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Halton Region supports physician practices with a number of tools and services targeted to supporting families with toddlers and preschoolers.

How Halton Region Can Support Physicians Working With Families

Halton Region can:

  • provide reliable information and support to both you and the families in your care
  • assess the needs of individual families and their children
  • provide one-stop access to many quality services provided by the Region and other community agencies
  • coordinate intakes to many specialized services or link families to the best service for their specific concern
  • work with families to coordinate services where appropriate
  • provide copies of the developmental checklist Looksee (formerly NDDS) for your office

Supporting Child Development

The earlier developmental concerns are addressed, the better the outcomes for children and families. As a family’s trusted health care provider, your support in accessing early intervention is essential. Halton Region provides resources and services that can assist you in this critical role.

The following tools and strategies can also help to keep the development of children on track.

18-month well-baby visit

The earlier developmental concerns are addressed, the better the outcomes for children and families. As a family's trusted health care provider, your support in accessing early intervention is essential. Halton Region provides resources and services that can assist you in this critical role.

Community programs for all

Community Programs

Community programs to support healthy growth and development, and parenting.

No Developmental Concern

If no developmental concerns are discovered through the LookSee or RBR-ON the individual is still welcomed and encouraged to utilize these resources.

Extra support needed

Referals

Use the Coordinated Referral Form (PDF file) for Healthcare Providers to make referrals to any of the programs below. Some programs do not require a referral. For information to direct families, see the reverse side of the referral form.

Developmental Concern

If there are one or more "nos" on the LookSee or other developmental concern on the RBR-ON - RBR-ON determines areas of concern.

The LookSee Checklist (formerly NDDS) is a simple, easy-to-use developmental tool designed to help monitor a child’s development from 1 month to 6 years of age, featuring a short list of “yes” or “no” questions about the child’s abilities. Use the Looksee Checklist to open the door to conversations about a child’s development using a format that is safe and familiar to many parents.

ASK is a screening clinic for parents that have questions or concerns about their child's development. Physician referrals are not needed for families to access ASK. However, as a physician, you can let your clients know about this service.

For information on nutrition and healthy eating, you and your patients can speak with a Registered Dietitian free of charge by calling Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, or visit the Dietitians of Canada’s webpage (external link).

HaltonParents - Parenting Support for Families

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