Programs & Services
The Cochrane Temiskaming Children’s Treatment Centre is a bilingual, not-for-profit organization, funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.
Developing effective communication skills for children and youth by:
A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional who is registered with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario. This professional provides a variety of services aimed at helping individuals develop effective communication skills.
The Speech-Language Pathologist provides a range of services including assessment, consultation, and treatment planning to assist children and youth in achieving their optimum rehabilitation potential in the areas of communication, feeding and swallowing.
The Speech-Language Pathologist is part of a multidisciplinary team consisting of Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, a Social Worker, a Recreational Therapist and Therapy Assistants.
Did you know about 1 in 10 children need extra help developing speech and language skills?
The Preschool Speech and Language Program provides services to children form birth to the time they start school. The program supports children in these early years to develop skills that will help them communicate by:
Services are geared towards a child’s individual needs and goals.
Intervention facilitates the achievement of the child’s maximal functional independence by incorporating the following:
An Occupational Therapist is a professional who is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. This licensed practitioner facilitates the development of skills and independence and achievement of a productive and satisfying lifestyle such as the ability to play at home, in the community and participate in school.
FINE MOTOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING (ADL)
SENSORY INFORMATION AND STRATEGIES
At the CT CTC these services include:
Recreation Therapy is a process that utilizes functional intervention (treatment), education and recreation participation to enable children/youth with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social limitations to acquire and/or maintain the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will allow them to enjoy their leisure optimally, function independently with the least amount of assistance and participate as fully as possible in society. This can be achieved through a variety of programs and services that assist the child/youth to eliminate barriers to leisure, develop life-long leisure skills and attitudes and optimize their leisure involvement.
Intervention facilitates the achievement of the child/youth’s maximal functional independence by incorporating the following:
A physiotherapist (or physical therapist) is professional who is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. This licensed practitioner facilitates the development of physical skills and motor development to help achieve a maximum level of functional independence, mobility and attainment of higher level gross motor skill. They also support the achievement of a productive and satisfying lifestyle such as the ability to play at home, in the community and participate in school.
The Social Work program provides a wide range of supports to children, youth and their families/caregivers receiving services from the CT CTC.
These services include:
A Social Worker is a professional who is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. This professional provides clinical services on an individual, family, and group basis through a variety of services aimed at helping the individual to cope and adjust to a new diagnosis and/or acquired trauma.
If your child or youth has multiple or complex special needs, you can contact a dedicated service planning coordinator who can help:
By meeting with a dedicated service planning coordinator, you can expect:
CT CTC strives to support children, youth and families/caregivers living with a diagnosis, or a suspected diagnosis, of FASD; by providing the following:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is estimated to impact about 4% of the population* and can have minor to major impairments on a child/youth’s brain function and development. WHO IS CANFASD?
Health professionals, teachers, community service providers, families and clients can contact Intake Services, where all referrals to CT CTC are co-ordinated. Consent must be obtained from the legal guardian or child/youth if a referral is made on behalf of the family
The OAP Urgent Response Service, Is Not A Crisis Service, it is a time-limited rapid service response of up to 12 weeks for children and youth with Autism who are registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). The service is intended to address a specific behaviour need to prevent further escalation of risk of harm to self, others and/or property.
To be eligible for OAP Urgent Response Services, you/your child must be:
High-risk factors include:
For more details and information on eligibility, visit the Ontario Autism Program website:
If you feel that you need immediate emergency services please call 911 or visit your closest emergency room. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call a crisis helpline.
OAP urgent response services do not:
The Infant Preschool Clinic is a group of community agencies all involved in early identification and intervention. Together, the CT CTC, the Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre (CTRC), the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) and North Eastern Ontario family/caregiver and children’s Services (NEOFACS) hold regular clinics to screen children from birth up to their 5th birthday.
At this clinic, the child is seen by professionals who are experienced in working with children. The Infant Preschool Clinic team is comprised of a physiotherapist, a speech-language pathologist, a developmental consultant, an occupational therapist, and a mental health worker. The child sees one or all of these professionals depending on the concerns reported at the time of the referral.
The Orthotics Clinic is offered monthly to children/youth receiving physiotherapy services through the CT CTC and who require the application of orthoses. An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. The clinic is provided by Nipissing Orthopaedic Laboratory Inc., by Certified Orthotist Marc Tessier.
The Complex Care Clinic is offered four times a year in partnership with the children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the Timmins and District Hospital and the North East Local Health Integration Network (NELHIN). Its aims to:
Improve patient and family/caregiver experience and health outcomes of children with medical fragility and technology dependency.
Build capacity and expertise within the community through the provision of specialized complex care services for children and their families/caregivers. Optimize system resources by coordinating and standardizing care delivery and services across the continuum of health.
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You have a big impact on your child’s development. We value family centered care and equity of service; we also believe that by working together and consistent attendance for all appointments is vital to the success of any service we provide to you and your child. Here is what to expect:
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At CT CTC , we care about your experience with us and value your opinion about how we could make it better.
Safety and wellness is a team effort! You are an important member of the team! Think Safe…Communicate – Ask if you don’t understand. Make sure CT CTC staff involved in your child’s services have important health information. If you don’t understand some part of your child’s condition or treatment, ask your therapist to explain why things are being done the way they are. If you still have concerns, don’t hesitate to ask again.
Staff and other families/caregivers or children at the CT CTC may be sensitive to perfumes and strong scents. Please refrain from wearing these when you attend your child’s appointments.
