Developmental/Behavioural Services

Services for children from six months to approximately 12 years of age. 

Overview
Pacekids is a qualified provider of the Developmental/Behavioural Aide Program funded through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). Families must have a contract with FSCD to qualify for this service.

Purpose of Program
Pacekids takes a family-centred approach to our services by supporting both the development of the child, as well as the functioning and development of the family unit. This means the clinical team is working with the child to target the goals identified by parents, explaining the strategies they are using, and also helping to ensure parents are getting their questions answered. Goals can be targeted to help the children both in the home environment and community environments (i.e. grocery stores, libraries, places of worship, etc.). Pacekids’ delivery model includes flexibility to adjust programming to meet the specific needs of each child and family. More information about our FSCD delivery model can be found here.

Pacekids offers three different options within the Developmental/Behavioural Aide Program.  Based on the needs of the family, programming options may involve an Aide, Therapist and/or Generalist.

Generalist & Aide – Ideal for children who have a variety of goals that cross many areas and who would benefit from the support of an Aide to help them learn skills needed to implement them into daily living. The Generalist collaborates with the family to develop goals and gives guidance on strategies; the Aide attends sessions in the family’s home.

Therapist (up to 2) & Aide – Ideal for children who have specific and complex goals that span across one or two clinical areas and who would benefit from the support of the Aide to help them learn the skills needed to implement strategies into daily living.  Therapist(s) collaborate with the family to develop goals and provide therapy-based strategies; the Aide attends sessions in the family’s home.

Therapist (up to 2) – Ideal for children who have specific and complex goals that span across one or two clinical areas, and parents who have the capacity and confidence to implement the recommended strategies on their own with the support of the Therapist(s).

For additional information, to book a tour or register for a program, please contact us.