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Supported Child Development Services

Promotes inclusive childcare for children with identified needs between the ages of 0-12. Children with developmental delays, exceptional health care needs, challenging behaviours, or identified physical or cognitive needs can access this program.

Who provides Child Development Services?

The Early Intervention Team includes the Infant Development Program, Physiotherapy, Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy and Supported Child Development.

Our family-centered philosophy is based on:

  • Early intervention/prevention
  • Family involvement
  • Team-based approach
  • Community inclusion.

Infant Development Program

Offers home-based family-focussed early intervention services for children, birth to 3 years.

  • The Infant Development Consultant considers all areas of development such as motor skills, language, social, play and learning skills.
  • Also offered is the loan of toys and books about child development and parenting issues.

Referrals

We accept referrals from:

  • parents
  • doctors
  • public health nurses
  • community agencies.

Early Intervention Programs

Therapy

Physiotherapy, Speech/Language therapy and occupational therapy for children, birth to school entry, provided in the home, child-care or community setting and at the health unit.

  • The Physiotherapist has a particular interest in your child's physical abilities such as rolling, crawling, sitting, walking, climbing and jumping.
  • The Speech Language therapist provides support with speech development, listening and understanding of language. Additional areas include stuttering, feeding issues, voice disorders and hearing impairment.
  • The Occupational therapist helps children become independent in everyday tasks such as playing, feeding, dressing and hand skills. Adaptive techniques or equipment may be recommended.
  • Supported Child Development Program promotes inclusive childcare for children ages 0-12 with identified needs providing access to daycare, pre-school or after school programs.

Who May Benefit from Our Program?

Children from birth to school entry who:

  • are experiencing delays in development
  • present with risk for possible delays
  • have a known challenging condition.

Family members who wish:

  • assistance in learning how to further their child's development
  • help in accessing community resources
  • to connect with other parents.

For more information, please contact the CDS Manager by calling 250-752 -6766 - ext. 106

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