What are developmental services?
Planned, individualized and person (family)-centered services and supports provided to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our goal is to enable these children, youth and their families to increase their participation in all aspects of community life, optimize their ability to achieve developmental milestones and experience their fullest potential.
Infant & Child
A home-based service for children age birth to school entry.
Focuses on the child and family to optimize the child's development potential.
Boosts positive parent-child contact with family support.
For children/youth with a confirmed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis.
Eligible OAP (Ontario Autism Program) provider
Eligible Evidence-Based Services provider
Provider for FREE Foundational Family Services
Supports inclusion of children age birth to 12 years in licensed early learning environments.
Includes: childcare, before and after school, and private home.
Resource consultants work with parents and early learning staff to optimize the child's development potential.
Dr. Ben Klein is our Medical Director at Lansdowne Children's Centre.
Lansdowne clients receiving other services are eligible to have an assessment completed by the Developmental Paediatrician.
Download and print this free poster for your home, office or waiting room, illustrating important milestones in your child's early years development
We can help you with your questions and to find services. Call 519.753.3153 ext 507.
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EarlyON Brant - Streaming Video
FREE - Hosted on YouTube. EarlyON - the Ontario Early Years Centre Brant - partners with Lansdowne Resource Consultants to present video shorts for helping new and experienced parents with understanding, communicating and coaching young children.
Explore the available playlists for helpful tips, education and ideas, including topics like The Importance of Play, Physical Literacy in Infants, Teaching Children About Feelings, Why Do Children Bite?, Toilet Training, and Preparing for School.
Positive Discipline (parenting course):
Are you struggling with how best to discipline your child?
Would you like to know more about:
healthy development in children
effective ways to discipline your child
finding solutions to conflicts between you and your child
The Positive Discipline workshop addresses common issues from birth to adolescence, and the information it contains can be beneficial to any family. Lansdowne Children’s Centre offers this 8-week course throughout the year. For more information and to register, please contact Erin Thomson by at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 519-753-3153 ext. 211.
What is the Infant & Child Development Program?
The Infant & Child Development Program provides family-centered services in the early years of a child’s development, primarily in the home. Developmental Consultants partner with families to enhance the growth and development of children and provide support, information and early intervention services.
Who is eligible for the Infant & Child Development Program?
Children from birth to school entry who have a developmental disability and/ or risk of developmental delay are eligible for a referral. Referrals can be made directly to Lansdowne by parents, physicians or community workers.
Families residing in Haldimand-Norfolk can contact HN REACH for Infant and Child Development services.
Please call 1-800-265-8087, or local at 519-587-2441.
What can I expect?
Developmental Consultants provide informal and formal assessments, information about child development, assistance to connect with other community services, and support to enhance parenting skills. Service is provided primarily in the home; frequency is based on the child and family’s needs and schedule.
For further information about the Infant and Child Development program at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact our Intake Team at 519-753-3153 ext. 507 or complete the online referral form.
What is the Early Integration Program?
The Early Integration Program provides support to children with developmental concerns and/or delays in licensed Child Care Centers, licensed Private Home Child Cares and before/after school programs.
What is the role of a Resource Consultant?
A Resource Consultant provides developmental screens and assessments, and works collaboratively with the child, family, Early Learning Environment and other professionals to help children develop to their full potential. The Early Integration program promotes the inclusion of all children in the Early Learning Environment.
Who is Eligible for the Early Integration Program?
Children birth - 12 years of age with a developmental concern and or delay are eligible for the program. Referrals can be made directly to Lansdowne Children’s Centre by parents, or community workers.
What can I expect?
The Resource Consultant will partner with your family to provide family-centered services that support the child, family and Early Learning Environment. The Resource Consultant provides assessment, information and early intervention services in the Early Learning Environment and in the home. The Resource Consultant assists by taking a case management role, helping your family navigate through services as well as transitioning your child to school to ensure everyone is working together to meet the needs of the child.
For further information about the Early Integration program at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact our Intake Team at 519-753-3153 ext. 507 or complete the online referral form.
What is a Developmental Paediatrician?
Developmental paediatricians are doctors who specialize in child development. Learn what they do and how they can help your child.
Dr. Ben Klein is a Developmental Paediatrician whose practice operates in the Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford.
Dr. Klein is also the Medical Director at Lansdowne.
Who is eligible for Developmental Paediatric Services?
Lansdowne Children's Centre clients receiving other services are eligible to have an assessment completed by the Developmental Paediatrician. Referrals can be requested by Lansdowne service providers working with the client and their family.
What can I expect?
Once a referral to the Developmental Paediatrician has been completed you will be contacted by Lansdowne Children's Centre to arrange a date/time for an assessment. You and your child will meet at Lansdowne with the Developmental Paediatrician where general information sharing and informal and standardized evaluation will occur to determine your child’s abilities and needs.
The doctor will talk with you about your concerns and ask a lot of questions about your child and their development. This may include questions about the pregnancy and birth, early development such as babbling, first words, gestures, social skills (joint attention, smiling), play skills and interests, behaviours, motor skills and overall medical health.
You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your child’s development. If your child is daycare - or school-aged, then information may also be collected from caregivers and teachers. Additional reports from other therapists your child may be seeing (resource educator, early childhood consultant, speech and language pathologist, psychologist, occupational therapist) will also be collected and interpreted.
Depending on your child’s challenges, the developmental paediatrician will interact with and observe your child playing and/or ask them to participate in some play-based evaluations. The developmental paediatrician will use these evaluations in combination with the history to assess your child and determine their developmental needs.
Developmental paediatricians work closely with other health professionals, as well as teachers, parents, day care workers and other care providers to help develop strategies to deal with the different concerns a child might be having. In certain cases, a diagnosis is needed to access additional services like behavioural therapy, funding support etc.
Once your review is completed the Developmental Paediatrician will review the findings and determine the best plan of intervention for your child.