Entries by Danica Bateman

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 […]

Making Hand Washing Fun for Kids

Hands are one of the biggest germ carriers, especially little hands that are busy exploring and playing outside. Washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water is one of the best ways for both you and your children to remain healthy and avoid illnesses. But every parent knows, getting your children to wash your hands […]

How to Prepare Your Child with ASD for a Field Trip

Field trips are an important part of our children’s student experience. They provide hands-on opportunities to learn about the world outside of the classroom. However, for children with sensory processing difficulties, the change of pace from their day-to-day classroom environment can be both anxiety-provoking and stressful. All students should be able to participate in the […]