Early Childhood Rehabilitation (ECR) provides tertiary rehabilitation for children birth to 5 years 11 months with complex medical and/or service needs.
Complex medical and/or service needs including:
- complex neuro-developmental concerns impacting daily life or;
- an acute change in function and/or medical instability or;
- significant regression of skills or;
- significant risk for deterioration of functioning
Goal-focused rehabilitation may include:
- screening, informal / formal assessment,
- parent / caregiver education sessions,
- direct teaching / coaching,
- individual and / or group sessions,
- equipment support,
- support with accessing community-based resources
Intervention is provided through a hybrid model including virtual health, phone and in-person appointments based on clinical/family needs. ECR does not provide home-based intervention. Based on clinical need, a child may access support from an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech language pathologist, child development specialist, registered dietitian, social worker and / or therapy assistant. ECR requires parents / caregiver readiness to actively participate in intervention sessions. With support, parents / caregivers will identify a functional goal and will be coached on how to carry-out rehabilitation recommendations in the home and community.