offered by Tandem Psychology
Social Skills Groups
Our social skills groups are designed to help children become strong social problem solvers, more flexible thinkers, and better collaborators. Curriculum is based on evidence from decades of research and clinical practice - the Social Thinking Methodology. We have separate streams: Early Social Learners for ages 4-6, and Social Scouts for ages 7-10. Content is based on developmental stages. Goals of our social groups include:
Teaching children the underlying thinking behind our social behaviors
Develop key ingredients to successful social interactions
Helping children navigate and regulate within the social world
Content suitable for children with social learning differences including those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Social Anxiety
Children who do not have a diagnosis but could benefit from enhancing social learning would also be appropriate
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions was developed by Dr. Eli
Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center. It is a parent-based intervention, meaning that
parents attend the sessions to learn skills for supporting their child. Typically, children
do not participate in the sessions. In SPACE treatment, we help parents learn new ways of supporting their child while reducing accommodations made for the child’s anxiety symptoms.
For more information about SPACE treatment, visit https://www.spacetreatment.net/.
Please reach out to learn more and discuss whether this approach is right
for your family.
Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
At Tandem, treatment for ARFID or severe picky eating may include individual therapy,
group behavioral-based intervention, and/or parent support. A growing body of
evidence supports psychology-led approaches to restricted eating. Our goals are to
increase food-related flexibility, comfort with new foods, and reduce mealtime stress on
the family system. Please contact us to discuss the approach most suited to your
Sibling Support Workshop
Two half-day group sessions aimed at supporting siblings of children with neurodiversity. Topics for this workshop include:
Gaining understanding of developmental differences and challengingbehaviors
Strategies for coping with stressful family experiences, worries, or isolation
Knowledge and practical skills for daily life including how to talk to peers about their sibling
Advocating for those with developmental differences
Sharing thoughts and emotions with their caregivers
Participating in strength building exercises
Hourly rates vary depending on the therapist and service provided and are in line with professional fee guidelines. A rate will be quoted when booking an appointment. Payment is due at time of service. Most extended health care plans will cover all or part of the cost. Some therapists offer direct billing through select insurance providers.
Some of our therapists are approved providers through NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit), IRS (Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program), and Medavie Blue Cross.