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Pacekids is proud to offer multiple in-home and in-community programs that are funded by the Government of Alberta’s Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program.
To learn more about FSCD funding and the FSCD Programs Pacekids’ offers, please
contact our FSCD Intake team at 403-234-7876 ext. 181 or [email protected]
Why Choose Pacekids?
Developed for children with disabilities between 1 year – 3-years old and their parents/guardians, Toddler & Family Support Program provides a critical early intervention opportunity for children and parents to connect and learn from clinical experts and peers, build natural support connections, and lay important groundwork in preparation for pre-school and kindergarten. With the support of a Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist and Child & Family Development Aide, sessions for the child and primary caregiver are held in the family home. Over the course of the 6 months contract, there are 18 group sessions attended by child, parent, and the family’s Child & Family Development Aide.
Pacekids is a qualified provider of the Behavioural & Developmental Supports (BDS) Program funded through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). Pacekids BDS programming supports families with children from six months to approximately 10 years of age.
Pacekids takes a family-centred, play-based approach to our services by supporting both the development of the child, as well as the functioning and development of the family unit. Contracts can involve up-to-two Therapists who work with parents/guardians to review concerns, suggest strategies and work directly with the child where possible. Goal areas can be targeted to help address concerns both in the home and community environments (i.e. grocery stores, libraries, places of workshop, etc.).
Specialized Services for children from six months of age to 10 years old, based on clinical discretion.
Specialized Services is a program that is designed to work directly with children with disabilities and their families. By utilizing therapists from up-to-four disciplines (as determined by the FSCD MDT process), the trans-disciplinary approach allows the team to work collaboratively to meet the various needs of a child and their family. Goals are often related to the areas of behaviour management, social interactions, communication, cognition, gross and fine motor development, mobility and functional daily living skills.
The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is a system of supports offered through weekly sessions via Zoom. Triple P aims to work with parents to use Positive Parenting Program strategies to develop a positive relationship with their child, encourage appropriate behavior, teach their child new skills, manage misbehavior and implement planned activities routines for high-risk parenting situations.
With the support of the Practitioner, parents set their own goals and decide which parenting strategies to implement based upon their values and needs of the child and family.