Newsletter: May 21, 2020

Celebrations!

This week we want to share some SLEEP success stories with you. Sleep is important for everyone in your family. Let us know if your child finds sleep or independence a challenge. We’ll help you find solutions and celebrate, just like the following families:

A young boy is now sleeping through the night in his own bed. He’s learned about worries and how to manage them to help him sleep through the night. He’s also made another significant step – asking his brother to play with him.

A teenage girl is sleeping without her parents and in her own bedroom for the first time in years! She’s also enjoying listening to the piano and tries to play along!

 

What’s new at KU?

On May 14, we announced a formal partnership with Autism Canada. Autism Canada supports and advocates for thousands of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the country. We are proud to be working with them to provide kids with ASD and their families access to clinician- curated games, apps, and content that are safe, fun, and contribute to healthy brain development. We will also be sharing great resources from Autism Canada, like the Search & Rescue Autism (SARA) training materials that we shared in our last newsletter.

Save the date – June 5 at 10 a.m. You are invited to our brand new webinar series – Teleroo Talks. We’ll be talking about quality virtual care, including some of the lessons we’ve learned using Teleroo to serve through COVID-19. We are excited to have one of our Kids Uncomplicated parents, who is an expert in digital health, speak at this webinar! We will send you an official invitation in the coming days, and you can keep an eye on our Kids Uncomplicated social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn).

 

KU Music Breaks

It can be tricky to find opportunities for exercise and movement at the best of times – not to mention with the restrictions of COVID-19. One of our Family Support Coaches, Sam has written and recorded a movement song in collaboration with one of our Occupational Therapists, Erica. Your kids can dance and move along to the song for a great way to build in some movement breaks at home. You’ll also see some of the friendly characters, created and animated by our Project and Content Specialist, Louise.

You might also be looking for some calming activities.  Our talented Child Development Coach and Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Laura, has recorded an interactive calming song for kids! Breathe and move along with Laura for a short calming break.

Check out our YouTube Channel for more videos and songs!

 

Finally, for those of you have forgone your time of togetherness this Ramadan, may Eid bring you much of the comfort and joy of years past. Eid Mubarak!

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