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Early Childhood and School Age/Adolescent Program  E-mail

provides services to children and youth age birth to 19 who have physical, communication or developmental needs and reside in Southwestern Ontario. Our services are provided primarily in our clients’ homes, daycares, schools, and/or recreational and leisure facilities. We support and encourage children, youth and their families to be active participants in their communities.

Our services are highly individualized and based on each child’s and families’ needs and preferences. Using a collaborative goal-setting model with children and youth, their families and daycare/school personnel/community service providers, a coordinated and integrated plan is developed. A variety of service delivery options are available to families including assessments, direct therapy, consultation, counseling, parent education and support groups, and community education.

Services are based on a “Life Needs Model of Service” and through a family-centred approach:

  • We focus on the development of foundational skill sets of children and youth
  • We provide information/education/support to children, youth and their families to encourage strong supportive relationships and environments
  • We foster competencies of children and youth and their families
  • We provide information/education/support to the community to foster positive attitudes and inclusive opportunities for participation

Our program is organized into three distinct but integrated services areas:

Our staff includes:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Psychometrists
  • Psychologist
  • Social Workers
  • Behaviour Specialists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Ability Educators
  • Parent Mentors
  • Program Assistants
  • Clinical Director
  • Clinical Services Leaders
  • Administrative assistants 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 September 2009 )