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.
Using a family-centred approach, the IDP consultant assists families in the identification of their child’s needs and provides an integrated approach that is parent-led. The consultant visits families in their homes or in the playroom at Community Services. The family’s involvement and participation is a key factor in successful outcomes.
What To Expect
- May refer children and families to other therapies or community activities as required.
- Follow children’s development using screening tools such as ASQ-3 or ASQ: SE2, and more in-depth assessments such as the Developmental Assessment of Young Children.
- 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.
- To increase family’s knowledge of their child’s growth and development and learn skills that will help them encourage the development of their child.
- Weekly Playgroup is offered on Thursday’s from 10:30–12:00 on a drop in basis at Community Services.
How to Take Part
Anyone can refer to IDP including the family, physicians, public health nurses and other community professionals. Family participation is voluntary and the program is free of charge. Complete confidentiality is assured.