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
8 Session Workshops (sign-up required)
We offer 8-session parenting workshops virtually using Zoom. Our winter 2021 virtual groups are:
To register: Please call 905-521-2100 extension 77406 or email IPP@hhsc.ca
COPEing with Toddler Behaviour
In this 8-session workshop for parents of toddlers 12-36 months old, you will have an opportunity to watch video clips, learn about parenting approaches and strategies, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.
For Moms & Dads of children 12 – 36 months
1pm to 3pm Wednesday afternoons
Begins January 20, 2021
Right from the Start
In this 8-session workshop for parents of infants under 24 months, you will have an opportunity to watch video clips, learn about reading and responding to your baby’s cues in order to foster infant attachment security, and discuss these issues with the leaders and other parents.
For Moms & Dads of babies under 24 months
9:30am to 11:30am Thursday mornings
Begins January 21, 2021
Circle of Security Parenting
In this 8-session workshop for parents of children 1-6 years, you will have an opportunity to 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.
For Moms & Dads of children six-months to six-years old
6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday evenings
Begins January 19, 2021
Other Services (referral form required)
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.
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.
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.
You and your child will meet with the speech-language pathologist to identify your child’s communication needs and discuss recommendations.