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L and A swimming
Painting
Dance Class
Playing Guitar
man painting canvas
Archery Targets
Playing in Sand
Uni-Diversity Laurie Mitchell and RRM
adult yoga
Children playing
Kids Playing Tug of War
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Playing Soccer
Happy Girl
Boy Playing with Toy Boat
Kids Playing in Water
Playing with Snow
Kids Swinging
Boy Playing Outdoor
Biology Drawing Class
Kids Playing Outside
summer camp

RECREATION AND CAMPS

My various services meet your needs by providing targeted,

practical support and solutions for the everyday reality.

 

Camp and recreational environments can be challenging and/or overwhelming for some children and teens. It may be difficult to integrate individuals into groups, or perhaps to set up and enforce routines, expectations, and activities, that provide a pleasurable experience for everyone involved.

From my years working in various environments including summer camps, I understand first hand that there are many barriers when trying to include some individuals, and I recognize that a neutral party can be beneficial when trying to problem solve situations.

No matter the age of the person/people in your group, nor whether they have a diagnosis or not, my services can provide you with specific insight into your personal situation, such as:

  • exactly how to do what you need to do

  • clarifying neurodiverse needs

  • how to approach crisis situations and difficult behaviour

  • understanding neurodiverse perceptions

  • realistically applying techniques and strategies in the everyday routines

  • working together to meet the combined needs of individuals and groups

  • seeking new information and ideas for your toolbox

  • what can be done to help beyond what is already being done

  • promoting and/or maintaining independence

  • and more……

If you are looking for help with something that is not listed here, don't hesitate to contact me to find out if I can help.

Recreational Services

SERVICES

I work directly with intervention teams to understand their reality, as a means to:

  • understand the reality of the day to day routine;

  • find creative solutions that are realistic and applicable in meeting the combined needs of individuals as well as the team;

  • provide specific information and realistic tools and techniques for integrating and communicating effectively with someone who uses different methods of communication;

all within the available material and human resources.

I always strive to respect personal limitations, values and beliefs, and understand and acknowledge

who you and the person/people you are servicing, in order to provide more effective

existing interventions with fewer challenges for everyone involved.

Given that my services are needs based and solution oriented, a specifically tailored package

will be proposed to you, based on a completed needs assessment.

You can find more information below, or you can book a free thirty minute phone or virtual call to discuss your situation and get a personalized recommendation about which service would best meet your needs.

RECREATIONAL PACKAGES

This service is for staff looking for help to clarify the needs of someone in their group and support to apply techniques and interventions in real time.

This service is for staff looking for help to clarify the needs of someone in their group and a step by step intervention plan to address the situation.

This service is for staff looking for help to clarify the needs of someone in their group and recommendations for implicated individuals and resources, if applicable.

brainstorming sessions

This service is for staff looking for opportunities to discuss effectively meeting individual needs, meeting staff needs, using the staff as effectively as possible, clarifying roles of staff, rethinking group schedules and/or activities and/or programs in complex situations.

situational consultations

This service is for staff looking for ideas and support for how to make changes in specific situations, including dealing with aggressive behaviour, lack of progress/change, changes in behaviour, inappropriate behaviour, teaching specific skills etc.

workshops

This service includes workshops for staff who are looking to learn more information and discussion about how to practically and realistically address the needs of the person/people they are servicing.

autism acceptance

This service includes presentations and workshops for staff who are looking to understand more about what autism is, the real life impact, and individual roles of accepting, interacting and including autistic individuals.

Recreation: Complete

"Coaching is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the ‘here and now’ rather than on the distant past or future.

While there are many different models of coaching, here we are not considering the ‘coach as expert’ but, instead, the coach as a facilitator of learning.

There is a huge difference between teaching someone and helping them to learn. In coaching, fundamentally, the coach is helping the individual to improve their own performance: in other words, helping them to learn.

Good coaches believe that the individual always has the answer to their own problems but understands that they may need help to find the answer."

                                                                    Definition from: www.skillsyouneed.com/learn/coaching.html

COMPLETE PACKAGE

This service helps you address your situation with a personalized package that can include some or all of the following;

  • completion of a needs assessment consisting of observations, interviews and report reading;

  • participation in workshops created to provide missing information and improve application of techniques and strategies;

  • discussion/explanation of strategies applied in natural environment in real time;

  • functional behaviour assessments;

  • real time modeling;

  • guided interventions;

  • behavioural support in real time.

Recreation: Partial

PARTIAL PACKAGE

This service helps you address your situation with a personalized package that can include some or all of the following;

  • completion of a needs assessment consisting of observations, interviews and report reading;

  • hypothesis of the need(s);

  • participation in workshops created to provide missing information and improve application of techniques and strategies;

  • a step by step intervention plan;

  • recommendations for each individual and possible referral to other professionals or services, if applicable.

Recreation: Mini

MINI PACKAGE

This service helps you address your situation with a personalized package that can include some or all of the following;

  • completion of a needs assessment consisting of observations, interviews and report reading;

  • hypothesis of the need(s);

  • recommendations for each implicated individual;

  • referral to other professionals or services.

Recreation: Brainstorming sessions

BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS

This service provides an opportunity to discuss situations in which you are experiencing challenges and brainstorm outside of the box ideas, in order to actively make changes in the day to day, and more effectively meet the ongoing needs in complex situations. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • meeting individual needs;

  • meeting staff needs;

  • using the staff as effectively as possible;

  • addressing neurodiverse perceptions and needs;

  • clarifying roles and responsibilities of staff;

  • rethinking group schedules and/or activities and/or programs, etc.;

  • follow up to participation in workshop content, for applying learned techniques.

Recreation: Consultations

SITUATIONAL CONSULTATIONS

This service provides an opportunity to discuss specific situations in which you are meeting challenges, in order to determine the current sequence of events, including the interventions that are already in place, and then brainstorm ways to make changes to improve the situation. This can include, but is not limited to:

  • dealing with aggressive behaviour;

  • lack of progress/change;

  • changes in behaviour;

  • inappropriate behaviour;

  • teaching specific skills;

  • hypothesizing needs and brainstorming interventions;

  • follow up to participation in workshop content, for applying learned techniques.

Recreation: Workshops

WORKSHOPS

This service is available to the recreational or camp staff, both in person and online. The workshop length and fees vary, depending on the subject matter and the amount of discussion time you would like included in the workshop.

A complete training can be offered by offering the entire workshop series, however workshops may also be available individually, at the request of the daycare or as part of the recommendations following a needs assessment.

Recreation: Autism

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE

This service includes autism specific presentations, workshops and information sessions, available to the recreational or camp staff. The information is adapted to staff roles and desired outcome(s).

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