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Early Intervention (In Centre) Program

Early Intervention: Step 2 (Ages 2- 5 years) – In Centre

  1. Targets skills across developmental domains (i.e., social attention, communication, imitation, play, daily living skills and joint attention)
  2. Features both adult and child as partners in learning, with data collection to support planning
  3. Periodic consultations by an occupational therapy and a speech-language pathologist
  4. 1:1 Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) with a therapist at ISAND

Assessment Phase:
5.5 hour assessment and plan development
Treatment Phase (options):

  1. 3 hours sessions x 2sessions per week
  2. 2 hours sessions x 3 sessions per week
  3. 2 hours sessions x 2 sessions per week

Yoga

Format: In-centre individual sessions, Teen/Young adult sessions, School-age child with parent group sessions in studio (nearby); 8-10 week sessions
Eligibility: Ages 4 to adult
Description:
 Focus on movement, breathing, imitation skills
 Rhythmic movement training to help developmental reflexes (calm and focus)

Martial Arts

Format: custom recommendation; limited spots available (off site)
Eligibility: Ages 12+
Description:
 Support for participation in community-based Kung Fu classes using mindfulness and cognitive behavioural strategies
 Coached by a social worker/Kung Fu master

Social Peers Program

Format: Virtual or In-Person options are available
Session length: 60 minutes per session
Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
Eligibility: Ages 3-18
Screening Visit: required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
Description:
 Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
 Groups consist of similar aged peers working on similar goals, similar support needs for language, behaviour, etc., and/or have some similar interests;
 Groups facilitated by ISAND clinicians from a variety of backgrounds;
 Goals to be addressed include: verbal and non-verbal communication; sharing; turn taking; cooperation; negotiation and play skills based on the Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings https://www.socialthinking.com
Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

Parent Education series: Managing Challenging Behaviours

Format: Virtual, combination of group and individual sessions
Session length: Six (6) 90 minute group sessions, AND three (3) 45 minute individual sessions
Program Length: Six weeks
Eligibility: Parents of children ten (10) years and younger displaying challenging behaviours including: non-compliance; tantrums; rigidity in routines; etc. This program is NOT intended to address severe or complex behaviour such as self-injury, serious aggression, property destruction, or rumination.
Screening Visit: Not Required
Description:
 Group sessions provided by two therapists and may include a Behaviour Consultant and a BCBA ;
 Six (6) week group sessions to be completed over six (6) consecutive weeks
 Three (3) individual 45 minute sessions to be scheduled throughout the six weeks
 Target goals to help parents develop: a repertoire of behaviour management tools; increased confidence when addressing common challenging behaviours; more positive interactions and a better understanding of their child’s behaviours
Cost: $730

Living a Social Life

Format: Virtual
Session length: 60 minutes per session
Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
Eligibility: Ages 18+
Screening Visit: completion of intake form and initial (virtual) screening required
Description:
 Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
 Groups facilitated by a Speech & Language Pathologist;
 This program is designed for those with nuanced social skill challenges and could include individuals with ASD, ADHD, or other challenges, who function with the normal limits of language and cognition. Using the Social Thinking framework TM (www.socialthinking.com), group participants will discuss abstract concepts including: thoughts; feelings; goal setting; and
social consequences;
 Potential candidates are asked to complete the intake form independently;
 Topics to be discussed include: Independent living and social interactions; the World of Work – how to be connected at work; Recreational World – joining in on activities and relationships.
 Through discussion, videos and skill building activities, you will enjoy increased confidence in social communication at home, at work, and at play.
Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

Parent Education series: Learning in the Natural Environment

Format: Virtual, combination of group and individual sessions
Session length: Six (6) 90 minute group sessions, AND three (3) 45 minute individual sessions
Program Length: Six weeks
Eligibility: Parents of children six (6) years and younger with a diagnosis of ASD, developmental disability or delays across multiple developmental domains who wish to incorporate more learning opportunities and child/care-giver interactions at home
Screening Visit: Not Required
Description:
 Group sessions provided by two therapists and may include a Behaviour Consultant and a BCBA ;
 Six (6) week group sessions to be completed over six (6) consecutive weeks
 Three (3) individual 45 minute sessions to be scheduled throughout the six weeks
 Designed for parents wishing to develop a repertoire of strategies to help their child become more socially engaged with others, increase communication skills, expand play routines, and increase flexibility in play;
 Will provide parents with steps to: increase positive interactions with their child; create opportunities for learning during play activities and daily routines
Cost: $730

Getting Social Program

Format: Virtual and In-Person Formats may be offered
Session length: 60 minutes per session
Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
Eligibility: Ages 8+
Screening Visit: Required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
Description:
 Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
 Groups facilitated by a Speech-Language Pathologist;
 Groups consist of similar aged peers working on similar goals, similar support needs for language, behaviour, etc., and/or have some similar interests;
 Activities and outings are designed to support carryover of skills to school, community, and home settings;
 Goals are co-developed for group and individual participants and will address: verbal and non-verbal communication; learning to be a “Social detective”; recognizing expected and unexpected social behaviours; using the eyes, body and brain for interacting via Social Thinking ™ concepts and teachings https://www.socialthinking.com
Cost: To be confirmed at Intake

Health and Fitness Academy

Format: Virtual and In-Person Formats may be offered
Session length:
 Sixty (60) minutes per session in-person, one (1) time per week
 Sixty (60) minutes per session virtual, one (1) times per week
Program Length: Program runs six (6) weeks. Admission to program can occur part way through the six (6) weeks
Eligibility: Ages 12+
Screening Visit: Not required
Description:
 Small group sessions of 2 – 4 participants;
 Groups facilitated by ISAND Occupational Therapist (OT);
 Designed to help participants become stronger, healthier, more self-confident;
 Activities will focus on:
o Cardio and strengthening exercises;
o Mindfulness and self-regulation;
o Health, active living;
o Self-empowerment
o Assertiveness
o Self-confidence;
Cost: First two sessions are free. Remaining sessions coat $20 per virtual and in-person. Fees generously supported by a grant from Goodlife Kids Foundation

Feeling Social: CBT and social cognition to address anxiety

Format: Virtual or In-Person options are available
Session length: 60 minutes per session, one (1) session per week
Program Length: Program will be based on ISAND Care Cycles and will run for (approximately) 12 weeks at a time. Program Length to be confirmed at Intake
Eligibility: Ages 10+
Screening Visit: required for new enrollments (Screening visits are billed separately from Program)
Description:
 Small group sessions of 3-5 participants;
 Groups facilitated by a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Clinical Psychologist;
 Focus is on Cognitive-Behavioural T (CBT)herapy and elements from the Social Thinking ™ curriculum;
 Targets social and emotional well-being by addressing social anxiety;
 Through the program, participants will learn:
o the foundations of CBT (feelings, thoughts, and actions);
o how to apply these foundations to reduce social anxiety;
o mindfulness skills to reduce anxiety;
o social concepts including thinking with your eyes, following a group plan, being a flexible thinker
o social problem solving strategies
 Participants will practice implementing new social cognition skills in the group
Cost: To be confirmed at Intake