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Summer/Fall 2013 NEW: Social Skills Registration Now Open. Evenings & Weekend classes 1.5 hours per session. Registration is limited for community and center based groups.
- Kids learn to relate to peers, communicate, learn pragmatic skills and are taught appropriate interpersonal skills to build meaningful relationships with others.
- Focussing on interpersonal skills, communication, pragmatics
- Registration is limited and is revolving throughout the year.
- Participants receive a report card at end of each term
- Led by a skilled therapist, all groups run in the evenings/weekends for 1.5 hours
Community Social Integration
- Helping youth/teens function in the community independently learning practical life skills
- Support youth and teens to navigate and interact with the public
- Teaching personal safety and responsibility
- Practicing skills necessary to make purchases, communicate with the public, navigate in the community, participate in community programs, interact and socialize with peers
- Experience community and public programs and events with experienced supervised and trained therapists
CH.I.L.D. has gone GREEN. What’s your Carbon Footprint?
“As Canadians, we spend close to 90% of our time inside; at home, at work and inrecreational environments. Most people, however, are unaware of the effects that poor indoor air quality can have on their health.”
Over the past few years we have made a concsience effort to turn CH.I.L.D. into a Green Center. We carefully evaluated how we can make a contribution to the planet and to give our kids the safest learning environment. Our carbon footprint includes the following:
Our lights are 100% hospital grade LED. No fluorescent lights.
All our paint is VOC free throughout the center
Our soaps and cleaning materials are 100% organic and chemical free using only Eco Logo Canadian Certified Products
We have gone paperless with our electronic fax machine and use electronic news as much as possible to avoid print materials
Our furniture is slowly being replaced with 100% solid natural wood with no paint or chemical treatments.
Our toys are also being replaced with solid wood materials for our kids to handle free of PVC, BPH and other syntheic chemicals
All paper is made from 100% recycled materials
CH.I.L.D. as a Lab Facility:
As part of our philosophy and mandate to teach best practices principles and educate students in clinical practices we are pleased to offer college, university and high school co-op placement and volunteer student placement practicum positions. contact us for this exciting opportunity.
Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit- The Ontario Government Giving Back
New Services Coming for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
“Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) reinforces positive behaviours and reduces problematic ones in kids with ASD. Over the next year, the Ontario government will be expanding the range of ABA -based services and supports available in the community. They will be phased in across the province starting late spring 2011″.
(Ministry of Children and Youth Services) Read more.
CHildren’s Intervention Learning & Development, founded in 1993 by Sandy Palombo is a day treatment facility located in Vaughan, Ontario. We are located in the Vaughan Health Campus of Care building and we are very excited to be operating out of this facility. As a network partner to Children’s Treatment Network- CTN, CH.I.L.D. offers year round services to children diagnosed with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders. Services offered include diagnostic, assessment and treatment. Treatment programs include Social Skills, Camp programs, Parent Coaching and Training and Intensive Behavioural-Developmental Intervention.
Social Skills groups are low in ratio and created specifically for community generalization. A practical approach to teaching children how to adjust to the social world naturally.
Camp programs are offered during March Break, Summer and occasionally during Christmas Break. Camp programs always include day trips, sports play, baking, community experiences and are tailored to the child’s social needs.
Parent Coaching and Training is integral in our model. Parents are integral to the treatment team and play a vital role in all aspects of the treatment from planning, implementing to the generalization of strategies. Most often families attend our treatment center based on their involvement in our therapy.
Intensive Behavioral Intervention is the cornerstone to our program. Therapy is highly functional, natural and enjoyable for each and every child. Learning becomes effortless and fun. Therapy is best described as an opportunity to practice difficult skills with therapists that are highly skilled in making learning captivating for the child. Always seizing the teachable moment.
Intervention is about effortlessly making every opportunity a teaching opportunity!
Where in the world are you joining us from?