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Preschool Age Children Information for Physicians


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.

The Looksee Checklist 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 Dietitians of Canada’s webpage (external link).

  • Dietitian consultation

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