ASSESSMENT SERVICES

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• Speech and Language Assessment
• Occupational Assessment
•Behaviour Assessment
• Full Team Assessment

THERAPY SERVICES

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• Speech and Language Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Behaviour Therapy (ABA optional)
• Group Therapy

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Our Approach

 
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Multiple Clinicians / Same Plan / Same Team

Acorn Autism offers a multidisciplinary therapy approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Clients can currently choose from a variety of service options that include a Speech Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Behaviour Consultant (BCBA).

Note: it is not required that families access all services.


Collaborative / Evidence Based

If required and requested, our clinicians are able to work collaboratively on the same plan using evidence and strength based practices to ensure effective results. All clinicians are under one roof, meaning faster, easier, integrated and more coordinated access to services.

Parents, primary caregivers and clients are part of the team alongside clinicians. Clinicians will work with you to determine the best therapy plan for your family based on your chosen goals, as well as their expertise and experience.


Services Across Lifespan

Over time, Acorn Autism aims to provide services across all ages.


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Founded by;

Kimberley Dobbie
BSLT, SLP(c)

Certified Speech Language Pathologist
Autism New Zealand Board Member
Credentialed Assessor for Assistive Technology through TalkLink Trust

Kimberley graduated from Massey University as a Speech and Language Therapist. She worked for the Ministry of Education in South Auckland before moving to Canada and specialising in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

While living in Vancouver, Kimberley worked at Canada’s largest assessment and therapy centre for Autism. She became a Registered Autism Service Provider in British Columbia, and is a certified Speech Language Pathologist with Speech and Audiology Canada.

Kimberley is very passionate about her work with the ASD community, recently being asked to join the Board for Autism New Zealand. Kimberley continues to develop skills through research and professional development, such as becoming PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) trained, and a Credentialed Assessor for Assistive Technology through TalkLink Trust. Kimberley is also passionate about using best-practice guidelines to support the learning of people with ASD, including providing access to a fully integrated multidisciplinary team.

 

 

“I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher” - Temple Grandin