Bridgeway has programs suitable for children, parents and professionals seeking to support youth with a variety of learning, organizational, social and behavioural needs. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please Call Angela Rudderham at 902 465 4800 Ext 3 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM 2023 REGISTRAION NOW OPEN!
Now taking registrations for online individualized tutoring for September 2023 Call 1 (888) 435 3232 to enroll.
Workshops/ Professional Development
As parents and professionals, we always have questions. We are here to share our 30 years of experience gained working with children, students and families, developing their education, skill aquisition and social development. We have created dynamic workshops suitable for educators, social workers, educational assistants, child advocates and parents covering a range of topics such as “Working with Challenging Children” or “Teaching Social Skills”.
Professionals or parent groups often request customized workshops and we are happy to accommodate. Check out our calendar of upcoming workshops, or request a quote today!
March Break Social Skills Program for Children and Youth 2023
We are aware of how important social skills are to success at school and living a satisfying and fulfilling life. We are also aware that learning disabilities and ADHD impact the acquisition and generalization of these skills. This condensed program mirrors the day social skills program at Bridgeway Academy and has the same goal of developing appropriate social interaction skills.
Every child learns differently, and we cater to their learning strengths and needs. The lessons consist of visual, auditory, kinesthetic and practical teaching styles combined with fun actives and games that provide practice for these new skills. We also provide home practice suggestions to help generalize lessons to life settings.
Emotional Awareness and Friendship Skills - This week we will explore topics such as identifying feelings, communicating feelings, behavior awareness, breaking before acting, choosing personal calming strategies, problem solving. We will learn about first impressions, evaluating friendships, being a good friend, communication, problem solving, personal boundaries.
Mon 13th - Fri 17th during March Break 9am-12pm
Cost for the program is $395
Available at the following locations:
- Bridgeway Academy Dartmouth
Summer Social Skills Program 2023
About our Program Bridgeway Academy has been a day school for students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD for over 30 years. We have learned that when there is an interruption in the learning process such as ADHD or LD it’s not just academics that can be impacted. Socializing is also a learned process. These skills need to be taught in a evidenced based way. Our social skills program has been taught to our students over the last 15 years with great success. We know taking a skill and breaking it down to its finest point, teaching it through different modalities, providing the opportunity of physical practice through fun activities and instructions to assist the transference of the skill in to daily life are all keys to successful social skill acquisition. We are now providing an opportunity for students who do not attend Bridgeway to access the benefits of this exciting program is the form of a fun day camp suitable for all school age children.
Dates and fees
Choose one or more weeks
Available at the following locations:
Bridgeway Academy Dartmouth
July 17-21 9am - 12pm Emotional Awareness - This week we will explore topics such as identifying feelings, communicating feelings, behavior awareness, breaking before acting, choosing personal calming strategies, problem solving.
July 24 - 28, 9am -12pm Emotional Management - This week we will explore events and situations that provoke our emotions. We will learn how we feel that emotion in our bodies and what direction it is giving us. We will learn how to attend to our emotions in a nurturing and safe way.
AUGUST 14 - 18, 9am - 12pm Friendship skills - This week we will learn about first impressions, evaluating friendships, being a good friend, extending invitations, resolving conflicts, personal boundaries.
AUGUST 21 - 25, 9am - 12pm Communication and Problem Solving Skills- This week will will identify our communication style. We will look at the natural outcomes of an aggressive, passive and assertive communication style. We will explore effective communication that allows our voice to be heard and have our needs met. We will also learn to problem solve and chose solutions that create a win:win outcome.
To enroll download the registration form below and email it to email@example.com
Evening Social Skill Programs
We know that learning how to make friends and understanding how to behave in different situations is as important to future success as the academic side of learning. Our Social Skills program has been specifically developed for students who are diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disability and/or ADHD, it can benefit anyone who needs support with communication, behaviour or social interactions.
Students learn in small groups with others who share their strengths, needs and current social/emotional understanding. They have fun while working on self-awareness, awareness of others, social interaction skills, relationship skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, self-management, social thinking and daily life skills. Each session has an overall “umbrella” skill that encompasses many different skills. Each child will be at a different level of skill acquisition. We will be meeting them where they are within each skill set. Information is provided to the parents after each session so that they can look for ways throughout the week to reinforce the skills practiced.
To enroll your child simply download the registration form for social skills programs. Once we receive the application and any additional documentation such as a psychological educational assessment, your child’s name goes on a waiting list. When we have 3-6 children registered who have similar needs and are close in ages you will receive a phone call regarding a start date and time.
The sessions run for 6 week groupings. One hour once a week. The cost is $240 and a onetime $20 registration fee.
Our Social Skills program is offered during summer day camps, during March Break or as an evening program during the school year.