The Big Country Outreach Program is operated by the David Thompson Health Region and is a division of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Assessment and Consultation Services. This traveling therapy team provides assessment, treatment and consultation services to children having complex medical health needs (ie., experiencing difficulties in at least two of the following areas: physical, fine or gross motor, self-help, social/emotional, academic, speech-languag3e, and/or developmental delays). The therapy team consists of a Speech-Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Child Psychologist, and Educational Consultant. Services are provided in the family home, school or ECS setting, daycare, Big Country Outreach Program offices or local Health Care Centres. Admission to the program is by physician referral.
Contact: Kate Heptonstall, Coordinator
Provides the following services: adoption, child & youth support, child care; licensing-monitoring-subsidy, child intervention, community engagement, early intervention programming, family violence – prevention/protection, First Nations/Metis relations, foster care, family support for children with disabilities, protection for children involved in prostitution.
To call toll free dial 310-0000 (Rite Line) then the number.
Children’s Rehabilitation Services is a program within Alberta Health Services Central Zone. Children’s Rehabilitation Services provides evaluation of and strategies for questions or concerns you might have regarding your child’s development. These concerns could include how your child speaks, hears, moves, their abilities with cutting, colouring or learning to print. Other areas could include feeding, picky eating, sensitivity to noises, clothing or how things feel, or development of toleting and dressoing skills. The team consists of an Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologists, a Physical Therapists, Therapist Assistants, and a Social Worker
Early child development programs for parents and caregivers with children ages 0-6 usually for 6 weeks at a time with two week break in Trochu Playschool space above arena phone 403-443-3253 for more info.
Families can also take part in parent/caregiver sessions as well as borrow book and video resources through the Three Hills Library and their local coordinator. Developmental Screening is available to give a snapshot of how their child is doing and parents and caregivers can receive advice and referrals to appropriate services. Come meet and learn with other families. Our job is to help parents and caregivers be the best they can be. Trochu and Area Parents, Kneehill Parents and Tots also have updated info.
Contact: Kelly Leronowich – Kneehill Coordinator.
Alternative Phone Number: 403-443-8539