Branch Out Learning
Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy began with the goal of providing a creative therapy program for children with autism, developmental disabilities, or any challenges related to learning and behaviour in the East Kootenays.
Branch Out values 'whole person' focused programming. With our practice based in Applied Behaviour Analysis we build learning and intervention sessions into activities and promote fun, play based learning while also supporting whole person and family wellness.
Branch Out is a family-centered service where individual behaviour intervention programs are developed based on the needs and interests of each child and in accordance with family goals and needs.
We offer both individual and group behaviour intervention programs, behaviour consultation, parent coaching, summer camps and much more.
Branch Out Learning and Behaviour Therapy has center-based programs in Fernie, offering services in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Elkford and Sparwood outreach services available throughout the East Kootenay’s.
What's Coming up at Branch Out
Workshops, Events, and Activities
Equine Assisted Learning
Coming October 2021!
Branch Out is so excited to offer Equine Assisted Learning sessions in the Elk Valley beginning September 27th 2021.
This program is offered, not only, to children & youth but as an incredible learning experience for adults as well.
Equine assisted learning is an experiential learning approach which promotes the development of life skills.
This focus on life skills can be related to academic achievement and classroom behavior, personal growth and exploration or professional pursuits such as leadership development, team building and executive coaching.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) sessions can be done in group or one-one.
*A portion of the cost of sessions is donated to the Therapeutic Horse & Pony Club*
Some objectives of an EAL sessions include;
Developing relationship skills
Teamwork & social skills
Assertiveness/ self esteem
Trust and empathy
Emotion awareness and regulation
EAL Sessions are suited for children, youth and adults (families or groups) who experience:
Challenges in relationships or communication
Challenges in emotion regulation
Any individual or group who has interest in building and expanding self awareness
~After School Adventures~
Why does FUN learning have to end when school is out?!
Branch Out's After School Adventures brings learning into fun engaging activities with familiar faces and new friends! After School Adventures are mostly out of doors in the beautiful nature of the Elk Valley!
Experiential learning is the model behind this super fun after school experience.
Beginning October 4th 2021
Weekly $183.75 (incl. GST) / Child
Monthly (4 Weeks) $525 (incl. GST) / Child + $25 Registration Fee
(Save by registering for 3 months! One time fee of $25 for 3 months or monthly at $25 per month)
3 - 6pm Monday to Friday (Closed on holidays)
Kindergarten - Grade 4 (5-8 spaces available)
*Please note that a minimum of 5 is needed for adventure groups to run. You will be notified one week in advance should your child’s group be cancelled, and your registration fees returned*
*Refunds are only given in the event that an adventure camp is cancelled by Branch Out*
~A Workshop Series for Parents and Care Givers~
October 6, 13, 20, 27
BY DONATION ONLY
Understanding of yourself, family and kiddos.
Skills for your personal health and wellness to carry you through times when you are feeling low or tapped out!
This 4 week parent & care giver focused workshop series incorporates mindfulness and practical self directed behaviour strategies to bring you back home to yourself.
Join Branch Out's Simone Bourassa, RASP Category A Behaviour Consultant ,
Certified Life Coach & Registered E-500 hour yoga teacher supports you to fill your self care tool box to the brim!
By donation only ♡
Pay what you can ♡
All donations going to Branch Out Society Non Profit providing funding opportunities for individuals and families in the Elk Valley to access ANY service which may improve their quality of life.
Online, In Person Tutoring &
Home Schooling Support
Supported Learning opportunities available via zoom or in person.
Learning can be challenging! Whether you are homeschooling or need some extra support outside of the classroom
Branch Out offers a flexible supported learning style with online small groups or individualized Zoom sessions or 1-1 in person. We have many years of experience collaborating and working with our local educators as well as online/home schooling organizations.
Skilled support making learning fun and encouraging so we are all feeling confident in our academics and our selves!
Branch Out Inclusive Summer Camps
Branch Out Inclusive summer camps are back!!
With a few adjustments to accommodate social distancing and ensuring we all stay safe and healthy. Camps will be a go this summer!
A natural place for children to grow, form relationships and have a lot of fun! Each week is filled with awesome activities including crafts, music, drama, nature exploration, climbing, sports, games and more. Facilitated by our skilled and well trained Behaviour Interventionist staff.
2021 Summer Camp Registration open now!
All camps run:
$225/week, drop in $55 if space is available.
Registering more than one kiddo? First child registered at regular pricing and any sibling's can register for $150 per week (dependent on available spots)
Subsidized camp spots available for children and youth with Exceptional needs.
Children aged 6+
Branch Out Program Services
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 7pm