FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
A program begins with a free comprehensive intake to assess suitability.
The program then begins with an observation at home & the child’s educational institution (if applicable). Includes listening to the child’s perspective if applicable (e.g. verbal) and gathering information from the family and relevant professionals.
Recommendations would then be provided for the family and school/kindergarten on how to best support the child. The program also involve ongoing training for parents/therapists & continual evaluation of program effectiveness.
HOW LONG IS A PROGRAM?
The program continues until the child’s family/professionals can continue without ongoing support. Previous programs have spanned from 1 to 3 years.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A PROGRAM?
The program is play-based (for developmentally ‘younger’ children) with specific strategies to highlight their strengths and scaffold their learning to manage their challenges. For ‘developmentally older’ children, the focus is on collaboratively working together with the child to discover strategies and strengths that enable them to be connected, calm and compassionate towards themselves and others.
WHAT IS THE PARENT'S ROLE IN THE PROGRAM
C Kids is committed to supporting families to understand both: the theory behind the therapy & how to practically apply it in their child's daily life. Dependent on the child's need; the program can involve
therapists working with the child at school/kindergarten
therapists &/or parents working with the child at home & in the community
C Kids collaborates with existing professionals/school/kindergarten & parents to create a more comprehensive program/support plan
Program typically involves ongoing training for parents/therapists & continual evaluation of program effectiveness