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"One year ago the extend of his language at age three was “want juice”. Now my son can come home and tell me about his day. If you don’t believe that is a miracle you are not looking hard enough."  
- Preschool Parent
Therapies Program Print E-mail

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 The Reach Therapies Program provides speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children from age birth to kindergarten entry age.
Therapists work as team members with families, early childhood educators and other professionals to provide individualized programs.

Therapies Brochure 2016

Early Intervention Therapy Handbook

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.

Please read the announcement for the new centralized referal form for Speech- language Services in Delta, Langley, Surrey and White Rock > Anouncement letter

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Physiotherapy

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.

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Occupational Therapy

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.

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For further information, please contact Sheena Kirkland at 604-946-6622; ext. 341 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

star_bullet.gifRead Encouraging Development  by Courtney Hall, Occupational TherapistWatch the video.

 
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