Child and Family Development and Support Services (CA-CFD) 9: Early Intervention Services
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PurposeChild and Family Development and Support Services promote positive parenting; support children's health and safety; strengthen parent-child relationships; improve family functioning and self-sufficiency; and enhance parental health, well-being, and life course development.
- Minor inconsistencies and not yet fully developed practices are noted; however, these do not significantly impact service quality; or
- Procedures need strengthening; or
- With few exceptions, procedures are understood by staff and are being used; or
- For the most part, established timeframes are met; or
- Proper documentation is the norm and any issues with individual staff members are being addressed through performance evaluations and training; or
- Active client participation occurs to a considerable extent.
- Procedures and/or case record documentation need significant strengthening; or
- Procedures are not well-understood or used appropriately; or
- Timeframes are often missed; or
- Several client records are missing important information; or
- Client participation is inconsistent.
- No written procedures, or procedures are clearly inadequate or not being used; or
- Documentation is routinely incomplete and/or missing.
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Children receive, either directly or by referral to other qualified professionals, all specialized services needed to promote their physical, cognitive, emotional, social, communicative, and adaptive development.
- medical services;
- nursing services;
- visual services;
- audiological services;
- speech and language services;
- orientation and mobility services;
- psychological services;
- nutrition services;
- family therapy;
- occupational and physical therapy;
- assistive technology; and
- special education.
- take into account their ages, developmental levels, strengths, challenges, functional status, and social competence; and
- facilitate their ability to complete essential, age-appropriate daily tasks.
- developmental delays and disabilities;
- the best strategies for lessening the effects of developmental delays and disabilities;
- meeting their children’s needs; and
- their children’s progress.
- include family members’ ideas;
- use the family’s informal resources, such as toys, household materials, and family members;
- take advantage of learning opportunities that occur naturally during activities in which the family participates; and
- can be incorporated into everyday routines and activities.
- individual counselling or parent-to-parent support groups; and
- financial assistance for specialized services that meet their children’s needs.