We believe that the family is the most important influence in a child’s life. Parents and guardians are encouraged and supported in becoming actively involved in planning, decision making, and participating in their child’s intervention plan.
Our primary goals are: to promote healthy child development by identifying children at risk for developmental delays at an early age; and to provide timely, effective, family-centred interventions that will help all children achieve their fullest potential.
This guide was developed to help early intervention therapists offer small group therapy intervention in community settings. It is designed to be printed double-sided and in colour, but please consider the environment first. If you are viewing the document in PDF, the Table of Contents headings are hyperlinked to the appropriate sections. Please feel free to use the templates as a guide to create your own forms for your groups.
RMCDC COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
September 10, 2020
The health & safety of our clients and their families is extremely important to the staff and board of the RMCDC. To continue to support our clients under direction from the Provincial Health Officer, RMCDC has developed a COVID response. Aligned with the BC government’s restart plan, we have gradually & safely reintroduced some in-person services for our clients while the majority of services will continue virtually & by phone.
Rigorous safety measures are in place and will be monitored and evaluated as we continue to follow Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC guidelines.
Due to the level of risk associated with COVID-19 and close proximity situations, we have closed our smaller 2nd floor therapy rooms and will only be using the downstairs room which has an outside door for safe access.
1. Staff and Clients entering the building must read and sign a questionnaire and use hand sanitizer. Questionnaire used for contact tracing purposes
2. All staff wear masks during in-building visits
3. All staff required to sanitize hands prior to in-building & outside building client visits
4. Therapists will contact clients in advance of an in-person visit at the building or outside the building to talk about what can expected during the appointment
5. Clients have the option of a phone or virtual appointment if not comfortable with in-person
6. Clients are notified to remain in vehicle until appointment time
7. Therapists will open therapy door for client and escort into therapy room
8. Clients are notified that a mask is required for the adult who accompanies the child to the appointment.
9. Clients are notified that a limit of 1 adult may accompany child to an in-building appointment
10. We have removed waiting areas in the building
11. We have reduced number of clients for in-building appointments and inserted 30-minute cleaning breaks for the treatment room and equipment
12. Staff required to sanitize all touch areas when in the office (desk, keyboards, photocopier etc.)
13. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray available throughout the building.
14. All staff have been supplied with hand sanitizer, masks and face shields.
15. Staff are required to use Outlook calendar when coming to the building to limit # of staff in the area.
16. Signage posted around building and at main entrance reviewing hygiene and COVID information
17. All therapists have been made aware of safety protocols when doing in-building and out of building visits.
18. No person shall enter the building if feeling sick.
19. Clients requested to cancel appointments if the adult or child is ill
20. Therapists have the right to refuse service due to unsafe circumstances related to COVID-19
Serve families of children with confirmed or suspected developmental delays or disorders, until they enter school. Services include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology and family support services.
Serves children enrolled in a public school in School District #42. Students may receive consultation services for physiotherapy or occupational therapy.
Is a service offered to families to who have a child or children, up to the age of 19, affected or suspected of being affected with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS). The program also offer a educational program for parents/caregivers of children 5 – 12 years of age, who have a confirmed diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Allows families to purchase their own respite care. Families who meet the Ministry for Children and Family Development requirements are eligible to receive Respite Program services until their child reaches the age of seven.