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Social Work

1to1’s Social Workers act as “care coordinators” to assist families with navigating health care services within and outside of 1to1 Therapy Services. A care coordinator is assigned to each client at 1to1 at no cost. When you phone 1to1, a Social Worker will complete your intake over the phone and make a recommendation for service including an individualized clinical team. For clients with or suspected of having a Neurodevelopmental Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder, a no cost in person consultation will be offered. Diagnosis is not required. Based on the outcome of the consultation, recommendations will be made for service and a personalized clinical team will be created. Our Social Workers work to coordinate care with the client or family. They can provide guidance on services, community resources, finances, funding options and much more.

1to1’s Social Workers also provide treatment to address a range of issues related to emotional regulation, social engagement, play skills and difficulties with attention. Individual and dyadic work with children and parents/caregivers is available. This holistic approach will allow families to play an active role in the intervention and learn about how to cope with stress associated with having a child with special needs.

Where can I get Help from a 1to1 Therapist?

1to1 Therapy Services Social Workers are available throughout the Greater Toronto Area. No referral is needed and visits can take place either at our centre in Markham, in home or in a variety of community settings.

Who are 1to1’s Social Workers?

1to1’s therapists are trained and experienced in a wide variety of disciplines. 1to1 currently has Social Workers that can provide support in a variety of languages in order to meet the diverse needs of our clients. 1to1 Social Workers are registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.

Social work is a broad and evolving field. Our therapists are always seeking new credentials, experience and training to be able to provide therapy of the highest caliber. Some of their training and experience include:

  • ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis)
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
  • Counseling
  • DIR® Floortime (Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-based Model)
  • ESDM (Early Start Denver Model)
  • Infant Mental Health
  • Play Therapy
  • Psycho-educational Training and Workshops

What is a Social Worker?

  • A professional with a bachelor or master’s degree in Social Work. They are trained in working with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
  • Social Workers are often responsible for the integration and collaboration of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams to create the optimal support for clients and their families.
  • Trained to develop and deliver evidence-based integrated intervention plans through individual, dyadic or group work and consultation with parents and professionals within the community.

Why is social work important?

  • Early intervention yields better outcomes for children and their families
  • Teaching practical and adaptive skills that lead to self-determination and independence

What are the advantages of social work?

  • Social Workers have immense knowledge as system navigators. They can provide much needed support for clients and families who are coping with stress and often unsure of the next steps
  • Organization and management of the clinical team
  • Management of client insurance, funding or out of pocket expenses
  • Direct treatment for emotional regulation, social engagement, play or difficulties with attention