RESOURCE CONSULTANT PROGRAM



This program is designed to work in partnership with families of children aged 0-12 years who have special needs or may be experiencing challenges in one or more of the following areas of development; physical, social-emotional, communication, intellectual, and behavioural.

Resource Consultants assist families with:

 

  • Providing developmental screening to assess the child’s current level and their next steps.

  • Making referrals and seeking assessments for their child if needed.

  • Assisting families to seek available funding (i.e.: ACSD and SSAH).

  • Acting as a liaison with the childcare setting to consult, provide resources and ensure inclusion.

  • Providing consultation to develop goals and strategies.

  • Help to implement recommendations from therapists (Speech, Occupational or Physical Therapy).

Resource Consultants assist childcare providers by:

  • Providing onsite consultation and regular visits to the

     childcare program.

  • Providing adaptive equipment if necessary.

  • Lending teaching aids, games, toys, activities and

     resources from LARC’s lending library to enhance the

     program and work on specific skills.

  • Developing individual programming and goal planning to meet the child’s specific needs within the group setting.

  • Providing training opportunities for childcare staff.

  • Offering ongoing support and review of the goals to ensure they continue to meet the needs of the child as they progress and grow.

  • Providing funding for Enhanced Support Staff to foster and promote inclusion.

 

Teacher and Pupil

To be eligible, families must have their child enrolled in a licensed childcare setting.  A licensed childcare setting includes Daycare Programs, School Age Programs and Licensed Home Child Care. Referrals are accepted from parents and also from other professionals with parent consent

Resource Consultant Team Leader: Sandy Henderson-Todd 

 613-354-6318 ext 129     sandrah@larc4kids.com