By Roxane Bélanger, M.O.A., SLP-C, Reg. CALSPO Speech Language Pathologist, First Words Preschool Speech and Language Program of Ottawa and Renfrew County
Get your child ready for daycare or school by teaching them basic social skills grounded in language. Language and social thinking skills are crucial to a child’s success in building strong relationships with others, especially when you are going back to daycare or school after a pandemic year with limited social opportunities and virtual schooling.
In this series of video, the CISS team will show you the equipment that child care programs can borrow from us to support the children in their program. We have a hide inventory of equipment to support each individual needs. Come see what we have to offer in this new video series!
The Think Inclusive Podcast
The Think Inclusive Podcast (presented by MCIE) exists to build bridges between families, educators, and disability rights advocates to create a shared understanding of inclusive education and what inclusion looks like in the real world.
As resource consultants, one of the supports we can provide to programs is equipment for development of motor skills. We have a large selection of toys and activities to lend to programs to support the development of individual fine motor abilities. Sometimes lagging skills are identified by your team of educators or a specific skill may be targeted by a consulting Occupational Therapist. Below are examples of some common areas for development and supporting activities.