School Aged Services

School Age Services

“Changing Lives in Partnership with Families”

School Age Services

FIVE clinicians, together with families, will develop an understanding of each child’s/youth’s and family’s strengths, capacities and need for behavioural services and create a Behaviour Plan with an evidence based approach to meet those needs. Families can expect to receive services that actively engage them to acquire skills that support their child’s development and skill building.

Evidence based behavioural services, including Applied Behaviour Analysis, will be delivered through a strengths based approach that empowers families to develop the skills and knowledge to address needs as they arise. Services will be delivered in a manner that emphasizes and prioritizes the development, maintenance and generalization of functional skills, including those skills that prepare children/youth to more fully benefit from inclusion in typical settings.

A variety of evidence-based behavioural services will be offered by FIVE. The timing, duration, intensity and scope of behavioural services will be adapted to meet the individual needs of each child/youth and their family.

Learn more about our services with a one on one meeting – contact us to discuss your family’s needs. 

Our School Age Services meet the needs for children ages 6 through the 19 years. We offer comprehensive, individualized school and home support programs. Our focus is on the Whole Child — connecting home and school, education, and behaviour needs.  Our school age services include….

  • Supporting emotional and physical wellbeing;
  • Promoting the development of networks and relationships;
  • Building skills;
  • Developing independence; and
  • Increasing participation at home, school and in the community.

Transition Support for Youth in Grade 9-12+

Youth age 14-25 are considered “youth in transition” as they prepare to move from high school to adult service supports. Those teens with a diagnosis of mild intellectual disability are eligible for support through CLBC’s Developmental Disability Supports. Those with a diagnosis of ASD or FASD with accompanying poor adaptive behaviour may be eligible for services through the Personalized Support Initiative (PSI) a program provided by CLBC. 

The Ministry of Education encourages children in Grades 10-12 to have transition goals as part of their IEP’s. Transition planning is a daunting task for schools and for families. In addition there is no one process and services, supports and opportunities vary from community to community. FIVE’s Director of Services, hopes to have some answers to the challenges associated with youth in transition. Elizabeth’s doctoral work is focussing on this population. The working title of her dissertation is: Stories to Live By: Learning from the Voices of Youth with Developmental Disabilities. Elizabeth’s plan is to support the development of a planning methodology, that truly hears the voice of the individual and their family and advocates, to allow schools and families to maximize the capability of each youth in transition. This is an exciting research path as there is very little evidence base in British Columbia upon which to make decisions about best practice. Elizabeth hopes to contribute to the research base to help insure youth have a successful transition into adulthood, one that recognizes the voice of the youth leading to a community that empowers them to maximize their capabilities.

What can we do now?? Well, FIVE is on the forefront – let us help you plan for the transition of your youth through goal setting and program planning. What does your youth dream about? Let us help dreams come true!