Building Skills and Confidence Through Adapted Sports

Building Skills and Confidence Through Adapted Sports December 6, 2019 The Recreation Program at Kayla’s Children Centre (KCC) combines fun with a focus on self-regulation, therapeutic play and building confidence and social skills through activities, music therapy, our sensory gym and Snoezelen room. The program serves children with diverse needs and abilities, many of whom have typical siblings who enjoy activities like hockey, martial arts and skating. Concerned that their children with special needs be given equal opportunity to participate in the same types of activities as their siblings – in a supportive setting conducive to their needs – many parents approached KCC recreation program coordinator, Sarg Lamberger, about the [...]

By |2020-03-06T13:53:39+00:00March 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Building Skills and Confidence Through Adapted Sports

School Partnership for Inclusion

School Partnership for Inclusion September 20, 2019 Kayla’s Children Centre and Netivot HaTorah entered a new and exciting partnership to leverage their close physical proximity (literally, next door to each other) and help close the gap in the Jewish day school system for students whose behavioural, social and emotional needs are beyond the scope of the traditional dual curriculum program. As part of the Joseph and Faye Tanenbaum Satellite Program – special education classrooms hosted in four Jewish day schools in Toronto that cater to children who require small group instruction and therapeutic interventions, while offering integration opportunities within the host school – the new KCC-Netivot model removes barriers and offers [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:08:32+00:00February 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on School Partnership for Inclusion

What A Year!

What A Year! August 22, 2019 July 31 marked Kayla’s Children Centre’s one-year anniversary as the owners of its permanent home at 36 Atkinson Avenue in Thornhill. It’s been quite a year of change and excitement! Thanks to a $1.2 million grant from York Region, KCC has been beautifully upgraded to make it more than just classrooms and hallways. It’s a special place that’s opening up possibilities for our children like never before, with full accessibility, specialized clinic areas and spaces for adapted recreation. Earlier this year, our bright, new sign was installed, serving as a beacon of hope for our families and the community. Building Campaign Update KCC [...]

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A Winning Model for Therapy in the Classroom

A Winning Model for Therapy in Classrooms February 2020 The classrooms at Kayla’s Children Centre aren’t your average classrooms. Yes, there are desks, chairs and chalkboards; play areas and reading centres; computers and assistive learning devices – all the things you would expect in a classroom. But there’s something more. Something you won’t find in most classrooms: A transdisciplinary team of therapists who work alongside every educator to assess and support the needs, goals and development of students with disabilities in order to achieve the greatest individual growth and success. In a brief interview with KCC’s Director of Therapy, Wanda Gascho-White, RP, MTA, Ms White explains how KCC’s model [...]

By |2020-02-27T17:10:47+00:00February 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on A Winning Model for Therapy in the Classroom
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