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RESIDENCES AND GROUP HOMES

My various services meet your needs by providing targeted, practical support

and solutions for the everyday reality of supporting and caring for someone else.

Whether the environment is an RI, RTF, RPA or CHSLD, living with a group of people can be challenging and/or overwhelming for someone with behavioural challenges, loss of autonomy, autism, Alzheimer's, or any other diagnosis or condition. Ensuring sustained independence, personal preferences and dignity, balancing unique wants and needs and attention, and providing combined individualized and group support may prove to be a struggle for staff.

You are of course the expert in your field, however you may experience difficulties in relation to communicating with non functionally speaking or non speaking individuals, challenging behaviour, understanding autistic thinking or other complex manifestations of the various situations mentioned above. Perhaps you are meeting obstacles in applying your methods within your current environment and reality or meeting success and providing belonging for the person/people that you are supporting.

No matter the age of the person/people in your care, 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

  • where to start when you you suspect or receive a diagnosis for someone in your care

  • clarifying neurodiverse needs

  • how to approach crisis situations and difficult behaviour

  • understanding neurodiverse perceptions

  • breaking through the overwhelm to take action

  • realistically applying techniques and strategies in the everyday routines

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

  • how to apply professional recommendations into your everyday reality

  • seeking new information and ideas for your toolbox

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

  • researching services, programs, policies, laws, resources etc.

  • 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.

Residence Services

SERVICES

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

  • 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 individuals with various needs and abilities;

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 support are, 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.

RESIDENTIAL
PACKAGES

This service is for staff looking for help to clarify the needs of the person/people in their care 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 care and a step by step intervention plan to address the situation.

This service is for staff looking for help to clarify the needs of the person/people in their care 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
AND TRAININGS

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

autism acceptance

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

Residences: 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.

Residences: 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.

Residences: 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.

Residences: 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;

  • 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.

Residences: 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.

Residences: Workshops

WORKSHOPS
AND TRAININGS

Workshops and trainings are available to both the residential staff, as well as the community (parents, guardians, collaborators, partners etc.) both in person and online.

Workshop lengths and fees vary, depending on the subject matter and the amount of discussion time you would like included in the workshop.

Four complete trainings are offered to schools specifically for Autism, Human Needs, Alzheimer's and Non Speaking Individuals.

After completion of a needs assessment, certain individual workshops or complete trainings may be recommended.

Residences: Autism

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE

This service includes autism specific presentations, workshops and information sessions, available to the residential staff and community (parents, guardians, collaborators, partners etc.) The information is adapted to various roles and desired outcome(s).

Residences: Other services

OTHER SERVICES FOR RESIDENCES

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