Applied Behaviour Analysis Therapy (ABA) is a scientifically validated approach to teaching that uses a system of rewards and consequences to teach new skills and replace undesirable behaviours with desirable behaviours.
ABA is a therapy that can be applied to individuals with autism spectrum disorders as well as to individuals with other behavioural and learning issues.
Behavioural Consultant, Marcie Smeltz, will work with your family to ensure treatment is individualized, with a focus on fostering functional and socially significant behaviours. Intervention plans will be designed to address development in the areas of social/emotional, communication, self-help/domestic skills, academic, gross motor and fine motor skills.
Marcie is also able to provide support for challenging behaviours, toilet training, haircuts, trips to the dentist, and other areas or events that prove difficult or upsetting for your child.
The goal of treatment is to ensure that skills transfer into everyday life - your home, school and community.
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Marcie Smeltz began implementing ABA programs in Manitoba in 1999. In 2001, she was one of the initial therapists who offered services through St. Amant's pilot ABA program. In 2003, she began working as a consultant in St. Amant's preschool ABA program where she remained until 2014. Her background includes providing 1:1 instruction, parent and staff training on ABA principles and procedures, and providing program supervision and consultation for families and schools throughout Manitoba. Marcie earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Brandon University, Manitoba, in 1998 and received her Master's Degree in ABA from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota in 2010. Marcie has a wealth of experience in the field of autism and strives to meet family's needs with immediate behavioural improvements. With over two decades of experience working successfully with families and schools, Marcie is a trusted household name in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the autism community.