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Thank you for entrusting us with helping your family in 2016

‘Tis the season to give thanks, so thank you for your confidence in Children’s Support Solutions! It has been our pleasure to work with your family and to be a part of your child’s development. The things you say and do, at home in your daily lives—such as when you talk about the activities they do

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Holiday Shopping: What are Trending vs What Our Kids Need?

by Laura Goldenberg If you are a parent you might have spent the last few weeks, or even months, chasing down all the trends for this year’s latest and greatest children’s toys.  Visit any parenting page or group on Facebook at this moment and you will find desperate parents bidding their life savings to get

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Improving Transitions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Laura Dutfield Our daily routines are filled with various transitions as we move from task to task or location to location. For children on the autism spectrum, these transitions can often produce anxiety and be accompanied by challenging behaviours. Luckily, there are a number of helpful tools to increase predictability and create structure in daily

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Steps your child will take to learn to read

by  Houda Nasreddine Literacy acquisition can be quite the challenge given the multitude of skills a child must first develop in order to learn how to read. The average child needs to first acquire phonological awareness, that is, learn the sounds that make up language. They need to be able to play with sound structures

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Social anxiety: How to help kids who won’t join in

This free webinar is hosted by Dr. Samuel Siah, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Support Solutions who specializes in assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health and learning difficulties in children and youth. It will give a brief overview of social anxiety, including common signs and symptoms, different diagnoses, a common therapeutic approach

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There’s a picky eater at my dinner table! What do I do?

Family mealtimes provide a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your children. Sharing meals together is one of the earliest social experiences your child will encounter and this can help to shape their participation in family and social routines as they grow. But what do you do when your child won’t eat? Having a ‘picky

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Come play with us this winter!

When school’s out, we’re in for an action filled day of activities. Children will explore the world of crafts, games, and special activities while developing new friendships. Our Winter Camp Program at Children’s Support Solutions is designed to foster social skills and enable our campers to form long lasting friendships. We work on specific group

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Learning Disabilities: How an Occupational Therapist can help?

by Ashley Cooper & Ashley Rego According to the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, 1 in 10 Canadians have a learning disability. A learning disability can be described as a gap between the level of achievement that is expected and what is actually achieved. Contrary to popular belief, learning disabilities can affect people with average

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Advocating for your child at school

Advocating for your child at school In a follow-up to our “Tips from a Principal” webinar, educator and principal Nancy Lerner shares her experience when it comes to advocating for your child at school. As parents, we never stop advocating for our children, no matter what their age. Advocacy in schools is very helpful as

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Tips for making the most out of parent-teacher interviews

Parent-teacher interviews are a great way to find out how your child is doing in school and to show your interest in your child’s learning and classroom experiences. A 10-15 minute parent-teacher interview can give you insight as to how your child is doing, where your child needs to improve and how you can help.

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Preparing your child for back to school

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or returning after a summer break, the start of the school year brings a great deal of excitement, together with some anxiety and stress. A little planning and preparation can ease much of the uncertainty and help to make the first day an enjoyable experience

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FREE 30-minute consultation for your child

Reduce school anxiety and boost confidence with help from our experts. Meet with one of our child development experts for a free 30-minute consult to identify areas where we can help set your child up for success this school year. Free consultations can be scheduled with a: Speech-language pathologist Occupational therapist Physiotherapist Behaviour therapist (in

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Our experts’ tips on reducing back to school anxiety

It’s that time of year…back to school! For some children and parents, this is a time of excitement. For others, it is a time of worry and anxiety. We’ve asked our experts for their advice on how to reduce this anxiety when it comes to heading back to school. Lauren Robinson, speech-language pathologist, shares: Preview

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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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Webinar: Top tips to skillfully manage your family’s agenda!

Do you ever feel like managing your family’s agenda is as complex as managing a Prime Minister’s schedule?  Can Olivia attend Florence’s birthday party?  Can you have a girls’ night out on November 10th or is that the week your partner is away at a conference?  And the question that inevitably comes back every day:

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