I view attachment and connection between parents and child as the foundation for not only supporting social-emotional-behavioural challenges, but critical for a child's overall development and well-being. It lays the foundation to support emotional regulation, positive relationships, self-esteem, confidence and mental well-being. Supporting and empowering parents through the beautiful, challenging, confusing, ups and downs of their parenting journey is a true passion of mine.
I utilize, teach, and promote a strength-based, positive parenting and respect-based approach with the children, parents and families I work with. My goal is to help caregivers build confidence and skill in their parenting approach to raise empowered, autonomous, confident and emotionally healthy children.
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT
A social-emotional behavioural assessment helps to:
Better understand a child's social-emotional behavioural needs and to provide recommendations and strategies for both home and school environments
Support qualification for Program Unit Funding (PUF) for early education programming
Diagnose childhood disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
A cognitive assessment is used to:
Better understand a child's learning style and areas of challenge and to provide recommendations and strategies to support both within the home and school environment
Qualify and advocate for specific programs or classroom supports such as Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)
Diagnose Intellectual Disability in Children
Assess for Giftedness to qualify for programs for gifted children