Children under 14 years old
MCSN has a track record in working and collaborating with schools. We have successfully integrated many students into mainstream schools.
If your child has never been enrolled in a school, we can help. MCSN will create a customized educational and therapeutic program for your child. Our individualized programs are unique because of our holistic multidisciplinary approach. When your child begins his or her journey at MCSN, we will assign a team of special educators, clinicians, and paraprofessionals. The team will create an individualized transdisciplinary educational plan to determine appropriate goals for your child.
How do we do it?
Our individualized programs are based on universal practices that provide principles that show us how individuals engage in skill acquisition. These evidence-based practices give us a step-by-step guide to building competence for adult life and employment-related behaviors. We use the Universal Design for Transition (UDT) and the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction (SDLMI) as the foundations for our individualized programs. These evidence-based approaches and practices are highly effective and engaging for individuals with learning and behavioral challenges and will help prepare them for more successful adult living.
Our team will create a unique program to accommodate each individual’s sensory, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics, emphasizing building skills for lifelong success, including executive functioning, self-regulation of behavior, information processing, and social interaction.
Using evidence-based practices in education settings such as SDMLI and UDT, we ensure that your child, no matter his level or age, can achieve outcomes that can be significantly improved and built on, leading to more independence and success.
Early Start Program (ESP); an Early Intervention Program – EIP (0-6 years)
These early years are the most critical period of a child’s growth and development. Receiving support as early as possible can create opportunities to maximize a child’s potential and empower them to achieve their milestones. Therefore, experts at Mind Center use this as an opportunity to work with children targeting key areas of development by providing a holistic multi-disciplinary action plan. The program focuses on 5 domains: Communication, Socialization, Cognitive, Daily Living Skills, and Pre-Academic Skills. Along with meeting the child’s developmental needs, the primary focus of the program is to enable parents to be an active part of the process and help incorporate educational therapeutic strategies into daily routines. Our ESP Early Intervention is a student-centred, structured multi-disciplinary program provided in a multisensory learning environment. Our team consists of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Developmental Specialists, Psychologists, and Special Education Teachers.
Daily Learning Support Program – DLS (ages 6 – 13)
The Daily Learning Support program is an extension of the 5 learning domains introduced in the Early Start Program. Students will receive intensive training on social, communication, cognitive, academics, and daily living skills with opportunities to work in groups and on a one-on-one basis. In addition to the domains, DLS will also focus on learning technology, music/movement therapy, and life skills activities based on students’ interests.