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Infant-Parent Program

The Infant-Parent Program provides a variety of services to children 0-30 months old and their families. Our team includes infant-parent specialists, a psychometrist, a psychologist, and a speech-language pathologist. Services include:

  • Parenting workshops
  • In-home sessions with Infant-Parent Program clinicians
  • Developmental assessments
  • Consultation with a speech-language pathologist
  • Newsletters and information about other services and resources

Ask us about our summer workshop!

8 Session Workshops (sign-up required)

We offer 8-session parenting workshops virtually using Zoom. Our winter 2021 virtual groups are:

COPEing with Toddler Behaviour

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of toddlers 12-36 months old, parents watch video clips, learn strategies to prevent and respond to challenging behaviour, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

Coming Fall 2021

Right from the Start

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of babies under 24 months, participants watch video clips, learn how to read and respond to infant cues in order to foster infant attachment security, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

Coming Fall 2021

Circle of Security Parenting Group

In this 8-session workshop for moms and dads of children 6 months to 6 years, participants watch video clips, learn strategies to enhance the parent-child attachment relationship and improve child behaviour, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.

Coming Fall 2021

To register: For more information or to register, please call 905-521-2100 extension 77406 or email IPP@hhsc.ca

Other Services (referral form required)

To participate: Please fill out the Family Referral Form and fax (or deliver) it to Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre. You are able to fill out this form as a parent/caregiver. If a professional such as a teacher or healthcare provider would like to refer your child, please use this referral form.

Attachment Guidance

You will meet with a clinician in your home. Using videotaping, you will learn ways to develop a close relationship with your baby. This helps them develop well. This intervention is for parents who have trauma in their history.

Watch, Wait and Wonder

You will meet with a clinician in your home. You will work together to understand how interacting with your child builds a good relationship. This helps them develop well.

Home Visits

You will meet with a clinician in your home. You will work together to identify goals related to your child’s development or your family, and strategies to meet those goals. Toys, books, videos and equipment will be available on loan from your clinician.

Developmental Assessment

You and your child will meet the psychometrist in the clinic for testing. The developmental assessment compares your child’s development with that of other children of the same age, helping to identify your child’s strengths and abilities, as well as skills that may need special attention. At another meeting, the psychometrist will share the results of the assessment with you.

Speech/Language Consultation

You and your child will meet with the speech-language pathologist to identify your child’s communication needs and discuss recommendations.