The 6 F-words for Child Development are words that reflect some of the most important aspects of child development. They were first published in 2012 by CanChild’s Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Gorter and are now used internationally when working with children with disabilities and their families. Inspired by over two decades of CanChild research and continual discussion amongst members of the CanChild family, the paper features six F-words that the authors state should be the focus in childhood disability - Function, Family, Fitness, Fun, Friends, and Future.
Function: refers to what people do - how things are done is not what is important; synonyms include ‘role’, ‘job’, ‘task’, etc. (for children, ‘play’ is their ‘work’)
Family: represents the essential ‘environment’ of all children
Fitness: refers to how children stay physically active, including exercise and other recreational opportunities
Fun: includes particular activities children are involved in or enjoy participating in
Friends: refers to the friendships established with peers; social development is an essential aspect of personhood
Future: is what child development is all about; it refers to parents and children's expectations and dreams for their future
Kerry's Place - (FFS) Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder - Online
This live webinar is for family members and caregivers who want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Common characteristics of ASD, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of persons with ASD will be introduced as well as effective strategies to support your child or loved one.
Kerry's Place - Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention - Online
Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI-CPI) training program that can help in the support and care of family members, or people they support, with Autism Spectrum Disorder, both at home and in the community.
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