Very Early Intervention Behavioural Services for Infants and Toddlers 

Amy Tanner, PhD, BCBA

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ABOUT

 Dr. Tanner has over a decade of extensive clinical experience providing behavioural intervention and consultation services to very young children with autism throughout Europe, Africa and Canada. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analysts, supervises undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing certification and is an Authorized Continuing Education provider through the BACB.  Her academic and clinical interests include: the application of ABA with infants and toddlers showing signs of autism, picky eating and food selectivity in young children, parent-mediated intervention models and the intersection of positive psychology and applied behaviour analysis. 

MY  APPROACH 

  • Parent-Mediated Pre-diagnostic Intervention for Infants and Toddlers showing signs of Autism or Developmental Delays 

  • Parents and primary caregivers are the experts when it comes to their children. 

  • I am here to help navigate the journey when they have concerns regarding their child's development or have run into barriers. 

WHY PARENT MEDIATED INTERVENTION? 

  • During these very early years, learning occurs throughout the entire day, throughout meal times, getting dressed, bath time and play time. 

  • Therefore parents are the best teachers when it comes to their child, not just because they know them the best, but because they are there day after day. 

  • As children begin to develop atypically, parents begin to respond atypically, often inadvertently reinforcing maladaptive behaviours 

  • Through Parent Coaching, parents are able to identify this negative transactional cycle and modify their behaviour in order to maximize their child's learning opportunities. 

WHY PRE-DIAGNOSTIC INTERVENTION? 

  • The most critical year to intervene is between 1 and 2 years of age yet the average age of an autism diagnosis in 4.5 years of age. 

  • Symptoms begin to emerge as early as 6 months and can be more clearly detected by 12 months of age. 

  • Birth to 3 years of age is the most transformative time of brain development across the entire life span. 

  • During this time, neural pathways are rapidly forming each day and begin organizing themselves. 

  • Intervening while these pathways are being formed and organized requires much less time and effort than waiting until the neural circuitry has already formed. 

 

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SPARC Bundle

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12 session video bundle designed for infants between 9-18 months of age

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