December 7 Parent Meeting 150We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to offer information and support to those living with ADHD in the Greater Edmonton Area through awareness, education and resources.

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Favorite Pediatric Parents’ Advisory Group seeking your input

The ECHO Research, ARCHE and Cochrane Child Health research programs at the University of Alberta aim to improve how information about children’s healthcare is developed and shared with parents and families. You can provide meaningful input, and make a lasting … Continue reading

downloadWe are pleased to provide information shared by the Glenrose Hospital Social Work Department.

It’s time to start thinking about summer holidays and activities for the kids.  Summer camps are great options, providing children with structured activity, a chance to learn new skills, and the opportunity to make new friends! Check with your local swimming pool, library or community league and contact the agencies on this list to see what programs they offer.

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Training in Core Social Skills: Summer Workshops with Corinne Eckert

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Summer Interactive Skills Sessions

This is a fun week-long therapeutic and psycho-educational group consisting of 5 sessions.  Each session is 3 or 3.5 hours.  We will be inviting students to help develop and participate in fun and interesting activities in which they will engage with others.  During each session, the facilitators will be assessing the needs of the child while he or she participates in activities or discussions, and providing coaching to be as successful as possible.  

We may invite participants to be involved in such activities as wide games, conversations, cooking activities, scavenger hunts, card/board games, or group building, construction and art projects. We will invite suggestions from the students before and during the first day.  There will be a parent session before the start of the program, where Corinne can provide parents with an overview of the language and philosophy we use with the children we work with, so that parents may coach their child at home to help generalize the skills outside of the program.

Emphasis will be on the following:

  • Creating opportunities for participants to engage in social interaction.
  • Providing “on the spot” coaching to participants to help them overcome barriers they experience in relation to social interaction.
  • Providing a safe and caring environment for students to develop skills in connecting with others in a successful way
  • Teaching conversational skills, cooperation and problem solving skills, inviting, questioning and initiating skills in a fun and  interactive way.

For more information and to enquire about fees for these workshops, please see the full information found on Corinne Eckerts’ web site