Community Based Program

The Community Based Program operates in Whitehorse and consists of a team of therapists that work together with families, care givers, and community members to provide the best service possible. The team from the Child Development Centre includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, developmental therapists, early childhood therapy assistants, and a psychologist. Once the therapist and family have met, they will talk about what will best meet needs of the child and family. Children may see one therapist or a team of therapists. No matter who is involved, they will work with the family to determine the family’s priorities and needs of the child. After that a Family Plan will be developed that reflects what has been decided.

Children enrolled in the Community Based Program may receive services in their home, childcare setting, or here at the Centre. Services may include assessment, consultations, one-to-one therapy, parent support and training, working with childcare centres, or simply a few ideas to try at home. When it comes time to move into kindergarten, the team can work with the family and school to help make the transition as smooth as possible.

 

What You Can Expect From Us.....

The Child Development Centre is committed to providing quality service using a family centered approach.

 

 We will listen and value your opinions, ideas and culture.

  • You and your family are the key people in your child’s plan and progress.
  • You are an expert on your child.
  • You are the ultimate decision-maker for your child.
  • We will welcome and support you in whatever ways you want to participate.

 Our services will be of excellent quality

  • Our staff is highly qualified to provide early intervention and family centered care.
  • We are accredited  by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

 We will keep information about your child and family confidential   and private.

  • We will not give out any information about you or your family without your permission.
  • However, confidentiality can be broken if;
  • your child may be in danger of neglect or abuse; or
  • the court subpoenas the information.

 We will work with you to create a Family Plan within 3—6 months of  regular service.

  • The Family Plan will come from your family’s priorities and needs.
  • You know best what kind of involvement or support you and your child need. We will provide our therapeutic opinions and together create a plan that makes sense.
We will give you information.

 

  • We will give you information that will help you make decisions about the care that will best meet your child’s needs.
  • We will let you know the benefits and risks to any intervention that is suggested.
  • We will talk with you on a regular basis and try and provide information in a timely manner.
  • We will answer any questions you have.

 You can have access to your child’s personal health information.

  • We will provide you with copies of your child’s written reports and assessments.
  • If you would like to look at your child’s file, put your request in writing to the executive director and arrangements will be made.

 We will listen to your concerns.

  • If you are not happy with the services you and your child are receiving please tell us.
  • We will respond to your concerns in a fair and timely manner.
  • Your concerns will never result in a barrier to receiving services.