Who we are

Matt Derkach is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and founder of Horizons Behaviour Consulting. Matt has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 7 years. Matt’s interest in the field of ABA began when he first started working as a Direct Support Professional with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. His love for ABA quickly grew and he decided to further his education in the field of ABA and obtained a Masters in Applied Disability Studies (MADS) at Brock University.

Matt is passionate about working in the special needs community and has extensive experience working with children and adults with severe behaviour problems, which includes working in clinical and home settings at CHEO’s Development and Rehabilitation Department and the Autism Program.

Mission

Every child and adult has the potential to reach their hopes and dreams, regardless of their diagnosis or abilities. Horizons Behaviour Consulting believes in providing both the child or adult, and their parents or caregivers with an individualized program that is based on the research-based methodologies of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Clinical Team

Our clinical team consists of a Clinical Supervisor, a Senior Therapist, and Instructor Therapists

Clinical Supervisor
The role of the Clinical Supervisor is to assess, develop, and recommend individualized evidence-based behaviour strategies to help your child. In addition, the Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervising the Senior and Instructor Therapists as they implement the behaviour intervention and attend your child’s therapy sessions as needed.

Senior Therapist
The role of the Senior Therapist is to work in collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor and the Instructor Therapists. This may include directly attending your child’s therapy sessions, providing supervision and training to the Instructor Therapists, and monitoring your child’s progress.   

Instructor Therapist
The role of the Instructor Therapist is to provide direct therapy with your child and to assist the Clinical Supervisor and Senior Therapist in activities related to your child’s assessment and the development of the behaviour intervention plan. In addition, the Instructor Therapist provides behaviour training to the parents and assists the clinical supervisor in monitoring the different behaviour programs.