Programs & Services by George Jeffrey Children's Centre

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

The Zones of Regulation will support learners with identifying emotions and their Zones before moving on to take a closer look at how they move through each Zone throughout their daily schedule, as well identifying triggers. Participants should have sufficient language and attention skills to complete sessions.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Visuals
  • Workshop
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Participants learn a variety of visual learning tools they can implement at home to support their child’s independence and learning. The session will focus on creating and utilizing; visual schedules, first/then boards, and visual task analyses. Parents/Caregivers will be given the opportunity to create their own visual with the support of a therapist.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Sibshops is an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting. In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, facilitators will provide opportunities to discuss common joys and concerns, how to handle commonly experienced situations, and a venue to learn more about the implication of their siblings’ special needs.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Sleeping
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

This presentation covers, from an occupational therapy perspective, the importance of sleep, some of the mechanisms of sleep and strategies to help instill good sleep at home.

Webinar link will be sent out after every registration.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Sexuality
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Objectives of the presentation:
To provide education about what is happening to your child in terms of puberty
To enable you to assess where your child is at and if they are ready for building their independence in a variety of skills
To provide you with the language in order to have a comfortable and confident conversation with your child
To provide options in tools and equipment to support skills development and/or accommodate sensory concerns

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Sexuality
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Objectives of the presentation:
To provide education about what is happening to your child in terms of puberty
To enable you to assess where your child is at and if they are ready for building their independence in a variety of skills
To provide you with the language in order to have a comfortable and confident conversation with your child
To provide options in tools and equipment to support skills development and/or accommodate sensory concerns

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Feeding
  • Webinar
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Opportunity to explore what is “picky eating” as well as some common causes and strategies you can use at home to help introduce new foods, encourage food exploration and help mealtimes become more enjoyable.

A webinar link will be sent out after each registration

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Workshop
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

FCW is a series of 5 – 1 hour workshops which provides parent and caregivers with a foundational understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and evidence based strategies. Topics include; ASD, reinforcement, antecedent strategies, replacement behaviour, functions of behaviour, and setting events.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Independence
  • Personal Living
  • Early Learning
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Running for 8 individualized sessions, E.I.B. focuses on enhancing the independent life skills of individuals. Working with an ABA Therapist, teens will have the opportunity to work on different life skills.

Skills include:

Personal Living Skills (grooming, hygiene, dressing…),
Home Living Skills (clothing care, meal planning and cooking, home safety…),
Community Living Skills (money management, shopping, community safety…).

Targets will be decided with each individual teen, following assessment.

We're sorry, the session you are interested in is no longer available. We would be happy to reach out to you should we offer this session again and invite you to add your name to our waitlist.

N/A
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Communication
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

This presentation will help you make the best of your everyday interactions with your child, to support the development of their communication in their early years. The communication strategies highlighted in this presentation are easy to use and incorporate into daily routines such as snack time, bath time, etc.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
  • Resume
  • Interview skills
  • Job ready
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Get job ready! Job P.R.E.P. is for teens ages 14-17, who are looking to develop skills to help them find and maintain a job. The 10 session individualized program will work on skills such as, resumes, interview skills, public vs private, managing stress & anxiety, hidden social rules, and much more!

 
Virtual only program
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Workshop
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

his presentation will help parents learn easy and simple ways to introduce the use of symbols for functional communication into their everyday activities at home. Parents will also learn about beneficial aided language strategies to help their child learn to communicate using symbols. There will also be some demonstration of various types of communication devices and communication apps that are designed to help children with their communication. This presentation is intended for children of all ages, who may be non-verbal or have communication abilities that are not meeting their communication needs (less verbal).

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence based interactive program delivered in module sessions in which children and families develop and practice social skills necessary to initiate and maintain meaningful peer relationships.

Through ten modules, children will learn to make phone calls, host play-dates, maintain play, share in the interests of others’, and respond appropriately to bullying/teasing. During these sessions, families will learn how to support their children in the exciting new world of social opportunities.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Webinar
  • Workshop
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

ASD – What You Need to Know, is a 2 hour long presentation that will explore what the Autism Spectrum, impairments and strengths of individuals with ASD, as well as review strategies to support.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Thunder Bay
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

Conversation Cues will is a 12 week evidence-based social skills program for youth aged 12 – 17. Topics include; when to start conversation, maintaining a conversation, talking on topic, taking turns, interested/ not interested, and more.

We're sorry, the session you are interested in is no longer available. We would be happy to reach out to you should we offer this session again and invite you to add your name to our waitlist.