Beautiful Minds

Professional Child Behavioural Therapists
Autism Therapy | ABA Therapy Toronto Vaughan

Providing a play-based approach to help clients reach their developmental, educational, social, emotional and psychological needs.

We're Here to Help

The Play Base is here to help you and your family with the behavioural therapist, Autism therapy and ABA Therapy services you need. We are a team of professionals who are passionate about creating deep and meaningful positive change for each and every one of our clients. We are happy to help your child and your family reach your goals used evidence based approaches in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
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Our Services

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Children's Behaviour Therapy

1:1 support is provided by a behavioural therapist who is supervised by a Board Certified Child Behaviour Analyst.

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Consultation with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst is used for cases where 1:1 support is not needed or not possible.
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Programs & Courses

We provide training and professional development for children and parents.

Our Treatments

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Natural Environment Teaching (NET)

Natural Environment Teaching (NET) is a more natural form of utilizing ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) and is conducted in the child’s typical environment.

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Incidental Teaching

Incidental Teaching provides structures learning opportunity through the principles of ABA and is conducted in the natural environment through the incorporation of the child’s interests and natural motivation.

Milieu Teaching

Milieu Teaching (MT) comprises four well-established teaching techniques: (1) modelling & correcting, (2) the mand-model technique, (3) time delay, and (4) all components of IT (described above).

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Pivotal Response Training

Pivotal response training Toronto Vaughan (PRT), is a child-directed therapy well supported as an established evidence-based practice intervention for children with ASD.

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Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)

Reciprocal imitation training (RIT; Ingersoll and Gergans 2007) draws from naturalistic behavioral approaches such as IT, MT, and PRT.

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Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

The Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) is a comprehensive behavioural early intervention approach for children with autism, ages 12 to 48 months.

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Play Therapy (FloorTime)

Floortime uses play and focuses on emotional and relational development (feelings, relationships with caregivers).

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Discrete Trial Training (DTT)

DTT is a style of teaching that uses a series of trials to teach each step of a desired behaviour or response that is broken down into simple parts/steps.

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Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

Used for very young children with an ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), usually younger than 3-5 years.

Why Play Base

Our Team

Frances Fishman

Behavioural Analyst – Founder

Founder of The Play Base and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst …

Jessica Malone

Case Supervisor

Capilano University Grad, BCaBA & Registered Behaviour Technician …

Yael Elitzur-Samuel Lead Therapist

Yael Elitzur-Samuel

Lead Therapist

Yael is a registered behavior technician  and has a Masters or Arts degree…

Effective Play Based Learning

Children are naturally drawn to play. “The impulse to play comes from a natural desire to understand the world” The NAEYC.
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20 %
of people living with a mental illness see their symptoms begin before age 18.
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children are affected by mental illness. By age 25, that rises to 7.5 million Canadians.
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or less receive appropriate treatment by the time they reach 18.
*Statistics source: Mental Health Commission Canada.

Fact or Fiction?


ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that has been clinically observed since the early 1820’s.
ADHD is the most prevalent childhood psychiatric disorder in Canada.

ADHD remains under-recognized and underdiagnosed even though it is the most treatable psychiatric disorder in Canada.

Children with ADHD are frequently labelled as problem children rather than children with a medical problem.
Scientific studies have shown that ADHD is highly heritable and is a chronic disorder that persists throughout the lifespan.
Children, adolescents and adults with untreated ADHD are at a greater risk for: Less academic success, Mental health & Self esteem issues, Substance abuse and greater chance of involvement within the justice system.


In the Media

Youtube Series

SirusXM Radio Series

Frances Fishman (Founder & Owner of The Play Base & a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst) joined Good Mornings with Dahlia Kurtz on Canada Talks, SiriusXM channel 167.