We are founded on the principle that no one should be denied the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our ABA programming is data driven and we use evidence-based methods. Our goal is for each child to reach their full potential.
When your child enters our ABA program, they receive a comprehensive skill-based assessment and a customized plan designed to enhance their language development, communication, social and play skills, adaptive skills, and reduce challenging behaviours.
We use Portia ABA Clinic Software for our Program Development, Data Collection and Reporting. The use of technology in our practice increases visibility into the child’s progress, allows for timely changes and provides more hands-on time.
Are you trying to navigate service options for your child? Are you unsure of the best type of programming for your child and how often your child should get services?
Here at The Portia Learning Centre we understand how daunting it can be to choose the right services for your child’s unique needs. This is why we offer a free screening for all clients on our waitlist. During this screening one of our talented BCBA’s will arrange a convenient time for you to bring your child into our facility for 1 hour. Your child will be assessed in areas including social behaviour and play, group instruction, language abilities and challenging behaviours. You will then receive a report outlining all direct observations and clinical recommendations for the type of programming, recommended hours per week and a recommended schedule if applicable. The best part of all is that there is no cost for families.
We pride ourselves in supporting families as navigate all the options available to them using language that is easy to understand. Reach out today for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our philosophy at Portia is learning through motivation. We strive to help each child reach their full potential and have fun!
The Portia team encompasses a depth and breadth of expertise, talent & experience that is unmatched.
You will see a significant rise in quality and satisfaction with the centre-based program at The Portia Learning Centre.
Portia is pleased to offer free developmental screenings for children between 6 and 36 months of age.Learn More
Our transition, integration and support programs are unique to your child. We believe learning should be fun and teaching through motivation is the foundation of all our programs.Learn More
Parent involvement is the cornerstone of our program. We emphasize interaction with your child as well as learning important techniques to maximize learning in the home and the community to ensure consistent, positive behaviour.Learn More
Our social and play programs are designed to be individualized, inclusive and collaborative.Learn More
We will be forever grateful for all you’ve done. The therapy you’ve provided to Zoë is life changing for her. She is progressing such that she may only have a few residual ASD traits to manage throughout her life.
Alex began Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) with Portia in November, 2006 and exited services in March 2009 when he lost his diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The following videos share some of Alex’s journey with us.Watch the videos
Anthony started with Portia in September 2008 as a 2.5-year-old non-verbal child. He exited the services in October, 2010 and fully integrated into public school with his peers.Watch the videos
Ilyas’ journey in the Portia program began in August 2012. By September 2014 he had shown dramatic improvement and successfully transitioned to junior kindergarten.Watch the videos
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