NSECDIS provide province-wide specialized services to families of young children between birth and school entry who either have a biological risk for, or a diagnosis of, a developmental delay in Nova Scotia.
Consultation, information, support, and services designed to meet the individual needs of each child and family are delivered in the child's home and may extend to community based programs.
Services emphasize the enhancement of skills and abilities through planned interactions to promote child development and family capacity.
Home and community visits involve teaching through play, engaging family and identifying their individual needs. Caregivers become active partners with the Developmental Interventionists and other service providers. As a team they develop a plan based on what is the most important to the family. Families who participate also develop social supports with other families sharing similar concerns.
Other services include:
- Weekly playgroup sessions
- Resource and toy lending library
- Parent information sessions
- Transition planning for school/daycare
- Referral services
- Agency visits
- Team collaboration
Referral to the program may come from parents, doctors, community health professionals, and others. Referrals cannot be made without parental consent.
NSECDIS Cape Breton Victoria Region - Allkids
37 Nepean St.
Tel: (902) 567-0991
Fax: (902) 567-0055