About The Director
Zainab Fazal started her career in the human service sector in 2002 and has dedicated her clinical work, research and teaching in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). She has extensive experience working with individuals, families and agencies nationally and internationally. She provides a unique and compassionate approach and is dedicated to using behaviour analytic practices in ethical and realistic ways. She will bring a lot of fun, engaging methodologies and positive approaches to every agency and person she works with. Zainab loves using ACT and OBM strategies to enhance her clinical work.
Zainab completed her honours bachelors undergraduate degree in Psychology & Communication Studies at York University. She received her Master’s of Applied Disabilities Studies from Brock University and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2014. She is a professor in Behavioural Psychology at Seneca College in Canada and is currently completing her Doctorate in Behavioural Health (DBH).
- 1What is ABA?
ABA stands for Applied Behaviour Analysis, which is a structured and systematic teaching methodology based on learning theory that teaches new skills and decreases challenging behaviours.
- 2What is IBI?
Intensive Behaviour Intervention is a treatment program for children and youth on the Autism Spectrum. It is based on the principles of ABA. The goals of IBI is to significantly
improve the overall functioning and developmental trajectory for a child. As the name implies, the intervention is intensive with 20-40 hours per week of therapy. It involves teaching across all developmental domains including communication, social skills, pre-academic, academic, life skills and adaptive skills. Services are delivered by a trained therapist, supervised by a senior clinician and overseen by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.
- 3Family Involvement
As part of our ABA & IBI programs, family involvement is instrumental and mandatory. A senior clinician works with caregivers so they can support their child in achieving and maintaining their goals.
- 4What to Expect
When a family retains The Behaviour Company as their service provider (private or through OAP funding), they can expect a thorough developmental assessment and subsequent Individual Support Plan (ISP) and Behaviour Support Plan (BSP), ongoing monitoring of progress through data collection and analysis and reassessments every 6 months. As an approved OAP provider in Ontario, funding received by families can be used for ABA & IBI services
- 5Funding for Services
The Government of Ontario provides funding for children under the age of 18 who have an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis by a qualified professional. Legal guardians must apply online and complete the Ontario Autism Program registration form. Full information on OAP funding options and programs can be found here.