A BC will work closely with the psychologist to help parents explore the fundamental issues that are triggering a child’s behaviour and model possible solutions and strategies in order to enhance a families’ quality of life together.
Child Development Assistant
CDA’s facilitate individual service plans by collaborating with clinicians. They are responsible for the repetitive practice of skills and abilities that the child is not able to acquire through the natural context of family routines.
We are always looking for compassionate and experienced pediatric consultants to join our multidisciplinary teams. If you are interested, please fill out a job application.
Occupational therapists use their expertise to help children gain the functional skills they need for independence in play, learning, motor skill development, self care, and socialization in their home, school, and community environments. They also help children understand and manage their emotions, explore how a child processes and integrates their sensory systems and enable executive functioning tasks such as organizing, planning, being flexible or transitioning.
Physiotherapists nurture and empower children to reach their gross motor potential. Their focus may be on improving independent mobility, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, endurance, and motor planning. A PT will also support a child and families participation in community leisure pursuits.
A psychologist is a specialist in child development and can help parents understand their child’s mental, social and emotional developmental profile. They will explore how a child’s learning or behaviour challenges can be related to their cognition, learning, attention, executive functioning, or emotional regulation.
RDI is a family-based program, where trained consultants support families to alter their interaction and communication styles to influence their child-parent relationship. RDI focuses on cultivating the building blocks of social connection between child & parent—such as referencing, emotion sharing, co-regulation, and experience sharing—that normally develop in infancy and early childhood.
Speech-Language Pathologists (S-LPs) use a variety of activities to help children communicate their wants, needs and ideas. They will also help children to understand the language that they hear and communication that they see (i.e. non-verbal communications). SLPs enable friendship building skills and help children understand the complexities of social language.
Teachers, as part of the Program Unit Funding (PUF) team, encourage parents to take part in all decision-making regarding their child’s educational program. They support the classroom teacher in implementing recommendations/adaptations into the classroom environment to promote inclusion of all children and facilitate family-school partnerships.
Therapy assistants work under the supervision of one or more clinicians to provide hands-on support in helping children improve their ability to learn, play and grow to their fullest potential.