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Inventory of Screening & Assessments

For Children & Youth with Special Needs

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For the definition of tiers, please see Tiers Explained

Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Auditory Outreach Local School District #59 and Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, also provides assistive listening devices. 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier One Screening – Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Community and Public Health Northern Health

Dawson Creek
250-719-6500
Chetwynd
250-788-7800
Tumbler Ridge
250-242-4262
 
  • Prenatal Registry Questionnaire 
  • Newborn Screening Tests (24 – 48 hours after birth)
  • Nursing Priority Screening Tool (Parkyn tool)
  • Early Postpartum Depression Screening Tool (EPDS)
  • Ages an Stages Questionnaire (ASQ 3) – 3, 6, 18, 60 months
  • Dental – 12, 18 and 24 months, 60 months
  • Vision – 24- 36, 60 months
  • Hearing – 60 months
Birth + Family/Self/Open referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier One Screening – Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
BC Early Hearing Northern Health
250-719-6500

Dawson Creek: Community based screening out of the Northern Health Unit; every week Monday and Tuesday.
Chetwynd: Community based screening out of the Northern Health Unit, once a month on a Tuesday; screener is from Dawson Creek.
Tumbler Ridge: Community based screening out of the health unit; although screening does occur at the hospital in Dawson Creek; screener comes from Dawson Creek every two months on a Tuesday.
Infant Hearing Screening less than 6 months old Hearing Screener from Dawson Creek will contact family. Contact information is provided by the birthing hospital through the B.C. Early Hearing Program's database. Or for home based births and babies born of the Province of B.C., Public Health then provides the information to the BC Early Hearing Program.

Tier One Screening – Early Childhood (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Success by Six
Community Health Fairs Dawson Creek: Hosted by South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC) support from Success by Six 
Tumbler Ridge: Hosted by Success by Six and Tumbler Ridge Child Care Society: 250-242-4503
Chetwynd Success by Six: 250-782-7045
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
Health Milestones (dental, vision, hearing)
 
Birth to School Age Open to the children and families in the Dawson Creek Area, twice a year. Annually in Tumbler Ridge.

Tier One Screening – Social Work (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Child Welfare and Protection Services Ministry of Children and Family Development

Dawson Creek: 250-784-2342
Chetwynd: 250-788-2298
  • Immediate Safety Assessment
  • Comprehensive Risk Assessment
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Family and Child Strengths and Needs Assessment
  • Reunification Assessment
  • Comprehensive Plan of Care
for Families with children and youth 0-19 years old Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Provider
Child Welfare and Protection Services' Resource Links
http://www.safekidsbc.ca/community.htm
http://www.safekidsbc.ca/teens.htm
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/pdf/handbook_action_child_abuse.pdf
http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/child_protection/publications.htm

Tier Two Screening – (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Social Development and Housing
Community Living of BC Community Living of British Columbia (CLBC) 1.  Developmental Disability- an assessment completed by an approved professional (certified school psychologist) that clearly states they meet 
the “Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Retardation” cited in the DSM-IV-TR.
2.  Personal Supports Initiative-
                                      1. an assessment indicating they do not meet the “Diagnostic Criteria for Mental Retardation” cited in the DSM-IV-TR; AND
                                      2. an Adaptive Functioning report completed by an approved professional that says the person has significant limitations in                                               adaptive functioning. CLBC will accept one of three assessment tools for the Adaptive Functioning report. The assessment 
                                          report must state which assessment tool was used; AND
                                      3. Either
                                        a. Assessments confirming the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) completed by an approved                                                                 professional, 
                                            or
                                        b. Assessments confirming the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) completed by an approved professional.
Age: 19 year old and +
1.  Developmental Disability
     An adult has:
                 ·Significantly impaired intellectual functioning
                 ·Significantly impaired adaptive functioning 
                 ·These limitations must have started before age 18.
2. Personalized Supports Initiative
    An adult who does not have a developmental disability but has:
        ·Significant limitation in adaptive functioning, 
          AND EITHER:
        ·a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
          OR
       ·a diagnosis of a Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Open referral by self/family/or Community Service Providers
To be noted: A qualifying practitioner means either a Psychologist or a Psychological 
Associate registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or a Certified 
School Psychologist certified by the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists. 
CLBC determines eligibility for services based on documents completed by qualifying 
practitioners.

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Infant Development Program (IDP) South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250 -782-1161
General Development 

Gesell Assessment
Screening Tools:
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Ages and Stages Quesionnaire - Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)
  • Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
  • other appropriate tools
0 -3 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) Aboriginal Family Services
250-782-1169
General Development

Gesell Assessment
Screening Tools: 
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire - Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)
  • other appropriate tools 
0 -3 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Supported Child Development Program (SCDP) South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250 -782-1161
General Development 
Screening Tools:
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Ages and Stages Quesionnaire - Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)
  • Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
  • Miller
  • other appropriate tools
0-12 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Family Support Services  South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250 -782-1161
General Development

