Services provided by the Child Development Team occur in a variety of settings; home, preschool, playgrounds, community, clinics and in the CDT gym and therapy rooms. The Child Development Team typically services children birth to five years old. The child development team consists of 7 areas
IDP serve children from birth to three years who are at risk for/or have a developmental delay or disability. Through home visits IDP consultants work with families to conduct assessments and set goals. Other supports may include toy and book lending, play groups and advocacy.
PT observe how children move and play, and assesses any difficulties he/she may be having. In consultation with the family, the PT sets goals for functional movement and develops strategies to achieve them. These strategies may include lengthening and strengthening muscle groups, or may be games and play exercises that help develop movement skills.
OT assess one or more areas of children’s development: attention, sensory, fine motor (hand use), visual-perception and self-care (feeding, grooming, dressing, toiletry). Together the OT and family will decide which areas need attention and develop ways through play or games to help the child improve his/her skills.
SLP works with children who have communication delays or impairments. The SLP will determine what your child understands (receptive language), What your child says (expressive language), how your child uses his/her tongue and lips when speaking (articulation and oral motor skills), and whether your child is having any feeding or swallowing difficulties.
FRC is responsible for providing support to families involved with the team. The FRC obtains and provides information to families regarding available resources and assists, if necessary, in advocating on the family’s behalf. View our Sundrops Centre for Child Development handbook here.
The Supported Child Development (SCD) program provides a range of consulting and support services to children, families and child care centres so that children with extra support needs can participate in inclusive child care settings of their choice.
The Child Care Resource and Referral program provides information and support to families in their selection of appropriate child care, and provides training and support to child care providers.
For more information please contact the Child Development Team at: 250-746-4135 local 253 Or the Child Care Resource and Referral at: 250-746-4135 local 231
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