Fall 2022 Groups:

Preschool Readiness

Are you looking to strengthen your child’s social skills? Do they need practice following a group?

This group provides a great opportunity for young children to practice interacting with their same-age peers in a fun, structured environment. Children will benefit from targeted learning with an emphasis on interactive and educational activities. Our small, supportive group format is a great way for children to gain confidence in a structured and fun group setting!

Dates/Times: Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m., September 6th 2022- November 17th 2022

Ages: 3 – 5 years

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After School Social Group

This interest-led group is designed to help your child strengthen their social skills and make meaningful connections with peers around their age. The group is facilitated by trained behavioural therapists and supervised by a board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA).

Focus areas include:

  • Sharing ideas with peers
  • Negotiating within play activities
  • Perspective taking
  • Emotional regulation
    *Each child will also have individualized goals that are tailored to their needs and abilities

Ages: 5-7 years old
Start date: September 9th, 2022
End date: June 30th, 2023
Session schedule: Mondays & Fridays, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

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Girl Empowerment Group

This group has been created to provide a safe space for girls to join and come together to explore their values and interests while further developing their sense of self. Girls will be guided through activities designed to promote self love, self awareness, and respect for one another. Interactive discussions will encourage dialogue amongst the group that provides support while welcoming alternative perspectives as well as any and all questions or concerns of young girls in the community.

Date: Thursdays from 3:30-5pm
Age: 12-18
Start: September 8th

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Executive Function Group

Executive Function skills are the group of skills that we need to plan & carry out goals, focus our attention, remember & follow instructions, control our emotions, self-monitor, and remember new information. Like any other skill, we can strengthen our Executive Function skills by practicing!

In our Executive Function group, students will complete short lessons and fun, hands-on activities that are designed to strengthen their Executive Function skills. This 10-week program is run by a board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA).

Dates/Times: Saturday mornings, 10:00-12:00, September 10th 2022-November 19th 2022

Age: 10-14 years old

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Social Group - (ages 8-12)

Does your child want to learn social and interaction skills?

This group provides a great opportunity to practice interacting with same-age peers in a safe and judgement-free environment. Children and youth will benefit from targeted learning by using evidence-based curriculum. Fun is the foundation for this group with an emphasis on interactive and educational activities.

Dates/Times: Saturday afternoons, 1:00-3:00, September 10th 2022-November 19th 2022

Age: 8-12

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Social Group - (ages 12-16)

Does your child want to learn social and interaction skills?

This group provides a great opportunity to practice interacting with same-age peers in a safe and judgement-free environment. Children and youth will benefit from targeted learning by using evidence-based curriculum. Fun is the foundation for this group with an emphasis on interactive and educational activities.

Dates/Times: Thursday evenings, 5:00-6:30, September 8th 2022 - November 17th 2022

Age: 12-16

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Dungeons and Dragons

Are you looking for a way to help your child or teen connect with others through shared interests?

Through Dungeons and Dragons, players can face fun challenges as a team, solve puzzles, team up against monsters and, most importantly, create a story with new friends.

Our D&D group is run by a board certified behaviour analyst who has experience playing and running D&D for neuro-divergent and neurotypical learners of all ages. Through this fun, goal-directed program, we will support your child in developing their social skills, problem solving skills, skills for flexibility and collaboration, and executive functioning skills.

Dates/Times: Friday afternoons, 3:30-5:00, September 9th 2022 - November 18th 2022

Age: 12-17

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Sensory Seekers Social Group

This fun and interactive group will encourage your kiddos to explore their sensory systems, helping to identify their personal sensory preferences. This group will look at calming and alerting activities to help your child navigate their busy environments and provide strategies to implement at home.  Your child will have the opportunity to practice social interactions in a small group context with the support of skilled, child-focused leaders.
Dates/Times: Wednesdays 10:30am-12pm
Ages: 5-10

Cooking & Life Skills Social Group

This group aims to develop essential skills that help youth navigate their daily lives. We will explore cooking and trying new foods while learning the foundations of meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation.

We will introduce functional life skills such as community navigation, healthy lifestyle, job readiness, and domestic household tasks to encourage greater independence.  Youth will enjoy time allocated to having fun with their peers.  Support will be provided to navigate the challenges that occur organically in social group environments.

Dates/Times: September 12 - Mondays 4-6pm
Ages: 12-18

Summer 2022 Groups:

Tween Social Group

This fun, interactive social group will provide your tween a place where they can feel a sense of safety and belonging. Peer connection is essential and at times, a challenging part of adolescence. With friendly adult support, your tween will be encouraged to try new experiences and further explore their own interests. We will meet weekly throughout the Campbell River community for seven weeks, spending time outdoors, playing games, and forging new relationships.

Ages:
Ages 10-13

Schedule:
Tuesdays 1pm-2:30pm, 7 weeks

Dates:
July 12nd- August 23rd

Location:
Community (group will take place at Spark if weather is unfavorable)

Contact us to book your space


Teen Social Group

This group will offer a sense of safety, respect, and belonging for your teen while promoting social connection with peers and fostering greater independence. Youth will be encouraged to explore their creativity and interests throughout the community. Group location will change weekly, with an emphasis on spending time outdoors and in nature. Throughout seven weeks your teen will be provided the opportunity to practice social skills in an organic group context.

