Entries by Danica Bateman

Helping Your Child Try New Food

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Research shows that repeated exposure, combined with small rewards, increases a child’s willingness to accept disliked food. On average, children need over a dozen interactions with food before consumption. For children with an autism diagnosis, this number is typically amplified. Many children with autism may have […]

ACT Learning Centre Virtual Tour

We love to welcome our clients to our clinic, located at 36 Antares Dr. in Ottawa. Follow our Clinic Manager, Jocelyne Boileau, as she takes you through our space in our virtual tour. Explore our welcome area, individual therapy spaces, gym, and communal rooms, and learn about the health and safety precautions we have implemented […]

ACT’s Super Summer Social Groups

ACT is pleased to offer afternoon social groups over the summer months.  Please rest assured we will be following the recommended COVID-19 safety guidelines during group sessions. ACT will be offering afternoon play-based social groups for children focusing on facilitating meaningful peer interactions through structured and themed sessions. The groups will be limited to 6 children […]

Implementing a Token Economy System at Home

When trying to manage a child with behavioral problems, it is common to find that praise is not enough to motivate the child to follow rules, obey commands or do chores. As a result, it is necessary to set up a more powerful program to motivate the child. Here are the steps to follow: 1. […]

Virtual Social Skills Development

While families remain in self-isolation at home, children’s social circles are restricted to interactions with siblings and parents! Children on the spectrum can easily find themselves regressing in the domain of social skill development because they no longer have the opportunity to expand their social circles with children in their community. ACT Learning Centre is […]

Introducing Virtual Recess

While schools remain closed our children are missing some key components of their daily routine, including socialization, exercise, structure, and more. ACT Learning Centre is pleased to introduce the newest addition to our free virtual series to get your little ones moving with their friends: virtual recess. Virtual Recess will feature body breaks, dance party […]