In this episode, DPSS team member Trevor Friesen introduces us to Applied Behaviour Analysis (or ABA), and talks about some strategies for getting to the root cause of problem behaviours. Trevor also gives some suggestions about how to think about solutions for diffic
As part of the DPSS training week in March 2021, Aimee-Elizabeth Parsons and Trevor Friesen did a session entitled "What is ADHD?". That session was based on Episode 3, which you can watch here. In this episode, Aimee and Trevor tackle some of the questions that they were asked during and after their session.
During Disability Programs Specialized Services Training Week in March 2021, the episode An Introduction to Disabilities (Episode 2) was played in a live session moderated by Sophie-Anne Scherrer, OT and Dana Lawlor, S-LP. Toward the end of the session, the audience were able to ask questions to Sophie-Anne and Dana.
In this episode, Sophie-Anne and Dana revisit their answers to some of the questions ask during the live event, and answer a few that they couldn't get to then
In this podcast episode, Bethany Hartropp and Sophie-Anne Scherrer, both Occupational Therapists working with the Disability Programs Specialized Services at the CBHSSJB, talk about inclusion and accessibility. We all have different abilities, sometimes because of age, health conditions or injury. This podcast talks about strategies for staying active and having roles in our family and communities when we or our loved one need extra help to do this.
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by repetitive behaviors and difficulty with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication.
This the first episode in our two-part introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder.
An image is worth a thousand words. Visual schedules can help people “see” what you mean, prepare for transitions, build autonomy and reduce anxiety. They can also work with many different ages and abilities. In this interactive workshop, you will learn and practice how to create and use visual schedules.
Visual supports are simple tools that can make a big difference when working with people who have communication difficulties. During this training, you will learn what visual supports are, why they are important, with whom they can be used and how to use them easily.
In this training, Julie Crousset, Social Worker, and Sophie-Anne Scherrer, Occupational Therapist, talk about long term support to clients with disabilities in Eeyou Istchee. They present the role of the Community Worker, the situations when case management is needed and how it works. This presentation is geared towards CBHSSJB local Social Services staff and managers, but it can also be informative for clients and families who need long term support.
Snoezelen room is a place where people of all ages can use their senses to relax. This webinar will teach you why it can help and how to safely use it with your clients or loved-ones. You will get concrete step-by-step instructions and watch some live videos of sessions.