents/caregivers, to ensure that the best practices and evidence-based treatments are supporting the child’s autism services journey. Two pathways are available to clients and caregivers:
Pathway 1: Foundational Applied Skills Training (FAST) Program
Foundational skills across learning domains are targeted in this model, with a focus on primary goal areas, which will be determined during a parent/caregiver interview and child assessment.
Pathway 2: Mediator Model
In this pathway, parents or caregivers observe and participate in the child’s treatment sessions, and receive training to support the child’s goal attainment through additional practice at home.
Visit the Foundational Family Services webpage to learn about available workshops for families with children registered in the Ontario Autism Program.
Other Clinical Purchased Service Options
Please note: Until 2022, new offerings for Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT) and Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Purchased Services are on hold.
SLP: Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants (SLTAs) target communication goals using a variety of evidence-informed techniques and interventions.
OT: Occupational Therapists (OTs) and OT Assistants (OTAs) use various methods to help enable children to improve their ability to participate in and enjoy day-to-day activities.
PT: Physiotherapists (PTs) and PT Assistants (PTAs) support gross motor skill development.
Services beyond Grandview Kids
Families wishing to purchase therapy services are invited to explore the private practice registries available on a number of websites using the links listed below
- Autism Ontario (Ontario Autism Program (OAP) Provider List)
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
- College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
- Speech-Language & Audiology Canada – Find an audiologist or speech-language pathologist
- The College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
- The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
- The Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
Grandview parents and caregivers can join the Online Parent Support (OPS) Group on Facebook and ask other parents for recommendations or find family-recommended resources in the Guides. You can send your request to join through this link or search for Grandview OPS on Facebook.
When purchasing the services of a private clinician, there are a number of questions you may wish to ask. If possible, contact at least three clinicians and compare their responses to ensure that you are enlisting the services that match your needs:
- Does the clinician have experience working with your child’s condition? If so, how much experience?
- What model of service delivery are they prepared to provide (i.e., consultation, individual therapy, group therapy, parent training)?
- How does the clinician select goals for your child? How much importance do they place on family/caregiver involvement, goal selection and treatment?
- What is their approach to therapy?
- Does the clinician work with support personnel?
- What is the training and supervision process for support personnel? How frequently is supervision provided?
- Where is the service provided? (e.g., your home, their office, virtual)
- What are the fees for their services? Is it negotiable based on your insurance coverage? Is the rate lower if the services are provided by support personnel? Do you have to pay the private clinician AND support personnel fees?
- Can shorter sessions (e.g., 30-45 minutes) be scheduled?
- In addition to face-to-face time with you and your child, what does the clinician charge for (e.g., phone calls, travel time, reports, meetings)?
- Will the clinician provide you with a brief written report identifying your child’s specific goals? If yes, you can share this report with Grandview Kids; please consider signing or providing verbal consent for the Grandview Communication Authorization form, as this allows your Grandview clinician to share information with your private clinician.