How long is a typical session?
A typical personal coaching session will last two hours.
Group sessions will last 6 hours. Typically, they will be from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.
Where are personal coaching sessions held?
Sessions are usually held at your place of residence, or a nearby park. We will go to arenas and other facilities nearby if you and our coach sees fit.
What is the difference between a Behavior Interventionist (BI) and us?
A BI focuses on developing social skills, improving abilities in the classroom, and reducing negative behaviors.
We use our knowledge of sports and disabilities to create an intervention that focuses on physical activity and social skills. Through our intervention, our clients learn communication and social awareness while concurrently participating in physical activity.
Do you work on academic skills?
We do not provide sessions that are fully dedicated to academic skills. However, we will integrate academic skills into our physical activity program upon request. For example: if you request that we focus on colouring, we can do so during transition or break times.
What if the weather is bad?
We don't mind! If the weather is bad, we still want to go out and play. We will dress for the weather and proceed with our session. If the weather is extremely poor, we can adapt our session accordingly. We could visit a recreation facility, do some activities inside the house, or do a combination of both!
I don't know if my child is appropriate for your services. Will you be able to tell me if he/she is?
Absolutely! Michael Lesyk has experience working with a wide range of disabilities and will be happy to answer any questions you have with regards to your child's ability to participate. If we are still unsure after discussing via e-mail or telephone, we can always come and meet you and your child in person to give you our best opinion.
Can my child's siblings participate?
For the group recreational days, your child's siblings can participate for 50% of the rate. For individual coaching sessions, there is no extra charge, and it will be up to both the coach and the parent to discuss whether or not it is appropriate for the sibling to participate.
How can I pay?
We accept cash, cheque, funding such as Autism Funding Unit, and Variety Charity.