Our Programs and Services

Programs & Services

Overview

Niagara Children’s Centre provides a comprehensive range of family-centred treatment, rehabilitation and support services to children and youth with physical, developmental and communicative delays and disabilities and their families who reside in the Niagara Region.

The following chart gives an overview of the children and youth seen by each service.  For more information search under specific programs and services of this website.

Program

Service

Eligibility

Rehabilitation Services - 

Infant and preschool aged children

  • Early Childhood Education Resource
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech-language Pathology
  • Social Work
  • Aquatics

Children from birth to entry to Junior Kindergarten, living in the Niagara Region, demonstrating a developmental, physical or communication delay or disability

Rehabilitation Services - School aged children

 

 

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech-language Pathology
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Social Work
  • Aquatics
  • psychology

Children and youth from 4 to 18 years of age, living in the Niagara Region, demonstrating a developmental delay or a physical disability

 

Technical Resources

 

 

  • Augmentative Communication (CAST)
  • Seating and Mobility
  • Gait Analysis

Children and youth from birth to 18 years living in the Niagara Region, who require alternative or augmentative communication for speaking or writing.

Children and youth from birth to 18 years, living in the Niagara Region, who require a seating device or wheelchair

 

Children and youth from birth to 18 years, living in the Niagara Region, who require analysis of movement.

Preschool Speech and Language

(Speech Services Niagara)

  • Speech-language Pathology

Children from birth to living in the Niagara Region, where there is a concern about the development of speech and language.

Infant Hearing

  • Hearing Screening
  • Auditory Verbal Therapy
  • Social Work
 

Medical Clinics

  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Orthopedic Consultant
  • Physiatry

Children from birth to 18 years, living in Niagara Region, by therapist referral

Blind Low vision

  • Social Work

Children from birth to school entry age, living in the Niagara Region, with blindness or low vision.

Special Services at Home

  • Program assistant
  • Social work

Children birth to 18 years, living in Region of Niagara, with a physical disability1

Early Literacy Services

  • Emergent Literacy Specialists
  • Speech-language Pathologists

Children from birth to SK eligible age, living in Niagara Region

1.  Refer to Community Living for children with developmental disability

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