PROGRAMS & SERVICES

OUR PROGRAM MODEL

Kids Uncomplicated provides services based on the most up-to-date evidence. We partner with families to develop each child’s abilities within a family centered programming model. Parents and caregivers are highly involved in setting priorities and implementing strategies, because engagement and participation ensure that the benefits received from programming extend beyond the clinical sessions. Our model provides caregivers with the skills to incorporate newly learned strategies into everyday routines.

SPECIALIZED SERVICES

Kids Uncomplicated offers Specialized Services, funded through multiple programs, including Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).  Our aim within Specialized Services is to support families to build child skills in communication, social skills, self-help, behaviours, and motor development in their daily routines.  We hope for more children with disabilities to be given opportunities to fully participate in family and community life.

COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIAL SKILLS

Skills that facilitate language comprehension, interaction, and communication with others.

SENSORY
REGULATION

Supports and strategies needed to cope with demands of the environment.

DAILY LIVING
SKILLS

Coping and skill development required for completing routine everyday tasks and activities.

COGNITIVE
SKILLS

The core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention.

MOTOR
DEVELOPMENT

The skills required to control movement of the body.

Our programming focuses on the following

  • Incorporates strategies to facilitate language comprehension, expression, and interaction with others
  • Modeling proactive strategies to decrease challenging behaviours
  • Tools to support children to regulate throughout the day
  • Teaching independence in self-care routines
  • Supporting families to establish community connection

In addition to home visits, Kids Uncomplicated provides consultations via Teleroo® in between visits to provide more points of contact with our team. Teleroo®ƒt are incorporated into every program while adhering to legislative requirements and the Colleges’ standards of practice for privacy and security.

Our services include access to our multidisciplinary team, which includes Speech Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Child Development Coach, and Family Support Coach.  We provide intensive programming with the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) driven by parent priorities and the unique needs of each family.  You can find out more about supports from FSCD here.

WITHIN OUR SERVICES

PUF and FSCD COMMON APPROACH

Our goal for families receiving Program Unit Funding (PUF) is to establish open and consistent collaboration with teams that best fit families’ strengths and needs.  Through Common Approach, a Individualized Service Program Plan (ISPP) is developed in collaboration with the family’s PUF team to highlight shared goals and strategies.  Our aim is to establish consistency in both the home and school setting to promote success for families.

TRIPLE P, POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM

For families receiving Specialized Services, Kids Uncomplicated offers supports and coaching through the Triple P, Positive Parenting Program.  Triple P is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in children and teenagers.  It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children.   The goal is to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

NON-VIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION LEARNING SESSIONS

Our aim is to provide families with strategies for deescalation while supporting children’s emotional and physical well-being.  One way of doing this is supporting parents through learning sessions from our CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) trainer as recommended by our Psychologists.   Our NVCI Trainer will lead families through both proactive and reactive tools to supporting children with high anxiety or harmful behaviour.   The tools and strategies are modeled, practiced, and are catered to the family’s Individual Family Service Plan.

FAMILY EVENTS

Kids Uncomplicated is committed to building up our families’ natural support systems.  One of the ways we do this is by organizing outings and events for our families to relax, take a break, and chat with other families in our program.  You’ll find yourself at the spray park, indoor playgrounds, the lake, or even meeting Santa.  Join us at our family events and get connected to those in your community!

“We are committed to leading the charge to create a profound, positive social impact for our children, families, and the community at large.”

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO YOU OFFER DEVELOPMENTAL OR BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT PROGRAMS?

Kids Uncomplicated provides specialized services only. We do not offer behavioural aide or developmental support programs at this time. Please speak to your FSCD worker to determine if you are eligible for Specialized Services.

My child needs speech therapy, does your agency have a Speech-Language Pathologist I can hire?

Kids Uncomplicated does not contract private Speech-Language Pathologists. SLP services are provided through Specialized Service contracts only. We suggest visiting the Alberta Speech-Language Association of Private Practitioners website.

Triple P draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral and developmental theory as well as research into risk factors associated with the development of social and behavioral problems in children.   The goal is to equip parents with the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient and to be able to manage family issues without ongoing support.

My child needs occupational therapy, does your agency have an occupational therapist I can hire?

Kids Uncomplicated does not contract private Occupational Therapy.  Our OT services are provided through Specialized Services contracts only.  We suggest visiting the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists website for a listing or private practitioners.

My child needs a psychologist, does your agency have a psychologist I can hire?

Kids Uncomplicated does not contract private Psychologists. Psychologist/behavior services are provided through Specialized Service contracts only. We suggest visiting Children’s Link.

Do you offer services for children with ADHD? Down Syndrome? Global Developmental Delay? FASD?

We offer services to children with any diagnosis (or combination of diagnoses) who have a specialized service contract with FSCD.

Do you visit my child in the school setting?

Kids Uncomplicated (and Specialized Services) is a home/community program. Supports focus on achieving goals which improve your child and family functions in these environments. However, Kids Uncomplicated values collaboration with other supports in your child and family’s life. This means that we will often reach out to the school to collaborate via phone, email and through in-person and video conference meetings. This helps us to better understand your child’s needs across environments and to build consistency in terms of the strategies/supports implemented.