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Infant & Child Development Services
Children's Aid Society / La Société d'aide à l'enfance Nipissing Parry Sound

Infant & Child Development Services

Infant and Child Development Services support children from birth to 6 years of age (5 yrs, 11 mo), who may have delays or who is at risk for a developmental delay.

About the Program:

Infant and Child Development Services are family-centered and bring parents and professionals together to help children overcome developmental difficulties to the best of their abilities. Each family is unique and parents know their children best. This means that you, the parent, decide on what kind of support you need.

If you are concerned about your child’s development, the Infant and Child Development Services can help. Families play a vital role in every child’s development. A child develops at a rapid pace. Physical, social, emotional, communication, intellectual and behavioural development depends in part on experiences provided by the child’s family.

Parent-Child Therapists are professionals with varied backgrounds in health and social work. They have extensive knowledge in child development, and can assist you to enhance your child’s skills in these important years. Once you are referred to our services a developmental clinic appointment is scheduled with you and your child. A developmental assessment will be completed at this time. 

Together, we will plan activities that best meet your child and family’s needs. This could include home visits, referrals to other services, as well as parental support and guidance.

Services Available:

Infant and Child Development Services may include:

  • Developmental assessments and written reports.
  • Home visits to encourage progress, develop new activities, and support parents.
  • Assistance for you and your child making the transition to a pre-school/day care program.
  • Service coordination & advocacy.

Professional Partners:

The Infant and Child Development Services work in partnership with other professionals in your community. These include:

  • Physiotherapists/Occupational Therapists
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Physician or Pediatrician
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Preschool/Daycare Personnel
  • Resource Teacher Program
  • Social Workers
  • Hospital Professionals

Referrals

As a parent, you may contact the Infant and Child Development Services directly or, with your consent, a referral may be made on your behalf.

Contact us by calling 705-472-0910 and ask for the Infant and Child Development Services. 

 

Referral Form