The Reach Therapies Program provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children from age birth to kindergarten entry age.
Referrals to Reach Therapies Program
Referrals to the Reach Therapies Program may come from many sources such as a parent, doctor, public health nurse, or a community professional. To access services in speech and language therapy, physiotherapy or occupational therapy, complete a referral form and return it to Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Scroll down to download referral forms. For more information contact the Reach Manager of Early Intervention Services at 604-946-6622 ext.318.
Speech and Language Therapy
A Speech-Language Pathologist (also known as an SL-P) helps to identify, assess and support issues related to communication development in children. Areas of development include: production and sequencing of speech sounds, learning words and putting them together to produce phrases and sentences, understanding questions and following directions, social communication skills, fl uency or stuttering, voice disorders, hearing loss, and, alternative and augmentative communications needs.
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Help may be needed when a child has difficulty acquiring the motor skills expected within their age range. Gross motor development, such as movement, strength, balance, coordination and endurance are required in activities such as rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping and ball skills. A Physiotherapist (also known as a PT) helps promote gross motor development of infants and children.
An Occupational Therapist (also known as an OT) helps children in the development of skills that are needed in their daily activities. These activities include self-care (such as eating, swallowing, dressing, and toileting), productivity (which involves play and fine motor activities such as holding a pencil, cutting with scissors, and drawing), and leisure (such as swimming, soccer and hockey). To address these areas an OT may provide consultation or direct therapy as well as recommend equipment or adaptations to the environment.