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FSCD Counselling

Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) is a provincial program providing funding support and services specific to child and family needs. The below information will focus on FSCD Counselling and dive into specifics such as what it is used for, when it is beneficial and how McAtee Psychology uses FSCD Counselling to meet their clients needs

General Information

Roughly fifteen percent of children and young individuals in Alberta school systems were in need of education disability support. Receiving early access to support in the early years of development is important in addressing barriers related to children with disabilities and their ability to fully participate in society and improve their developmental trajectories.

Specifics

FSCD counselling depends on the contract or funding that the parent has. It can range anywhere from child counselling services, specialized contracts, or behavioural/developmental contracts where 1-2 clinicians work with an aid (we do not provide aids at this time). FSCD Services are specific to each family situation and will assist in determining your child and family’s needs, find services and resources to help achieve your child and family’s goals, setting goals to help child development and participation at home, school and in the community.

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Specialty

An initial FSCD counselling session will determine what the main goals are, and what steps are needed to get there. Sessions with our clinicians are usually family centered, and involve teaching and implementing strategies that can be implemented in the household. If an FSCD caseworker approves funding, our clinicians here At McAtee Psychology can support by being the clinician for your family. In order to ensure that counselling is effective, the family and child need to be as involved as possible.

FSCD Counselling FAQs

What is covered in FSCD counselling?


An initial FSCD counselling session with the parent will determine what the main goals are and what steps are needed to get there. Before any session takes place, the FSCD caseworker will decide if the parents receive funding. FSCD counselling depends on the contract or funding that the parent has.




How does it work?


Sessions are usually family centered, and involve teaching and implementing strategies that can be implemented in the household.




How can McAtee Psychology help?


The clinicians at McAtee work with a team under specialized services. The teams involved include speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and a behavioural aide. McAtee can help by providing your family with psychologist to join the team for your child (if you have hours allotted for psychological services within your FSCD contract).




Are there any clinical concerns I should be aware of?


Diagnosed disability and commonly Neurodevelopmental disorders. The focus of FSCD Counselling is on early intervention, increasing prosocial behaviour, and collaborating with the parents and the rest of the team.




What steps can I take to ensure this method is most effective?


In order to ensure that FSCD Counselling is effective, we recommend that the family and child be as involved as possible.




When should this kind of therapy be applied


This therapy tends to be with families who have a child with a disability - typically ASD, GAD, FASD, Apraxia etc.





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