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Virtual Music Therapy is a Highlight to Children Learning from Home

Thanks to the support of the Calgary Children’s Foundation, Pacekids Programs has been providing Music Therapy sessions lead by JB Music Therapy (JBMT) to over 200 children in their Early Childhood Services (ECS) and Kindergarten programs since September. Research has shown that music can be an engaging and attractive stimulus for everyone regardless of a person’s age or ability. Studies have shown that Preschool children in an early intervention music program show high on-task behavior during sessions and a high success rate in language development, social skills, cognitive concepts, motor skills, and music knowledge. With inclusion and play-based learning at

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Special needs child with mother

Immediate Availability for FSCD Funded Therapist Only – DBA Contract Spots (via Zoom!)

During these unprecedented times when COVID-19 related physical distancing measures are impacting the supports FSCD families may require, Pacekids is pleased to provide additional “Therapist Only – Developmental Behaviour Aide (DBA)” contracts. Delivery Details: Sessions will be facilitated through video conferencing exclusively (no in person sessions will be conducted even once physical distancing measures are lifted). Families must be able to receive programming via video session. Note: Pacekids uses Zoom Pro with advanced security features to ensure the privacy and security of all sessions. Contracts will be 6 months long and will not be renewed unless physical distancing measures are

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Aria, Special Needs Child using PC Eye Gaze

Ariya Finds Her Voice

Ariya started with Pacekids Programs in September of 2015 in the Early Childhood Services Program. This beautiful little girl has Rett Syndrome, which for Ariya means she is in an adaptive wheel chair, has limited motor skills and is completely non-verbal. When Ariya started working with the Pacekids Speech Team, she began learning how to use an eye gaze technology device called the PC Eye that was generously funded by the TELUS Calgary Community Board. This technology tracks an individual’s eye movements on a screen, allowing them to select wants and needs, express feelings and communicate with others. The PC

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Triple P Seminars are Going Virtual!

Pacekids is excited to be offering two virtual Triple P seminars at no charge to Calgary & region families. These sessions will provide real world information to help in parenting a child with a disability. (You can attend any seminar that is of interest to you, or even attend both!) The Triple P Seminars will be held via Zoom. Zoom is a free application that can be used on virtually any device including a smartphone, tablet or computer. The seminars will be password protected and secure. You get the same great service & information but from the comfort of your

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Connection is Integral to the Work We Do

con·nec·tion /kəˈnekSH(ə)n/ . a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. “the connections between social attitudes and productivity” Connection is integral to the work we do at Pacekids. The connection between each of us as a team, the connection we share with the families we serve, and the connections we have with our community partners. COVID-19 has presented the entire world with the challenging task of connecting with one another, from a distance. We are proud of the willingness of our staff and families to embrace platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to continue

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How to Make Your Own Bubbles for #YYCWAAD2020

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. In honour of WAAD, we want to share a bubble recipe with you so you can join in on the Annual Bubble Blowing event from the comfort of your own home! Autism awarness events and educational activities take place all month, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  What You Need for the Bubble Recipe for World Autism Awareness Day: Liquid dish soap Tap water Clean container Light corn syrup (You can also use glycerin or cooking oil!) Bubble wand or straw

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Calgary Childrens Foundation Logo

Virtual Music Therapy is a Highlight to Children Learning from Home

Thanks to the support of the Calgary Children’s Foundation, Pacekids Programs has been providing Music Therapy sessions lead by JB Music Therapy (JBMT) to over 200 children in their Early Childhood Services (ECS) and Kindergarten programs since September. Research has shown that music can be an engaging and attractive stimulus for everyone regardless of a person’s age or ability. Studies have shown that Preschool children in an early intervention music program show high on-task behavior during sessions and a high success rate in language development, social skills, cognitive concepts, motor skills, and music knowledge. With inclusion and play-based learning at

Read More »
Special needs child with mother

Immediate Availability for FSCD Funded Therapist Only – DBA Contract Spots (via Zoom!)

During these unprecedented times when COVID-19 related physical distancing measures are impacting the supports FSCD families may require, Pacekids is pleased to provide additional “Therapist Only – Developmental Behaviour Aide (DBA)” contracts. Delivery Details: Sessions will be facilitated through video conferencing exclusively (no in person sessions will be conducted even once physical distancing measures are lifted). Families must be able to receive programming via video session. Note: Pacekids uses Zoom Pro with advanced security features to ensure the privacy and security of all sessions. Contracts will be 6 months long and will not be renewed unless physical distancing measures are

Read More »
Aria, Special Needs Child using PC Eye Gaze

Ariya Finds Her Voice

Ariya started with Pacekids Programs in September of 2015 in the Early Childhood Services Program. This beautiful little girl has Rett Syndrome, which for Ariya means she is in an adaptive wheel chair, has limited motor skills and is completely non-verbal. When Ariya started working with the Pacekids Speech Team, she began learning how to use an eye gaze technology device called the PC Eye that was generously funded by the TELUS Calgary Community Board. This technology tracks an individual’s eye movements on a screen, allowing them to select wants and needs, express feelings and communicate with others. The PC

Read More »

Triple P Seminars are Going Virtual!

Pacekids is excited to be offering two virtual Triple P seminars at no charge to Calgary & region families. These sessions will provide real world information to help in parenting a child with a disability. (You can attend any seminar that is of interest to you, or even attend both!) The Triple P Seminars will be held via Zoom. Zoom is a free application that can be used on virtually any device including a smartphone, tablet or computer. The seminars will be password protected and secure. You get the same great service & information but from the comfort of your

Read More »

Connection is Integral to the Work We Do

con·nec·tion /kəˈnekSH(ə)n/ . a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. “the connections between social attitudes and productivity” Connection is integral to the work we do at Pacekids. The connection between each of us as a team, the connection we share with the families we serve, and the connections we have with our community partners. COVID-19 has presented the entire world with the challenging task of connecting with one another, from a distance. We are proud of the willingness of our staff and families to embrace platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to continue

Read More »

How to Make Your Own Bubbles for #YYCWAAD2020

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. In honour of WAAD, we want to share a bubble recipe with you so you can join in on the Annual Bubble Blowing event from the comfort of your own home! Autism awarness events and educational activities take place all month, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  What You Need for the Bubble Recipe for World Autism Awareness Day: Liquid dish soap Tap water Clean container Light corn syrup (You can also use glycerin or cooking oil!) Bubble wand or straw

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