JDN Blog

ADHD for Educators: Strategies for the Classroom

The latest ADHD research tells us that every classroom will include 1-3 children with ADHD. Struggles in the classroom are real for students of ADHD and their teachers/Support staff. Join us as we provide evidence-based solutions to help your ADHD students stay on task, complete work in class and learn how to manage disruptive classroom behaviours. Who: Teachers, ECE, EA’s – calling all those that support children in the classroom Price: $30 pp – space limited to 10 people When: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm Where:…

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True Love

True Love What day is today? …February 13th – What? How could it be the eve of Valentine’s Day and I have not baked one cupcake, not a cookie or even a muffin. Oh, how I love and loathe Valentines Day. Truth be told, I am a hopeless romantic. However, I have slipped this year in baking cute and fun little treats for my boys to take to school. I always have great intentions – Pinterest the ideas, confirm the…

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All in a “Good” Night’s Sleep: 3 ways to get some sleep sanity with your kids

All in a “Good” Night’s Sleep: 3 ways to get some sleep sanity with your kids When my two boys were infants and toddlers, they did what almost every parent longs for: they slept through the night. They had morning naps, afternoon naps and were in bed, asleep by 7:30 p.m.! They were sleeping champs. I’m pretty sure I smugly raved about it to my sleep-deprived parent friends, too. Now? I am lucky if they sleep a full night. This…

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The 4-1-1 on the Ontario Autism Program Framework

The 4-1-1 on the Ontario Autism Program Framework Have you heard? There is a new Ontario Autism Program in town. There has been a TON of chatter since June 2017 regarding the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) and not a great deal of “meaty” information released to families who have a child diagnosed with Autism. You know the kind I am talking about, the information that is going to help you plan for your child’s future, and help you determine whether…

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Sh#$ Together over the holidays

Need some support for keeping you sh#$ together over the holidays? Rather than simply reaching for the bottle of Bailey’s (no judging!), we thought we’d offer up some tips when keeping your holiday-sh#S together. Alter your Holiday Expectations We all want the picture-perfect Christmas. Our family sitting in front of the cozy fire in our matching Christmas Pajamas and drinking hot chocolate while we read our favourite Christmas story. That is lovely until your youngest child hates wearing P.J’s and…

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A Day in the Life: Our Autism Program

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to spend a day at the JDN Center for Children?  Today, we’re highlighting a typical day of ABA Therapy for Autism. We have a schedule that we follow, which is similar to school or a daycare setting. A Day in the Life: Our Autism Program The therapist meets the child at the door. They take off their coat and bag, put their lunch kit away and put on their indoor shoes. It’s time to…

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Five Essential Oils to help with everyday family life

A year ago, JDN Center’s Amanda Neadow was having coffee at her girlfriend’s home. While needing to vent about her son’s ongoing insomnia struggles, Amanda was looking for a solution to help ease late bed times and ongoing middle-of-the-night wake ups. Her friend – who’s also a mother of eight – said two words that have since been a game changer in Amanda’s family life: Essential. Oils. Amanda’s friend outlined how and why she uses specific essential oils for her…

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LEARNING THE FUNCTIONS OF BEHAVIOUR – WHY DOES MY CHILD BEHAVE LIKE THIS?! (A WORKSHOP)

All behaviour happens for a reason. Yes, even the challenging ones! The meltdowns in the grocery store, the tantrums at bedtime or when you are running out the door to meet the bus! Although we (parents) do not understand WHY these behaviors are happening, they ARE meeting a need for your child. Learning the function of your child’s behavior will better equip you to manage and extinguish them. Join Carmen Davies, Senior Therapist, and Amanda Neadow, President at JDN Center…

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What do you do at JDN Center for Children?

While we’ve been in operation for over a year now, we’re still often asked, “what do you do at JDN Center for Children?” So we thought we’d take this chance to breakdown how we help children and youth diagnosed with ADHD (it was, after all, the reason we decided to open JDN!).   How does JDN Center work with children diagnosed with ADHD? What kinds of services are available? Children who are diagnosed with ADHD have many different needs and…

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We’re hosting your kids on the Oct. 27 PA Day here at JDN!

Join us for a super fun day,  filled with Halloween activities focused on social skills development for the PA Day! Date: Friday October 27th 2017 Time: 8:45am (drop off) – 4:15pm (pick up) Location: 40 Sunset Blvd, Suite 105,  Perth, Ontario Ages: 5-11yrs Cost: $50 per child Space is Limited ~ Register today Children are welcome to bring/wear their costume. Please bring lunch and water bottle (nut free)

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