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Development Centre

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Clinic physicians and professionals evaluate children aged 0 – 5 who may be suffering from a complex developmental problem (language and communication disorder, overall developmental delay, intellectual disability, pervasive developmental disorder/autism).

Services offered

The purpose of the Development Clinic is to evaluate and diagnose children aged 0-5, showing persistent and significant difficulties, which affect various aspects of their development, focusing on an interdisciplinary approach.

A brief monitoring period is provided by clinic professionals in order to determine some children’s rehabilitation needs.

If deficiencies remain and are significant, the child is referred to a regional resource centre (CLSC, rehabilitation centre). An evaluation report is sent to the patient’s attending physician and to the rehabilitation centre, with the parents' consent.
The specialised paediatrician may continue to see the child over a long-term period, in order to follow his/her evolution, analyse his/her needs and those of his/her family.


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Updated on 5/12/2015
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