Connections

Connections is developed for Children 5-16 years old.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Where: Little Steps Therapy Services: 2986 Dysart Road

Learning within a group allows children to develop three main life skills: working and learning in a group environment, regulating themselves within a social environment, and developing relationships with peers through new interests and hobbies.

Connections is a great alternative to individual intervention sessions for children 5-16 years old. Connections will expose children to a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary program. All groups receive supervision from Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, and Behavioural Consultants. Groups are led by Senior and Lead Interventionists; leaders will rotate to new groups for each module. Children attend their groups with the same peers throughout the year, allowing them to have the opportunity to generalize their skills and knowledge with different adults, and to develop relationships within their peer group. Social Thinking® and Superflex® concepts are used.

This year, Connections will consist of three 12-week modules which run throughout the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring Modules. Groups begin the week of September 26, 2016. Breaks will be between December 19-30, 2016, and between March 27-31, 2017.

Modules will be built around fun themes such as multi media art, movement and fitness, sports, Nature Buddies, music, LEGO®, wacky science experiments, and kids in the kitchen. Special interest groups are also being planned for a girls’ group, a community outings group for children who may be ready to practice their skills outside of Little Steps, and a Little Learners preschool group.

If you would like to register your child for the Connections groups, please contact our offices. We accept registrations at all times and children are able to join groups at the beginning or half-way point of each module. Start dates may be discussed in greater detail with our staff.

Children new to Little Steps will need to complete intake paperwork and a short group placement screening prior to joining a Connections group to ensure they are being placed with the peer group that will allow them to be as successful as possible in reaching their goals.

1:1 Policy: If a child needs extra support in the group, Little Steps’ staff may contact the parent or guardian to discuss 1:1 assistance.

For more information, please contact the office by phone at 250-386-1171 or by email at admin@mylittlesteps.net.