Not too late for LD Edmonton summer programs

 

Does your child struggle with managing their emotions or making social connections? LD Edmonton’s Camp Abilities and Teen Camp Abilities programs are structured for kids ages 8-18** who are struggling with keeping friends and interacting with their peers. Participants will learn social skills in a safe setting in the morning and then practice what they have learned out in the community in the afternoon. Some families are able to obtain FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) funding for their child to attend camp depending on the determined needs of their child. Contact your FSCD worker to see if your child qualifies.

Children ages 8 and 12 years old
August 21st – 25th
Daily 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Teen Camp Abilities – Teens ages 13 to 18
August 14 to August 18
Daily 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

For more information visit LD Edmonton online.

July Parent Support Meeting — Westbrook

Hi everyone! We hope your summer is off to a great start, with lots of adventures planned.

Before you hit the road for summer vacation, please join us this Wednesday for our monthly parent support meeting, at a new location.

As part of our new and ongoing partnership with Family Futures Resource Network, we are hosting this month’s meeting at their Westbook location.

Please join us for our usual roundtable discussion with other parents. The meeting runs from 7-9 p.m.

This is ideally situated just south of the Whitemud of 119 St. on Fairway Drive. Please check the location on Google Maps here.

June Parent Support Meeting: New location!

Join Us…… 

Parent Support Group Meeting –
Wednesday, June 7 (7-9 p.m.) 
Family Futures Resource Network — Millhurst Branch

5710 19A Ave., south of Mill Woods Town Centre — Click here for Google Maps

One recurring bit of feedback we get from some of our members is regarding the accessibility of our meetings. We have taken that to heart, and in the interest of reaching people who may not have been able to get to the Misericordia, we are hosting this month’s meeting at an alternate location on the south side.

We’re pleased to continue our partnership with  Family Futures Resource Network, who will be hosting us for our parent support group meeting on June 7. Family Futures Resource Network works to provide valuable resources and programs for individuals, parents, and families. They offer a variety of programs as well, including the Triple P Parenting. Check out their Spring Program Guide for more on what they offer.

Our monthly parent support group meeting is a time for meaningful dialogue and to share deeply about the issues related to ADHD that affect your lives and the lives of your children.

Whether it’s a chance to discuss struggles with school or the diagnostic/treatment process, or an opportunity to share successes your kids have had, or strides you’ve made as a family, we want to hear about your experiences.

This is a roundtable discussion, in a welcoming, non-judgmental setting. Everyone will get a chance, if they choose, to offer a topic or raise an issue in the discussion.

Come share your experiences with other parents of ADHD children.

See you there!

 

Summer Interactive Skills Session

 

Corinne Eckert is a Registered Child and Educational Psychologist located here in Edmonton. Corinne and her team are offering Training in Core Social Skills: Summer Interactive Skills Sessions* in July and August.

This one-week program offers fun and interesting opportunities for children to learn and practice social skills!  Corinne and her team provide group-directed coaching, and work on coaching participants on an individual basis during social interaction activities. This approach allows each child to grow skills where they need them most.

The summer program teaches the underlying philosophy and coaching language, not only to children, but the parents as well. Understanding that social interaction is hard work, Eckert’s team makes sure children also get what they need to recharge during the day!

Why enroll your child in this program? Eckert’s team says parents chose the summer session for a number of reasons: it provides an introduction to the school year program (Training in Core Social Skills) and can help families determine whether the school year program will be a good fit. Others access the summer program help to integrate the skills their child has learned in the school year with a new group of children.  And some come back each year in the summer as a “refresher”, to continue ongoing coaching in social development. Whatever the reason, parents and children report making supportive social connections that continue after the group is completed.

Please refer to the Summer Program Flyer 2017 for program dates, ages and locations and to arrange an intake interview.

Intakes are beginning now so if you are interested, don’t delay. These groups do fill up.

*Psychological services may be reimbursed through extended health benefits plans, and FSCD provides some funding for its clients towards the costs of this summer program and pays in full for the school year program for its approved clients.

Please note: This information is provided as a service to the ADHD community. The AAGE does not offer endorsement for  ADHD counseling, coaching or support services.