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Introducing Catherine Norsworthy, speech language pathologist

Introducing Catherine Norsworthy, speech language pathologist Parenting is not easy. We are here to help and to introduce your family to the compassionate therapists we work with. We’re excited to introduce you to Catherine Norsworthy, one of the wonderful speech language pathologists working with Children’s Support Solutions. Tell us a little bit about where you

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A summer success story

A summer success story Our summer camp provides many opportunities for social and community goals to be targeted throughout the camper’s time with us. During one of our Summer Camp programs, we had met a family who was excited to hear that our community excursions involved the use of public transportation, particularly the bus. The

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Meet our summer camp crew!

Meet our summer camp crew! Allison Leach, Preschool Director & Camp Director Allison Leach has been a part of the Preschool Program since launching in September 2009, and began her career here as an Instructor Therapist prior to beginning Preschool. Allison has received her Early Childhood Diploma in 2006, Bachelor of Arts hons. in 2009

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Reducing back-to-school anxiety for kids

Strategies parents can implement to manage school anxiety Times of transition or change can be stressful and anxiety-provoking for many children, especially the transition from the ever-anticipated summer break to school in September. In the days leading up to the first day of school, your child may become irritable, withdrawn and engage in frequent tantrums.

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Promoting positive social skills amongst young children

Three ways parents can encourage positive social development Many parents express concern regarding the social development of their children, seeking ways to augment positive social skills. In Dimensions of Early Childhood (2010), social skills are defined as ‘behaviours that promote positive interaction with others and the environment’. Though many children develop these skills naturally, some

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Intensive Behavioural Interventions (IBI) programs and funding

The aftermath of having a child receive an autism diagnosis can feel like a whirlwind of emotions, as well as a whirlwind of acronyms. Many different acronyms start popping up such as: ASD, DFO, IBI, and ABA. If your child has moderate to severe Autism, your doctor or psychologist may refer you to your regional

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Speech, language, and reading – a guide for parents

Speech, language, and reading – a starter guide for parents To celebrate Speech and Hearing Awareness Month this May, our speech-language pathologists hosted a free webinar “Speech, Language, and Reading – a Starter Guide for Parents. Learn how to encourage your child’s speech, language and reading skills. The role of a speech-language pathologist is to

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Preparing for routine changes

Preparing for routine changes 5 W’s to a smooth routine change Change itself is one of the only things we cannot change. That being said, one of the most difficult things to prepare a child for is change. Whether it be changing schools, or changing a routine it is bound to be difficult. As parents,

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Summer Camp fun for all!

Our summer camps in Toronto, Aurora (Ontario) and Westmount (Quebec) are fun, convenient, affordable and inclusive of all abilities! Join us for a day full of fun activities! Our team of early childhood educators and health professionals will work with our campers on creative program activities. 1:1 support: Children who require dedicated support than, more than

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Promoting school readiness all summer long

Tips to help you keep your child’s mind engaged throughout the summer As the summer quickly approaches, many parents are thinking about summer plans for their children and activities to keep them engaged and learning. Our child development experts share their tips for a summer of fun and learning to help children retain what they

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Summer Camp in Westmount

Dates: July 4th – July 8th & August 22nd – August 26th Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (extended hours available) Clientele: 4 – 8 years Location: Westmount Clinic Program: Join us for a day full of fun activities in our Westmount location! Our team of professionals and early child educators will work with our

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Summer time learning and therapy specials

Summer time learning and therapy specials Already a Children’s Support Solutions customer in Quebec or planning to become one? Enjoy our blocks of therapy hours at special rates for the summer, at our Quebec clinics only. For use from June 15 to September 15 and save 10% to 25 % depending on the package chosen. Register now!

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Introducing Lauren Robinson, speech language pathologist

Introducing Lauren Robinson, speech language pathologist Parenting is not easy. We are here to help and to introduce your family to the compassionate therapists we work with. We’re excited to introduce you to Lauren Robinson, one of the wonderful speech language pathologists working with Children’s Support Solutions. Tell us a little bit about where you grew

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Top 10 occupational therapy tips for your school-aged child

Top 10 occupational therapy tips for your school-aged child One of our wonderful occupational therapists, Keltie Morrison, shares tips to help your child in school. Positioning: when in class or at home, make sure kids’ feet are supported when seated. Poor posture and balance can happen when feet are dangling. Establish organization and routine: plan

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Benefits of working with an interprofessional team for your children

Working with an interprofessional team As a parent, you do everything you can to encourage and provide the foundation your child needs to reach their potential. But what happens if your child is struggling with a developmental or genetic disorder, or mental health concern? What are the common issues to accessing services? How can an

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Speech, language, and reading – a starter guide for parents

The benefits of speech language pathology The main goal of speech language pathology is to improve communication. When it comes to working with children, a speech language pathologist’s primary goal is to make sure your child can understand and be understood in the wider world. Is your child’s speech clear? Does she understand others? When

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ABA vs. IBI: What is the difference?

ABA vs. IBI: What is the difference? The aftermath of having a child receive an autism diagnosis can feel like a whirlwind of emotions, as well as a whirlwind of acronyms. Many different acronyms start popping up such as: ASD, DFO, IBI, ABA, and TPAS. What do they all mean? We will attempt to help

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Introducing Mindy Emm of the Children’s Treatment Network

Introducing Mindy Emm of the Children’s Treatment Network Parenting is not easy. We are here to help and to introduce your family to other great parenting resources in our communities. We’re excited to introduce you to Mindy Emm of the Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York. Tell us a little bit about where you grew up

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Supporting World Autism Awareness Day

In support of World Autism Awareness Day, we are spreading the word on what autism is and how to help children with autism reach their potential. In Ontario over 70,000 people have Autism and more broadly it affects 1 in 150 children. Our therapy team wore blue for the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day, April

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Do time changes, vacations and other changes affect your child’s behaviour?

Do changes to routines affect your child’s behaviour at home and in school? Learn how we can help. Getting children into good sleep or study routines is tough enough; vacations and daylight saving time can add an extra element to the challenge of keeping to a family’s routine. Changes in routine can be fun but

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