Canyons Family Center - Specialty Courses

Winter Specialty Classes: Start Dates (Tuesday, Jan. 16th and Wednesday, Jan. 17th) 

Call 801-826-8190 to Register!

Tuesday Classes (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Parenting Supports                                             
This six-week class/support group will focus on specialized strategies and techniques for parents to use with a child diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism, Asperger’s, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS).

Super Heroes Children’s Group (Grades 3rd-6th, Autism Spectrum Child)                                                                        
Children diagnosed with high-function autism or autism spectrum disorders learn social skills using high-interest material and motivation strategies. Each session provides practice of one social skill through a variety of group activities, including Superhero video instruction, video peer modeling, role-plays, structured games, and Superhero social stories. Class size is limited. Parent enrollment in the ASD Parenting Supports class is recommended and encouraged.

Effective Parenting (PBIS for Parents)                                                                                               
This is a class for parents and caregivers only. The focus of the class is to provide parents with positive parenting strategies that have proven successful with children in the home environment. Parents will be given the opportunity to problem solve issues and struggles that they experience as parents. Parents will be asked to try the strategies at home and to report back to the group each week on how the strategies worked.

Banana Splits-Divorce Class for Kids (Grades 3rd-6th)                                                                         
This group will help children better understand and cope with the changes in their lives while going through, or following divorce. Through hands on activities, role-play, and supportive group discussions, they will develop and practice important skills they will need to be happy and successful.

Wednesday Classes (6:30 - 8:30 pm): 
Parenting the Child with ADHD                                                                            

This class is a MUST for families struggling with understanding and parenting children with ADHD. This is a parent or caregivers only class. The class will cover symptoms of ADHD, difficult parenting issues, interventions in the home and school for ADHD children, school communication, and resources available in the community. This class is appropriate for parents with children already diagnosed with ADHD as well as those who have a family history or suspect their child has ADHD.

Relax and Manage Your Stress (Grades 2nd-5th)                                                                                             
This class is designed to teach a variety of very specific and helpful strategies around the area of stress management, relaxation, and “mindfulness.” Participants will learn very specific skills with plenty of practice time during class.