Infant Development Program

The Infant Development Program (IDP) provides support for families of children aged birth to three who have a developmental delay, are at risk for a developmental delay, or have been diagnosed with a disability.

The IDP consultant uses an inclusive, family centered approach when working with families to identify and support their children’s needs. The consultant visits families in their homes or in a community setting working with an integrated approach to services. Parent involvement and participation is a key factor in achieving successful outcomes for families.

What to expect

  • Refers children and families to other therapies or community activities as required.

  • Follows child’s development using ASQ-3 and ASQ: SE2 questionnaires, and more in-depth assessments such as the Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2).

  • Teaches families Infant Massage techniques (Certified Infant Massage Instructor) either 1-1 during home visits or in small community groups.

  • Teaches families Attachment Parenting Programs such as Circle of Security 1-1 during home visits or in small community groups.

  • Families learn skills/strategies to encourage the development of their child.

  • IDP Playgroup is offered weekly, check our website or contact the Program Coordinator for details.

How to take part

Anyone can refer to IDP including family, physicians, public health nurses, pediatricians and other community professionals. A referral form must be completed. Family participation is voluntary and the program is free of charge. Complete confidentiality is assured.

Please click here to complete our secure online referral form.

This program is funded by BC MCFD.

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Program Contact Information

Liz Hennessey, Program Coordinator

Phone

604-885-5881, ext. 244