Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. The length of service will vary and is based on a child's needs and goals, and the availability of local programs. Assessment is part of rehabilitation and it comes in many forms. The purpose is to understand your child's strengths and needs. We will talk with you about next steps that guide the (rehabilitation) care plan. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Families and caregivers are actively involved as therapy may look like "play", depending on your child's age. We want to understand what's important to your child and family (what matters to you) e.g. daily routines, family and friends, activities you enjoy and we'll work with you to find home ideas that fit with your life. Services may be in-person, by phone, or videoconference. They may be in a group or one to one.
Team Based ServicesAre provided for children with a variety of needs. For example:
AudiologyHelps children and their families with hearing and hearing health, so they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and / or medical conditions. This service supports children's:
Occupational therapy servicesSupports children and their families with self-care; eating, feeding and swallowing; and motor development, so that they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and / or medical conditions:
PhysiotherapyThis service supports children and their families with development and movement, so they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and/or medical conditions:
This service supports children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing, so they can participate in activities that are important to them. Services provided are related to (neuro)developmental and / or medical conditions:
Available at some locations:
Child and Youth Developmental Specialists, Home Based Development and Social Work
City provided special transit
Community Handi-Bus available
Services are available for children and youth from birth to 18 years of age.
Children birth to five years of age (prior to school entry): a broad range of health and developmental services are offered. We focus on the early years and early intervention to try to prevent health complications and improve long-term health and wellbeing.
Children and youth 6 to 18 years: specific, health-focused services are offered when a child has a significant change in their medical or (neuro)developmental condition; or due to injury, medical intervention, surgery, or illness.
Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.Physician or sel referrals are accepted.
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