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.

Capabilities Approach to Youth in Transition - 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, service supports and opportunities vary from community to community. FIVE’s Clinical Director’s doctoral dissertation examined the use of the Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach to Human Development (CAN) as a framework on which to scaffold transition planning. CAN identifies 10 capabilities that must be considered to foster a flourishing human being. It eschews a our current medical model for goal setting as well as the adaptive preferences that occur through the use of traditional person centred practices. 

In September 2020, we will be introducing our first Capabilities Approach to Youth in Transition Group. Participants in this program will need to be able to travel independently and work in a 4:1 group setting. The format will consist of a mixture of online lessons, social opportunties and volunteer activities. More services directed towards youth in transition will emerge though 2020/21.