Occupational Therapy for Developmental Delays
Early Intervention is a federally-mandated requirement to bring intervention services to children under the age of three in their natural environments, if the child is experiencing delays in development or is at risk of falling behind in development. Anyone may refer to the program, anywhere in the country. An assessment must be completely in a timely manner, to screen or assess for delays in language development, social interaction, thinking skills, motor skills and adaptive functioning. Occupational therapy for Developmental Delays addresses motor, vestibular, coordination and adaptive skills development.
if you’re not already registered with BC Children and Family Services
“The Early Intervention Program (EIP) provides services for children from birth to 5 years of age with or at risk for developmental delays, living in Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. It is a multidisciplinary service based on child needs and family priorities.” – Queen Alexandra Early Intervention Program
Additional Services for Developmental Delay for children birth to kindergarten
Medically necessary occupational, physical or speech therapy for babies and toddlers may also be available to families through their private or public health insurance programs. Canadian Children’s Therapy provides services to families in this way, and coordinates with others involved in the care of your child. Our therapist is RASP-listed, for those using Autism program funding.
Canadian Children’s Therapy offers a full range of Occupational Therapy services for babies and toddlers. Our therapist has over 20 years experience handling special needs babies with a wide range of medical diagnosis.