Parents and caregivers of infants, children and youth can now call the pediatric rehabilitation line to discuss any concerns they have about their child's development. This would include movement, communication, taking care of self (e.g. toileting, sleeping), managing emotions, difficulty eating or swallowing, and hearing. The line can also be used to find rehabilitation services. The service is staffed by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and therapy assistants Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Call 1-833-379-0563 or 811.
In addition to this new resource, AHS offers free webinars for parents, caregivers, and those who work with children birth to 18 years to learn about child and youth development needs.
The ACH Family Advisory Council and the Child and Youth Advisory Council provided input into the development of these services.
Check out the Pediatric Rehabilitation Caregiver Connection Website for more information.