PosAbilities streamlining children’s services, expanding Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention program
Natalie Hamilton

Kavita Kamat feels most fulfilled when she knows posAbilities has made a positive difference in a child and family’s life.

Kavita is looking forward to making an even greater impact for more families and their children through her new role as clinical director and the coinciding reorganization of children’s services.

The Clinical Director of Laurel Behaviour Support Services (LBSS) and Life Skills says the two programs are merging to streamline children’s services at posAbilities. The redevelopment is something she greets with much anticipation.

“It’s a great opportunity to be a part of these new and interesting initiatives,” Kavita says.

Kavita will be involved in overseeing and managing the merger. Also in the area of children’s services, LBSS will be expanding its Early intensive Behaviour intervention (EIBI) program offering services to more children under the age of six in the Lower Mainland. “The expansion of EIBI is something I’m really excited about,” Kavita adds.

LBSS is currently piloting the New England Center for Children (NECC) Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia (ACE), an online curriculum for students with autism for the EIBI program. “It’s a fantastic education package,” Kavita notes. “It promotes consistency and provides us with an efficient way to assess, teach and evaluate progress using evidence-based procedures,” she explains. She’s hopeful for outstanding outcomes for children and families. For more details about ACE, click here.

She says the two initiatives in children’s services are keeping her on her toes. While her job includes multi-tasking several ongoing projects, her primary focus continues to be training and supporting the team “so they get the best possible outcomes for the children and families they support.”

“It’s very rewarding when we’re able to support a family and are able to make a difference in their child’s life.”

Kavita is also looking forward to the expansion of the Triple P Positive Parenting Program across additional regions and is confident that it will provide families with the knowledge and skills they need to support their children. “The earlier we can intervene to support, the more beneficial it is to the family and to the larger social services sector as well.”

She says a year from now the best-possible outcome would be streamlined children’s services at posAbilities, with a strong team of behaviour consultants, interventionists and life skills workers providing well-documented positive outcomes for families and children.

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