Our intervention services
The Agir Tôt program has developed three different intervention paths called "early intervention continuums of services".
Why different continuums of services?
This continuum of services allows us to better adapt our interventions:
- To your needs that may change in your journey with your child (from birth to the transition to school);
- To the more specific needs of the children, according to their age;
This way, you can have access to a practitioner with the expertise to help you, or to a team of professionals when necessary.
How do I know which continuum I will be oriented to with my child?
The ABCdaire 18 months+ tool, the overall screening, or the analysis of your situation by a coordinator will allow us to direct you towards one of these different paths. Of course, as you are your child's expert, this choice will be made in collaboration with you.
What are the 3 continuums of services? What are the children who access each continuum like?
Here are our service continuums. We have illustrated each continuum with an example of a child who might fit into it. Please note that these are not real examples, they are inspired by our experience.
Continuum of services related to language, communication and speech
Luka is 2. He says the words "daddy" and "mommy", but he is still not able to make two-word sentences. His parents are not worried about the rest of his development and everything is going well at daycare. At home, Luka is exposed to two different languages. His parents wonder if learning two languages at the same time could cause their son to experience language difficulties.
Continuum of services related to global development
Example 1: Lea shows some signs of delays in several areas of development. At 2 years old, she does not walk yet, she makes a few sounds without any clear words, she does not explore games designed for this age, and she has little interaction with the other children at daycare. Her parents would like to know how to stimulate Lea to walk and communicate.
Example 2: Jordan is 4. He is very clumsy and he is always slower than the others to get dressed and to eat. He often falls down and he is not able to handle scissors or a pencil. He struggles to keep up with his friends while playing sports or playing at the park. His parents would like to help him prepare for his transition to kindergarten.
Continuum of services related to social-emotional development
Leo is 3. He moves around a lot, he often throws tantrums and he disobeys when his parents give him instructions. Sometimes, he can be aggressive with the other children at daycare: he hits, kicks, bites them. His parents, his doctor, and his daycare educator have no other concerns about the rest of his development. His parents would like to find some ways to reduce the tantrums and the disobedience at home.
Family pathways in our continuums
As in the making of a movie, you will have the primary role with your child to observe and support their development. Other
actors, such as Agir Tôt practitioners, will be able to guide you in this important role to achieve the goals that are important to you.
In some situations, a navigator, a key practitioner, may be designated to accompany you on your path through the Agir Tôt program. This person becomes the main practitioner to whom you can refer.
Clinical coordinators and managers are also present in each continuum and ensure that your experience as a user is positive.
Did you know that?
Children are coming to our services at a younger and younger age, which allows us to intervene earlier. This is great news!
A diagnosis is not necessary to access the different services in our continuum. Services will be offered according to your needs, your priorities and your child's profile
The developmental profile of children changes rapidly between the ages of 0 and 5. Therefore, the proposed interventions will be adjusted according to:
- The child's and the family's needs;
- Your family's characteristics and availability;
- Your child's age;
- The severity of the impairment and its impact on the child's functioning;
- Intervention services already received;
- Your child's response to interventions.
You will be teamed up with a caseworker to observe how your child is doing during intervention services. Your daily observations are very important as they allow us to adjust the intervention if the situation does not evolve as expected.
Learn more about our three continuums of services
You are curious and you wish to have more details on one of our continuums? Click on the one that corresponds to your needs or to which a caseworker of the Agir Tôt team has referred you.
- Continuum of services related to language, communication and speech (upcoming)
- Continuum of services related to global development (upcoming)
- Continuum of services related to social-emotional development (upcoming)