Gesell Assessment
Batelle Assessment
 
0 - 6 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Occupational Therapy (OT) South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250 -782-1161
General Development– Miller 
Assessment, Brigance, Bayley 
Scales, 
Sensory– Sensory Behaviour 
Inventory, Sensory Profile, 
Sensory Questionnaire
Perceptual– Test of Visual 
Perceptual Skills, Test of 
Visual Motor Integration, 
Developmental Visual 
Perceptual Test
Oral Motor/Feeding Motor 
– Movement ABC, Peabody 
Fine Motor, MFUN, Miller 
Assessment for Preschoolers, 
Bayley Scales
0-5 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Physiotherapy (PT) South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250 -782-1161
General Development– Miller 
Assessment
Motor- Movement ABC, 
Peabody Gross Motor, Gross 
Motor Function Measure
Orthotic
Neurological Screen
0 -5 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) South Peace Child Development Centre (SPCDC)
250-782-1161
Speech– Goldman Fristoe 
2, Diagnostic Evaluation of 
Articulation & Phonology.
Language– Preschool 
Language Scales 4, Clinical 
Evaluation of Lang. 
Fundamentals., Peabody 
Picture Vocabulary Tests, 
Expressive/Receptive one 
word Picture Vocabulary Test., 
Rossetti 7 & Macarthur Bates 
Checklists.
Social Communication
Voice
Fluency
Oral Motor/Swallowing
Alternative/Augmentative 
Communication
Hearing
– Audiometer
0-5 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Nursing Support Services Northern Health
250-719-6500
Eligibility Assessment for the At-home Program 0 - 18 Family
Community/Public Health 
Nurses
MCFD
Family Physicians
Paediatricians
Service Providers
BC Children’s Hospital

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Child and Youth with Special Needs (CYSN)  Ministry of Children and Family Development
250-784-2342
Please see "Referral" for CYSN Programs and Services. Criteria for CYSN Programs and Services

Age: 0 to 18 years & 11 months old

1. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
2. Developmental Disability
3. At Home Program
Assessments required for CYSN Programs and Services

1. Northern Autism Network or by Paediatrician
2. Diagnosis by Registered Psychologist
3. Assessment by Nursing Support Services - contact 250-719-6500

Tier Three Screening – (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Northern Health
Complex 
Developmental 
Behavioural Conditions 
(CDBC) – Northern 
Health Assessment 
Northern Health
Prince George
250-565-5827 
Diagnosis for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder or Complex Child and Youth^ 0 -19 Pediatrician or Family Physician to Northern Health's Regional Coordinator
11 assessments per year available for the communities in the Dawson Creek area

Tier Three Screening – (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Northern Health
Autism Network – 
Northern Health 
Assessment Network 
(NHAN)
Northern Health
Prince George
250-565-5827
Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder 0 - 19 Speech and Language Pathologist/Pediatrician/Psychologist 
to Northern Health Assessment Network Regional 
Coordinator.
Autism Assessments are completed by PhD Psychologists

Tier Three Screening – (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Developmental Disabilities Mental Health (DDMH) Independence Networking
250-782-2026
Psychological Assessments 0 -18 Open referrals, Self, Family and other community service providers

Tier Four Screening – Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Sunny Hill Seating and Mobility Outreach Sunny Hill 

South Peace Child Development Centre and Fort St. John Child Development Centre coordinates and alternate clinics.



 
​Specific Seating and Mobility Assessments 0 -19 Pediatrician/Family Physician to Sunny Hill
Twice a year clinics

Tier Four Screening – Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Sunny Hill Outreach Psychology Assessments Sunny Hill Outreach

South Peace Child Development Centre coordinates clinics.
250-782-1161
Psycho-Educational Intellectual Functioning Diagnosis 0 - 6 Local Early Intervention Team (Early Intervention Therapists, Supported Child Development Program, Pediatrician).
Twice a year clinics

Tier Four Screening – Health (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Sunny Hill Assistive and Augmentative Technology Outreach Sunny Hill Outreach  Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication  0 - 6 Pediatrician or Family Physician to Sunny Hill
Once a year clinic depending on the number of children requiring the service in the community.

Tier Four Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Special Education Technology of BC (SET- BC) Local School District #59 and Independent Schools Provincial Outreach Consultative Services to support students to learn through the use or support of technology. 5 -19 School Districts/Independent 
Schools refer students that 
are within certain categories 
(moderate to profound intellectual 
disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, physical disabilities, chronic health and 
visual impairments).

Tier Four Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Provincial Integration Support Program (PISP) Local School District #59 and Independent Schools Outreach Consultative Services for students with multiple needs. Observations then programming recommendations are provided. 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD) Local School District #59 and Independent Schools Direct Support to School Based Teams. Programming strategies for students with FASD 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Local Contacts School Districts #54 and #82, and Independent Schools Outreach Consultative Services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Environmental Assessments. Capacity building training. 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Dawson Creek and Area)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Provincial Resource Centre for Visually Impaired (PRCVI) Local School District #59 and Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who are Braille users and who have low vision. 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (All)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Provincial Health Services Authority-Audiology BC Children's Hospital Audiology Department
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4
604-875-2112
Entry level school age screening
Behavioural Audiometry
Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA)
Tympanometry
Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
0-19 Parent/Family Member
Physician
Public Health Nurse
Other Clinician
Sunnyhill Assessment Team
Tier 2 Assessment provided for families that are geographically closest to Children's Hospital Clinic. Families referred here may be re-referred to other community clinics