Directly inform each staff member that you are involved with about any allergies that your child may have. If your child requires an EpiPen, please ensure that you have one with you when attending appointments. Please avoid bringing any food items containing nuts or latex to the CT CTC.
Ensure CT CTC staff are aware of the name and any possible side effects of any medication your child is taking. If medication is to be given to teachers or daycare staff, please ensure medication is in its original, child -proof, labeled containers. Please follow any medication policy the CT CTC may have.
If you or your child is sick, please contact us to cancel your child’s appointment. Please let us know if your child has contracted a communicable illness (e.g., chicken pox, influenza, strep throat). Getting the flu shot is a good way of reducing the risk of illness due to the influenza virus. Ask your doctor.
Your child does not receive any benefit from their therapeutic program when they do not feel well. There is also the risk of spreading germs/infections to staff members and other children. Some children that come to the CT CTC are medically fragile and when exposed to common ailments may become very ill and require hospitalization. Please use caution when deciding when to bring your child in for appointments and when to keep them at home. The same applies for siblings and yourself.
Correct posture allows our body to act as efficiently as possible.
A good base of support allows you to be more stable. Place feet shoulder width apart with feet in the direction of the lift.
Try to match your centre of gravity with the centre of gravity of what you are carrying.
In accordance with the Personal Health Information Privacy Act (PHIPA), the CT CTC collects personal health information about your child and your family. The personal health information we collect may include, for example, name, date of birth, address, health history, records of visits to CT CTC and the care received during such visits.
Occasionally, we also collect personal health information about children and families/caregivers from other sources if we have obtained consent to do so, or if the law permits.
Your personal health information will be contained within an electronic record. Please note that we limit collection of information to what is required to provide care to you and your child.
Parents/caregivers may access and make corrections to their child’s personal health records or withdraw consent for some of the above uses and disclosures by contacting us. Please note that there are legal exceptions
We take steps to protect your personal health information from theft, loss and unauthorized access, copying, modification, use, disclosure, and disposal.
We conduct audits and complete investigations to monitor and manage our privacy compliance.
We take steps to ensure that everyone who performs services for us protect your privacy and only use your personal health information for the purposes you have consented to.
Within Our Catchment Areas, The Agencies, including members of the public and professionals who work closely with children is required by law to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect. Anyone with reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must report it to a Children’s Aid Society.
As a parent/caregiver/guardian, it is also your responsibility to report any concerns regarding caregivers who may be involved with your child. Child abuse happens when a child’s parent or other person in charge harms or neglects a child.
Physical abuse may consist of beating, slapping, hitting, pushing, throwing, shaking, burning.
Sexual abuse happens when a parent or other person in charge sexually molests or uses a child for a sexual purpose or knowingly fails to protect a child from sexual abuse.
Emotional abuse may consist of yelling at, screaming at, threatening, frightening, humiliating, or bullying a child , name-calling or saying harmful comments, showing little to no physical attention or affection.
Not providing proper food and clothing, supervision, medical care.
Discharging and/or transitioning a client is an essential component of effective and collaborative clinical practice management. It aims to fully involve clients, families/caregivers in the process to ensure that they receive adequate information. In all cases, you will be kept informed of any plans to discharge or transition your child’s services. In many cases, children may be re-referred for services as their needs or circumstances change. If your child has been discharged from a particular service due to attendance or cancellation policies, they will be placed on the regular waitlist for that service if a re-referral is made.
Families/caregivers often use the Internet as a key tool to keep them informed about their child’s condition, treatments and services that might be available for their child and family/caregiver and/or their legal rights. Parents often seek advice and support from online networking groups and forums and these can help shape your plans for ensuring your child and family/caregiver get the support they need. You should always remember that while the Internet is a great source of information, there is a lot of information that is out of date, unreliable or incorrect.
Only a medical professional can give you medical advice after consulting with you and getting details about your child’s condition.
Some good places to start
Your child’s first appointment at the CT CTC may be approaching. You may find yourself starting to get slightly nervous about what will happen during the assessment, and what you should ask or talk about with the therapists.
At the end of the assessment, the therapist(s) will summarize their findings, provide you with recommendations and discuss next steps.
We will discuss with you the approach most suitable for your child and develop a therapy plan.
CT CTC is committed to excellence in serving all clients including individuals with disabilities.
We will ensure that our staff are trained and familiar with various assistive devices that may be used by clients with disabilities while accessing our goods or services.
We will communicate with individuals with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.
We welcome individuals with disabilities and their service animals. Service animals are allowed on the parts of our premises that are open to the public.
A person with a disability who is accompanied by a support person will be allowed to have that person accompany them on our premises. Fees will not be charged for support persons.
Clients who wish to provide feedback on the way CT CTC provides goods and services to individuals with disabilities can do so verbally, in writing or by email. All feedback will be directed to Jason Hachez Finance And Proprety, Manager responsible for Accessible Customer Service – firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 264-4700 ext.246 OR TF: (800) 575-3210
Clients can expect to hear back in 3 working days from receipt of message. Complaints will be addressed according to our organization’s regular complaint management procedures.
In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for clients with disabilities, CT CTC will notify clients promptly. This clearly posted notice will include information about the reason for the disruption, its anticipated length of time, and a description of alternative facilities or services, if available. The notice will be placed on our social media and at main entrances to Ross Avenue site as well as any satellite locations.
CT CTC will provide training to all staff, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf.
Any policy of CT CTC that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of individuals with disabilities will be modified or removed.