Special Needs

How to Write an IPP: Part 1
Tutorial length: 11 minutes
Publish Date: October 2020

Have you ever wondered about how an Individual Program Plan (IPP) works? Do you know how to write long- and short-term goals?

This first tutorial in a two-part special needs series provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC staff to learn about the different parts of an IPP, why they’re important, and how they work together to support a child.

At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

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How to Write an IPP: Part 2 – Writing Long- and Short-term Goals
Tutorial length: 11 minutes
Publish Date: October 2020

This second tutorial in a two-part special needs series provides a step-by-step guide to writing an IPP, and an opportunity for CNC to review the sample IPP template and examples, as well as gain insight and confidence in writing long- and short-term goals that really support their programming and provide a clear direction for helping a child and family.

At the end of the tutorial, you’ll also find resources, references, a facilitator guide, and added group discussion questions so that you can easily facilitate your own team training.

 

Special Needs and Children’s Settlement
Webinar length: 60 minutes
Publish Date: May 2020

Each child and family comes to CNC with a unique set of strengths and needs. Many are learning a new language, dealing with change and loss, or even the trauma of forced migration. As one of the first points of contact here in Canada, CNC program staff are often uniquely positioned to support newcomer children’s settlement and development. In this CMAS webinar, CMAS special needs consultant Shanda Burnett helps participants better recognize and understand settlement and developmental needs. She also talks about Individual Program Plans and how they help when a child needs extra support.

The Importance of Early Identification for Newcomer Children with Special Needs–Helping you Manage CNC
Webinar length: 55 minutes
Publish Date: October 2018

CNC programs are often one of the first points of contact for families who are new to Canada, and they can play an important role in getting support for newcomer children with special needs. In this webinar, presented by Sasha Delgado and Maria Velasquez, from Macaulay Child Development Centre, CNC Administrators will have the opportunity to learn about why early identification and support for newcomer children with special needs is so important, and discuss strategies for how SPOs can help better children with special needs and their families.  Once you have completed this webinar, we invite you to complete this evaluation, which will help with the development of future webinarsWatch the webinar...

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3 Simple Visuals For Every CNC Program
Tutorial length: 8 minutes
Publish Date: February 2019

Young children are naturally visual learners as they observe, imitate and learn to read body language. For newcomer children, visual cues can be even more important – especially when you don’t have a shared language!

In this tutorial, we review the three simple visuals that are essential in every Care for Newcomer Children program. English version | French version