fun with food
Feeding groups are offered in the spring, summer, and fall time at our Maier Centre South. These groups are tailored to meet the individual needs of the child. Focus of group intervention will be exploring a variety of foods in a systematic way based off food chaining principles. Children will progress through various food textures at an appropriate rate for them. This group takes into consideration food preferences and the sensory, oral motor, and behavioural components of each child. Food exploration is encouraged through a social modelling approach in a fun and engaging way that is non-threatening for the child.
Location :Maier South
NOTE: There are currently no set times for feeding groups as groups will run based on parent interest and demand. Groups are typically run on weekdays between 4-6pm. For each feeding group, there will be 6 sessions held weekly at the same time each week. There must be 3-4 participants to a group for the group to proceed. Participants will be matched to same age peers and commitment to all 6 sessions is required.
Please contact Leanne Ta, Occupational Therapist if you are interested in a group for your child.
Parent Learning Opportunities
More Than Words
This parent course is designed for parents of children with ASD who are 6 years old or younger. Strategies explored are geared for children in a few stages of development, from those who are non-verbal to those who are beginning to speak in short conversations. In this course, parents learn how to help their child interact with adults and other children, and how to expand their child’s communication skills.
The early years are especially crucial for verbal children on the autism spectrum because they still face special communication challenges. Often, these children find it difficult to: have conversations with others, play with children their own age, talk about things that interest someone else, or change a routine without become frustrated.
This parent course is specifically designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years with practical social communication difficulties.
Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is similar to other Triple P programs, but includes adaptations for children who have a disability. This parent course helps parents build their skill sets to manage challenging behaviours in a way that meets the developmental level of the child. Parents will learn and practice implementing strategies that will work for their family, and create a ‘toolbox’ of strategies to help them tackle the tough times at home.
For more information, or to register please call 780-495-9235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Funding support is free for families currently accessing Specialized Services through Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton.
Please connect with your Consultant Team for more information if you are interested in any of these programs.