Therapists with specialised expertise can apply various methods they are trained in & incorporate the other clinicians’ recommendations into the therapy.
Your customised therapy programme will focus on what your child’s developing brain needs most to gain new abilities.
The ITCA integrated model is based on a proven methodology that gives you confidence you’re doing the right thing.
ITCA Integrated Intervention Model is about a child’s development in 6 areas
Integrative Therapies Centre for Autism Ireland, Ltd offers unique multi-disciplinary remediation for special needs children and adolescents to help them develop their greatest potential.
Children attending our clinic are mainly with the following challenges:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Challenging Behaviours
- Sensory Needs
- Motor Planning
- Learning Difficulties
- Intellectual Disability
- Global Developmental Delays
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Speech Delay
- Gross Motor Development.
ITCA was founded in June 2017 by parents of a child with Autism, following their stay in the USA where their younger daughter with ASD had been receiving comprehensive integrated autism therapies. In 2016- 2017, her mother Gabriela, the founder of the therapy centre, worked as an Executive Assistant in the Autism Research Institute in San Diego, California. ARI is one of the oldest autism research organisations worldwide; it sponsors autism research, think tanks with the latest advances in the clinical trials and provides training for medical professionals from many different fields.
What makes ITCA unique is that it offers ABA therapy delivered by a certified ABA therapist who is RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) who is supervised by a BCBA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) in implementing behavior therapy plan under the BACB (Behaviour Analyst Certification Board) guidelines. This is the model of the effective ABA intervention delivered in the USA.
Some of Gabriela’s wonderful mentors and trainers are:
Stephen Edelson, PhD, Executive Director at Autism Research Institute, autism researcher
Dr. Dan and Lanier Rossignol, autism researcher and the president of MED MAPS Medical Academy of Pediatrics of Special Needs
Center for Autism and Related Disorders CARD and Verbal Behaviour Institute -Applied Behaviour Analysis and evidence – based practices.
Rachelle Sheely, PhD, Director and Co-founder of RDI Relationship Development Intervention.
Anita Harrison, Certified AIT/FST Practitioner and Trainer for USA and Canada, Developmental Movement Consultant, Whole Brain Body Practitioner, Practitioner of Neurodevelopment, Neurofunctional Re-organisation, MNRI, Blomberg RMT, Sensory Integration Practitioner, Newborn Movement Assessor.
Moira Dempsey, Founder of Rhythmic Movement Training International & Reflex Integration, Educational Kinesiologist.
Denise Hornbeak, Neurodevelopmental Specialist, Licensed Educational Kinesiologist – Brain Gym, Vision Therapist and Reflex Integration Practitioner. Gabriela further enhanced knowledge of the Brain Gym concept by pursuing training in the Cecilia Koester’s adaptation of the Brain Gym for Special Needs.
Additional practitioner training was in the following areas:
Astronaut Training: Sound Activated Vestibular Visual Protocol by Sheila Frick, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist and founder of Vital Links and Mary Kawar, OT, an adjunct lecturer to Vital Links; co-author of Core Concepts in Action and Astronaut Training: Sound Activated Vestibular Visual Protocol for Moving, Looking, and Listening
Sensory Integration for Cranio-Sacral Therapists by Rebecca Flowers, OTR/L, BCP, CST-D, Certified Instructor in CranioSacral Therapy and Paediatrics at The Upledger Institute, Inc.
Cranio-Sacral Therapy by Karyn Quraishy, MSPT CST-D at The Upledger Institute, Inc.
Juniper Multi- Sensory Therapy, ULC., as a Sensory Integration Practitioner
We provide a high-quality multi-disciplinary integrated approach in treating autism, by combining a few different interventions for accelerated therapy effects.
We understand that to best serve each individual client, it is very important to integrate all autism therapy services under one roof and include a parent and family in the development of each client’s intervention plan.
Doing so everyone can be on the same page and parents can carry over the techniques in the home environment.
We strive to provide a safe, effective, and supportive therapy environment that enables our clients to get the most out of their autism services and improve their quality of life.