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Our goal is to reach as many children and as many families as possible.
And we offer a range of services and programs designed with your needs in mind.
Treatment Mapping is a unique two-hour personalized consultation which reviews a range of assessment information about a child's strengths and challenges and provides a "Treatment Map" for parents including a first-steps action plan.
Parents complete an in-depth Child and Family History Survey and submit all relevant assessments, diagnoses and reports. Observation of the parent-child interaction (through video or on-site in-person) is also required and used for assessment. Each Treatment Map addresses a child's needs from a Multi-Treatment perspective including biomedical treatment if needed, cognitive and behavioural education and Attitudinal Fitness strategies. The Treatment Map outlines the widest range of options possible customized to an individual family's goals and resources.
Please contact us to schedule a Treatment Mapping consultation.
The Jump-Start Program is an inspiring and yet practical 3-day training that provides parents with the knowledge, strategies, and techniques to successfully set-up and begin a home-based treatment program for their child. The program typically takes place in the family's home and is designed for parents of recently diagnosed children who have not previously run home-based programs. This program is the first training required for families to complete before applying for Intensive In-Home Training. Parents will receive three full days of individualized training including:
Autism treatment theory classes
Observation of the IMTI program modeled with their child
Practice sessions with debrief / feedback
Family Attitudinal Fitness Training
Biological treatment consultation
1 Pre- and 1 post-training consultation
Intensive In-Home Training is our premium training program, directed by a certified professional IMTI Trainer who, under the guidance of IMTI Founder, Jonathan Alderson:
Evaluates your in-home education program
Designs customized curriculum and provides resources
Sets developmentally appropriate target objectives and team goals
Models techniques and strategies directly with the child
Provides consultation for challenging behaviours and family unit function
Facilitates monthly training and feedback sessions for parents and therapists
Small Group-Based Training offers an affordable alternate to the Intensive In-Home Training in which a maximum of 5 families (10 participants) in your local area learn IMTI methods together. A Professional certified IMTI Trainer provides monthly or bi-monthly training seminars, workshops using our most effective training techniques including:
Biological treatment education and consultation
Family and therapist attitudinal training
Seminars and Lectures presented by Jonathan Alderson can be arranged for groups between 20 up to 1000 or more. Topics on autism include diagnosis, treatment, various interventions, positive attitudinal perspectives, biological treatment options, the Multi-Treatment perspective, and re-framing challenging behaviours, among others. Jonathan is also available to lead workshops on a wide range of topics on Special education, group dynamics and communication.
Professional Training Courses lead to certification as a professional IMTI Trainer for a career serving families with children with autism. IMTI Trainers work in conjunction with and under the supervision of IMTI Founder, Jonathan Alderson to train and direct families in the Intensive Multi-Treatment Intervention program. Applicants to the Professional Training Course have a minimum undergraduate level degree or associate certification in education, psychology, autism treatment or related fields. Please contact the IMTI Coordinator for more information and an application.
-- Grace Khon-Shea, Alberta, Canada
-- Laura Hounsell, College Student, Volunteer-Therapist