Lorraine is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Resource Consultant. She has over 30 years experience working with preschool children with special needs and their families.
I offer individual sessions for children 2-6 years of age, with or without a diagnosis.
During COVID limitiations 30 minute virtual play sessions are available.
To provide individualized support, information, and resources.
About Kids Health.
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. As innovators in child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching.
Autism Ontario is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals with whom they interact. The association and its chapters share common goals of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.
Children's Treatment Network
CTN offers services through contracted public and private partner organizations in the education, health and community sectors. CTN supports families in York Region and Simcoe County for all services through 10 shared service sites, offers school-based rehabilitation services in an expanded catchment area including Central and West Toronto and also offers assessment and diagnostic services within Dufferin, Halton, Peel, Waterloo and Wellington. Through its innovative network model, CTN’s commitment to providing family-centred care is anchored by an electronic client record that is shared across its partner organizations and provides the foundation for integrated plans of care and services.
Down syndrome and Autism Connection
Our mission is to provide education and support to individuals facing the unique challenges caused by co-occurring Down syndrome and autism.
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development
Our clients have a wide range of physical and/or developmental disabilities, communication disorders, autism and some of the children we care for a blind and/or deaf. Serving Halton, Peel and Dufferin.
Our Main services include Autism Services, Communication Services, Infant Hearing Services, Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Vision Services. Our goals is to help each child we serve to build on his/her unique strengths, and to maximize opportunities for independence, health and well-being. We also help families as the meet the challenges of everyday life.
At Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, we care for kids with disabilities, kids needing rehabilitation after illness or trauma, kids whose medical complexity requires a kind of care they can’t get elsewhere.
Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)
Our vision is that all children will have access to a continuum of speech and language services to support their successful participation at home, in school and in the community.
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada
The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) collaborates with provincial and territorial partners to build awareness in the broader community and promote equitable opportunities so that all individuals with learning disabilities can achieve their educational, employment, health and personal goals.
Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy is an organization committed to supporting independence, inclusion, choice and full integration of all persons with cerebral palsy.
Self Regulation - Merhit Centre
Over the past decade, Dr. Shanker has served as an advisor on early child development to government organizations across Canada and the United States, and in countries around the world. During this period, he became increasingly interested in the impact of excessive stress on child development and behaviour. Dr. Shanker’s five-step Self-Reg model, The Shanker Method®, is a powerful process for understanding and managing stress in children, youth and adults.
Simcoe County Resource Consultant Services
We are child development specialists who provide support to infants, toddlers and children (up to 6 years of age) who have developmental support needs. As Resource Consultants (RCs) we assist parents in understanding their child’s growth and development while helping them navigate the early intervention system. Through the development of individual program plans, RCs help coordinate services, assist with funding applications and referrals, and provide support for children’s participation in community programs. Program plans and services may include speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational and behavioural therapy, vision, hearing, psychological assessment, social work and feeding support. Throughout, we respect the values and choices of the family.
Zero to Three
Our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life. At ZERO TO THREE, we envision a society that has the knowledge and will to support all infants and toddlers in reaching their full potential.
Providing the pieces to help your child step up to their potential through connection, self-regulation, play and fun. Offering 30 minute virtual sessions or parent consultation.
At Integrated Learning, we offer a holistic approach for each individual student that is customized to meet the educational and academic needs of children.
Your toolbox for occupational therapy activities, tips, and TOOLS to help kids thrive. The OT Toolbox offers resources for parents, teachers, and occupational therapists.
Children's Development Services provides children and their families with a wide range of services and supports both in the clinic and community to help them develop to their fullest potential.
At Surrey Place, people of all ages with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder can reimagine their potential.
Never feel alone again with simple tips for embracing the chaotic life with kids, despite the meltdowns, messes and mayhem.
Meltdowns in the middle of the store are everyone's worst nightmare. Bribery is when you give your child want they want so that they stop their behaviour. If you give a child a desired item when they are having a meltdown then you using bribery. As a result the child learns to escalate the behaviour to get what they want. They realize the more fuss they make they will get what they want.
Positive Reinforcement is based on the child getting a desired item based upon their appropriate behaviour. Positive Reinforcement is given after the child engages in the expected behaviour. “First eat at least one bite of your veggies and then you will get dessert” Using first and then language (Premarck Principle) lets the child know the expectations.
Do you have any questions about child development, services, support groups, behaviour, diagnosis? Email Lorraine at email@example.com