Programs & Services by THRIVE Child Development Centre

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

parents and caregivers along with their child age 3-7 years old
-child with social communication difficulties
-child must be able to have a back-and-forth conversation for up to 3 turns (if unable to, please refer to More Than Words Program)
-families must have access to reliable internet and technology.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

TalkAbility Program

Participants will learn how your child carries on conversation and next steps to support back-and-forth conversations, how to encourage attending to non-verbal social messages, how to talk so they can tune in to what others are thinking, how to increase story-telling and play imaginatively, how to help them make friends

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Available to Entire North Region.

For help with:
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Feeding
  • Life Skills
  • Picky Eaters
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

The Feeding Education Series (FES) consists of two educational sessions for parents.  Participants will learn the skills involved in eating, areas where their child may be having difficulty, and strategies and resources available to assist with feeding difficulties.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Who is Eligible:

Parents and caregivers along with their child age1 to 5 years old
Families must have access to reliable internet and technology.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This Program provide parents with simple strategies to use during every day routines and activities to help their child interact more meaningfully with others and experience less frustration. Participants will receive 4 individual consultation sessions with caregiver & child; 8 group learning sessions for caregivers.

This series is for 8 sessions in a group format for caregivers; followed by up to 4 individual sessions with child afterwards (age 1 to 5 years old).

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

What are the participation requirements?
• Have friendship problems
• Adolescents: Grade 6- 12
• Adolescents must be interested in attending the program
• Adolescents are voluntarily agreeing to participate in the program; one consistent parent is willing to participate and the family is able to attend at least 11 out of the 14 sessions.
• Adolescents must be performing at a Grade 6 academic level.
• Adolescents do not demonstrate any aggressive or offensive behaviours.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents Grade 6 through Grade 12 who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

This is an interactive in-person workshop for siblings of children with ASD; sibling between ages 8-13

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Siblings
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This hands on presentation uses video clips, group discussions and activities to help children understand the difficulties with language, communication, and behaviour that students diagnosed with Autism face every day. The children participating will also have an opportunity to discuss strengths associated with an Autism diagnosis and will increase their awareness of the disorder.

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

This is an interactive in-person workshop for siblings of children with ASD; siblings between ages 4 to 7.

Exclusionary Criteria:
- Not applicable to anyone under the age of 4
- Any sibling over the age of 7 should attend "understanding Autism for Siblings"

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Siblings
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This hands on presentation will allow children to “walk in someone else’s shoes”, by experiencing what it may be like to have visual, hearing, fine motor, gross motor, neurological and/or speech impairment. Gives the younger participants a better understanding and awareness of different challenges some children may experience on a day-to-day basis.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

In this presentation, participants will learn how to define behaviour, including examples of appropriate and challenging behaviour. Participants will learn how to apply the Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (A-B-C) Model, looking at the different functions of behaviour and general teaching strategies

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers only

For help with:
  • Antecedint Stategies
  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Transitions
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

Difficulties with transitions are common challenges associated with an ASD diagnosis. This 2-hour group workshop will involve learning opportunities to explore several evidence-based strategies to support with everyday transitions such as going to the grocery store, leaving the house for recreational activities, morning/bedtime routines

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers only

For help with:
  • Antecedint Stategies
  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Transitions
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

Participants will learn the strategies to apply prior to a big life change and how to cope with the change. Big transitions may include moving, going to preschool, moving to a new school, having a new sibling, death of someone close, divorce, etc.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

In this workshop you will learn practical strategies to teach your child daily living skills such as handwashing, brushing teeth, getting dressed or taking a shower.

Strategies include learning how to break down a skill into smaller parts and how to use motivation to encourage success.

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Service Area: Algoma

This service is intended for children aged 7-11 (2nd through 5th Grade)
-One adult is able to attend the weekly sessions with their child and to help them practice skills during the week.
-Children who can play simple board games and has a concept of winning and losing.
-Children who have had exposure to simple sports that are typically played at recess (Four Square, jump rope, soccer, etc.)
-Children who are able to maintain a shared focus in a conversation with another child.
-Behaviours can be controlled with reward and/or brief time away from the group.
-The child does not demonstrate any aggressive or offensive behavior.

Provider:THRIVE Child Development 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.

In-person
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Visuals
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This hands on workshop will introduce caregivers to effective visual strategies that will assist in promoting positive behaviours.

Participants will walk away with the knowledge and rationale for using visual supports, describe one of the following visual supports: visual schedule, a first & then board or a visual task analysis. Participants will have an opportunity to create an individualized visual to help support their child/ youth in the home environment.

*Please note that this in-person workshop involves two 2-hour sessions across two days.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Parents and caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Visuals
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This workshop will introduce caregivers to effective visual strategies that will assist in promoting positive behaviours. Participants will walk away with the knowledge and rationale for using visual supports, describe one of the following visual supports: visual schedule, a first & then board or a visual task analysis. Furthermore, caregivers will have an opportunity to consult with a Therapist virtually for a one-hour follow up to support implementation of visual in the home setting

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Parents and caregivers only

For help with:
  • Antecedint Stategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This workshop series will provide caregivers with introductory and foundational information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in addition to an understanding of strategies and behaviour. There are 5 sessions within the Foundation Caregiver Workshop series (Autism, ABA, Pairing, Teaching Skills & Reinforcement, Behaviour & Functional Behaviour Assessment, Antecedent Strategies & Visuals, Replacement Behaviours & Consequence Strategies

 
Virtual only program
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Parents and caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Reinforcement
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

Reinforcement is an integral element of ABA, and when used effectively, can dramatically increase skills in individuals diagnosed with ASD. Throughout this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore the various types, scheduled and effects of positive reinforcement.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Parents and caregivers only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Toileting
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This workshop will discuss strategies that are proven effective when teaching toileting skills. Participants will gain knowledge of steps of toilet training, teaching strategies to implement during the toilet training journey. This is accompanied by a one-hour follow up consultation to support implementation into the home setting.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Sault Ste Marie
Who is Eligible:

Exclusionary Criteria:
Children under 10 years of age.
Children who are not able to pay attention in a group environment or follow basic instructions.

Age range can be 10 -18 years.
Additional notes about supports required: A guardian or guardian designate must be available to attend a pre and post group education sessions and be available each week of the children sessions to help the child with problem solving technology.

The child must have the ability to pay attention in a group environment and follow basic instructions with minimal to moderate support required.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

This parent and child group will focus on developing basic organizational skills for everyday life (time and things). Emphasis will be placed on organizational strategies for the school and home. Participants will learn the importance of being organized in their daily lives and strategies for how it can be maintained.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our List