Early Childhood Intervention Services

Programs

  • What group programs do we offer?

    In addition to individual supports (see more information  here ), we also offer centre-based group programs for children and parents.  

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    Hanen Programs ®

    • Research based programs for parents and early childhood educators designed to support children with language delays, children with social communication difficulties and/or autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

    • A key focus of each program is to empower parents and educators to make the most of each interaction they have with the child, in order to promote language learning and social communication skills.

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    Hanen programs

    Key Word Sign

    Key Word Sign is the use of manual signs and natural gesture to support communication.  

    Key Word Sign is used to encourage and support language development in children and adults with communication difficulties. 

    We offer training in Key Word Sign for parents, teachers and support staff.

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    Key Word Sign

    Tuning in to Kids

    Emotionally Intelligent Parenting - A six week group program for parents. 

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    Toilet training delivered by occupational therapists

    Parent workshop to assist with the development of a toilet training plan. 

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    Toilet training

    Sleepwise – Positive Sleep Practices for Young Children with Developmental Delay

    The Sleepwise Program is aimed at supporting the families/carers of young children (under 7 years of age) with developmental delay. It outlines a comprehensive approach to supporting children’s sleep.  

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    Sleep Ability

    Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

    The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program enhances the parent-child relationship through the pleasure of oral language experiences. Children gain skills in communication and social skills while parents develop confidence and skills in parenting. This program is open to the community and families with children with special needs.  This program is sponsored by the  UBC  and Waverley Auxiliary .

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    Parent-Child Mother Goose Program

    Before the Bell 

    This group prepares children that are transitioning into a mainstream school environment. Focusing on your child developing independence, fine motor skills, emotional regulation and attention to task.

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    Skills for School

    Fussy Eating 

    Based on the principles of the SOS approach to Fussy Eating, this group program aims to increase children’s tolerance of exposure to new foods and building oral motor skills. Parents attend this group with their children and watch the therapy room via a live stream. There is a parent education program that runs alongside the child group.  

    Fussy Eating

    Move and Groove

    This group focuses on sensory regulation through music and movement and gross motor skill development. Parents attend this group with their child.

    Move and Groove