Infant and Child Development Services - Niagara
|Address & Map|
2201 St David's Rd
Thorold, ON L2V 4T7
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|Mailing Address||PO Box 1052 |
Thorold, ON L2V 0A2
|Office Phone||905-688-8248 ext 7377|
|Toll Free Phone||1-888-505-6074 ext 7377|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||Infant and Child Development Services is a family-centered early intervention program designed for children under 6 years of age. These children may be developing more slowly than expected, or their development is at risk because of birth or medical problems, genetic disorders, prematurity, hearing and/or visual impairment, limited parenting experience or for reasons unknown. |
Infant development therapists visit regularly to provide parents with ideas and suggestions to help the child develop to his/her potential. Parental participation is the essential component to this program.
Information is provided on appropriate activities, exercises and toys to promote all areas of the child's development. Program staff assess the infant's abilities in motor coordination, language development, cognitive abilities, social and self-help skills. Parents and the therapist then set learning goals for the child. Information is also provided on other available services and resources, such as parent support groups and waterplay sessions, which may benefit the child.
Referrals to Infant and Child Development Services can be made by parents, family physicians, Public Health Nurses, and community agencies.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 5 year(s) and under |
Children at risk or demonstrating delayed development
|Application||Referrals can be made by calling this office. Parents must be informed of the referral.|
|Service Categories||Early Childhood Family Centres ; Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities/Delays ; Public Health Nursing|
|See Also Terms||Family Support Centres/Outreach ; Nursing Registries ; Parent/Child Activity Groups ; School Health Programs|
|Subjects||Caregiver support ; Children ; Developmental disabilities ; Disabilities ; Infant stimulation ; Regional government ; Testing|