EARLY INTERVENTION THERAPY

Early Intervention Therapies (EIT) are available for families and children from birth to Kindergarten age at no cost.  Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech-language pathologists, and therapy assistants provide services to help families and children achieve their highest meaningful level of participation within home, child care, and other community settings. We believe families are the expert on their child.

Therapy services strive to:

  • emphasize a family and child’s strengths by focusing on a child’s successful participation in multiple environments;
  • focus on social inclusion, awareness, and acceptance of diverse abilities;
  • offer education, share information and support families in advocating for their child;

The EIT Program includes the following therapies:

 

CVCDA Children's Therapy CentreWho Can Refer?

If you have concerns or questions about your child’s development, you can refer your child yourself. Public Health Nurses, Family Physicians, Pediatricians, Daycare Providers and other service providers at the Child Development Association can also refer for you.

What Happens After The Referral?

  1. You will meet with our Family Advocate to gather relevant information and gather consent for services
  2. You will be contacted to arrange an initial consultation
  3. During the initial consultation, while your child plays, you will have an opportunity to talk about your priorities, will be provided with information on your child’s development and receive suggestions on how you can help your child.
  4. Plans for further services will then be determined. This may include more formal assessments, direct intervention, consultation or monitoring.

What Happens After The Assessment?

Your service provider will work with your family and team members to:

  1. Identify priorities and a program suited to your child’s individual needs
  2. Provide therapy or consultation as needed
  3. Provide service in the environment best suited to your child’s specific needs (home, Children’s Therapy Centre, and/or childcare centre)

Meet The Team

Jennifer Kennedy
Jennifer Kennedy

EIT Program Lead and Occupational Therapist

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 234
Email: jen@cvcda.ca

Miranda Mahoney
Miranda Mahoney

Speech-Language Pathologist

Phone:  250-338-4288 ext 228
Email:  miranda@cvcda.ca

Jenn Legarie
Jenn Legarie

Speech-Language Assistant for Aboriginal Speech & Language Program at UIWONA

Phone: 250-465-0420
Email: jenn@cvcda.ca

Tara Moose
Tara Moose

Speech-Language Therapy Assistant

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext. 243
Email: tara@cvcda.ca

Dana Falcioni
Dana Falcioni

Speech-Language Pathologist for Aboriginal Speech & Language Program at UIWONA

Phone: 250-331-1638
Nikki Holekamp
Nikki Holekamp

Occupational Therapist

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 231
Email: nikki@cvcda.ca

 

Carlin Christensen
Carlin Christensen

Occupational Therapist

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 234
Email: carlin@cvcda.ca

Lucy Hawa
Lucy Hawa

Physiotherapist

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext. 244
Email: lucy@cvcda.ca

Mary McKenna

Mary McKenna

RETIRED

Cara Covas
Cara Covas

Occupational Therapist

Phone: 250-338-4288 ext 234
Email: cara@cvcda.ca

GET STARTED WITH CVCDA SERVICES

FAMILY ADVOCATE

Connect with April Statz to get started with any of our CVCDA Services.

250-338-4288 ext 225

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