"I’m Jenna! I was born and raised in the Kawartha Lakes area. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Trent University. I have experience working with typical developing children and youth, as well as children with neurodiversities and other clinical profiles. I have worked in education, correctional services for youth, and other community agencies supporting children and families. I am passionate about providing Psycho-Educational Consultation and support services for clients and their families".
Here is what we discuss:
- Explore how anxiety may show up in a child
- Review factors that contribute to elevated states of stress and anxiety for a child
- Some tips parents can take to help their child manage anxiety
- The current gap locally with our pediatric mental health care services
1:1 Program delivery
Skill building group sessions. professional development seminars offered for organizations, classrooms, sports teams and workplaces etc.
Recommendations for challenges that parents are facing at home/school
Having a tailor made program can benefit a child who faces social and behavioural challenges. Following a background history and an in-depth parental interview to assess each child’s strengths and areas of need, goals are made, and we assist the child in reaching these goals through a 6-8 week program. Interventions which target these factors help the child to better cope in school and daily life. Parents/educators can support with their child’s/student’s behaviour and other people to interact positively with the child/student.
During group sessions, the children participate in multiple tasks/activities while focusing on social-communication & play, cognitive, and circle/group. Each child has social skill goals that he or she works on during the weekly sessions. The children get the opportunity to practice their skills with their peers along with adult support and encouragement. Skills are taught through the use of modeling, role playing, visual supports and teaching.
Being a parent of a child with educational, behavioural, social-emotional or mental health challenges can be overwhelming. Your child's behaviours may be tough, and you may not understand what the behaviour really means. I provide customized recommendations and understanding for parents of children with special needs. Helping parents navigate the world surrounding your child's differences by offering support and encouragement.
I offer a complimentary consultation service to go over the process with the parents/caregivers and their family. This consultation can be a phone call, zoom meeting or email based, to explain a little bit about the services that can be provided and to get a brief background about the client. After this initial consultation, if families are wanting to continue to find an appropriate service for their needs, we will set up a date and time for the initial intake meeting.
Fees range from $75/hour and vary as a function of services provided.
Please contact us if you cannot find an answer to your question.
A Psycho- Educational Consultant provides professional expertise regarding learning, social, emotional and behavioural development and implements interventions for clientele. The role as a Psycho-educational Consultant requires demonstration of excellent inter-personal, organizational and time management skills, creativity, flexibility, and commitment in order to improve the lives and educational outcomes for children, and families.
While we can step in to help a family at any point in their journey, the best time to contact us is when you notice a concern or challenge your child may be facing.
No , this is not a prerequisite to any type of service. We work with a diverse population of children with various types of challenges and needs.