Ages:
Ages 13-19

Schedule:
Thursdays 3:30pm-5pm

Dates:
July 14th- August 25th, 7 weeks

Location:
Community (group will take place at Spark if weather is unfavourable)

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Kindergarten Readiness Group

Come and join us for our 6 week program to gain the necessary skills needed for entry into kindergarten in the fall. This intensive program will help children learn and develop the necessary tools to make their transition to kindergarten a success.

The program is run by our Registered Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with all content aligned to support the British Columbia kindergarten school curriculum.

Focus areas include:

  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Language and linguistics
  • Social skills and guided peer play
  • Structured routines to generalize kindergarten expectations

Ages:
4 - 6 years old

SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 12pm

Dates:
July 12 - August 18

Contact us to book your space


Dungeons and Dragons Group

Are you looking for a way to help your child or teen connect with others through shared interests?

Through Dungeons and Dragons, players can face fun challenges as a team, solve puzzles, team up against monsters and, most importantly, create a story with new friends.

Our D&D group is run by a board certified behaviour analyst who has experience playing and running D&D for neuro-divergent and neurotypical learners of all ages. Through this fun, goal-directed program, we will support your child in developing their social skills, problem solving skills, skills for flexibility and collaboration, and executive functioning skills.

Ages:
12 to 17 years old

SCHEDULE:

Monday mornings at 10:30am to 12pm

Dates:
July 4
July 11
Aug 15
Aug 22
Aug 29

Contact us to book your space


Adventure Agent Group

Adventure Agent Group is the use of meaningful and purposeful recreation and leisure activities to improve one’s quality of life and provide support to those who have cognitive or physical limitations. This program will explore targeted recreation and leisure within our community and help educate our learners on how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

We offer choice to the individual and work with them to complete fun and stress-free activities that they enjoy. We will also provide support to families in the form of locating resources in our community, as well as providing a clear plan to achieve their recreation goals.

Age: 7 - 17 years old

SCHEDULE:

Fridays
Starting: June 3, 2022 (ongoing)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Coming Soon....

Interoception: (Body-Emotion-Action)

This group explores Interoception, the 8th sensory system. Using Kelly Mahler's evidence-based curriculum as a guide, learners will be led through experiments to increase body awareness. They will learn to associate emotions with their own unique collection of body sensations and later develop a tool box of feel-good actions, enabling them to shift how their body feels. This interactive group is ideal for learners 6+.

Age: 6+ years old

SCHEDULE:

Thursdays
Starting: January 6 (ongoing)
4pm-5pm

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Sensory Seeker Social Group

Child with sensory needs?

This fun and interactive group find your little one exploring their sensory systems. From shaving cream sensory boxes to bubble mountains, we will explore your little one’s sensory preferences. This course will look at arousing and calming activities to help your child navigate their busy environments and provide strategies for home.

Age: 4-6 years old

SCHEDULE:

Wednesdays
Starting: January 5, 2022 (ongoing)
10:30am to 12pm

Contact us to book your space


Executive Function Group

Executive Function is a phrase that includes a group of skills that we need to plan & carry out goals, focus our attention, remember & follow instructions, control our emotions, self-monitor, and remember new information. Like any other skill, we can strengthen our Executive Function skills by practicing!

In our Executive Function group, students will complete short lessons and fun, hands-on activities that are designed to strengthen their Executive Function skills. This 12-week program is run by a board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA).

Age:
10-12 years old

SCHEDULE:

Fridays
Starting January 21st, 2022
10am - 11:30am

End date: April 8th, 2022

Contact us to book your space


AIM Group

AIM is a Social-emotional curriculum designed for school-aged children who may struggle with social or emotional challenges, anxiety/worrying, or coping with difficult tasks or situations that may arise throughout the course of their day.

This curriculum combines Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and some principles derived from Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Our AIM group is run by a board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA). Sessions are scheduled every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00-5:00 p.m. throughout the school year. Parent training sessions (optional but recommended) are provided once every other month.

Age:
7 - 17 years old

SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays
Starting: Jan 4, 2022
4pm-5pm

End date: June 7, 2022

Contact us to book your space


Cooking & Life Skills

Do you want to explore cooking, trying new foods and life skills?

This course aims to provide age-appropriate skills to help your child navigate through their daily lives. We will explore cooking and trying new foods while learning the foundations of meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation.

We will introduce functional life skills such as community navigation, healthy lifestyle, job readiness, and domestic household tasks to encourage greater independence.

Age: 12 to 18 years old

SCHEDULE:

Tuesdays
Starting: 

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Feeding

Age: 4-6
Length: 1.5 hours, 8 weeks

Is your child a fussy eater? Are mealtimes stressful?

Our behaviour consultant has designed a specialized program that will gradually expose the child to new and exciting foods each week whilst teaching the importance of routine surrounding mealtimes.

Contact us to book your space


Social Group

Does your child want to learn social and interaction skills?

This group provides a great opportunity to practice interacting with same-age peers in a safe and judgement-free environment. Children and youth will benefit from targeted learning by using evidence-based curriculum. Fun is the foundation for this group with an emphasis on interactive and educational activities.

Contact us to book your space