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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

Tier One Screening – Health (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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

Fort St. John: 250-263-6000
Fort Nelson: 250-774-7092
 
 
  • 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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Northern Health
BC Early Hearing Northern Health

Fort St. John: 250-262-5200
Hospital based screening; 7 day/week coverage, mornings only. Any infant missed or requiring additional screening is seen 
at the Audiology Clinic in the Public Health Unit.
Fort Nelson: 250-774-2596
Community based screening out of the Family Development Society, once a month on a Tuesday pm and/or Wednesday am.
Infant Hearing Screening Less than 6 months old Hearing Screener 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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Success by Six
Community Health Fairs Fort Nelson: Northern Rockies Children and Family Action Committee
Fort St. John: Preschool Health Roundup
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
Health Milestones (dental, hearing, vision)
Birth to School Age Open to the children and families in the communities from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson at various times throughout the year.

Tier One Screening – Early Childhood (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Information on Child Care Options in the Community Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR)

250-785-5701 or 1-877-785-5701

Tier One Screening – Early Childhood (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Head Start Education Programs Fort St. John: 
250-785-0887 
North East Native 
Advancing Society
Sas Natsadle 
Aboriginal HeadStart

Fort Nelson: 
250-774-7257
Fort Nelson First 
Nation Aboriginal 
HeadStart
Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Birth to School Age Open to those attending the Head Start Programs.

Tier One Screening – Social Work (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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

Fort St. John: 250-263-0121
Fort Nelson: 250-774-6185
  • 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 Providers
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 – (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Infant Development Program (IDP) Fort St. John Child Development Centre (FSJCDC)
250-785-3200
General Development

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

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Infant Development Program (IDP) Fort Nelson Family Development Society 
250-774-2596
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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Supported Child Development Program (SCDP) Fort St. John Child Development Centre (FSJCDC)
250-785-3200
General Development

Batelle Assessment
Screening Tools: 
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire - Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)
  • Assessment Evaluation and Programming Systems (AEPS)
  • other appropriate tools for Behaviour and Sensory.
0 - 12 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Supported Child Development Program (SCDP) Fort Nelson Family Development Society
250-774-2596
General Development
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
  • Assessment, Evaluations and Programming Systems (AEPS)
0-12 Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Provider

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Nursing Support Services Northern Health
250-263-6000
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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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
250-263-0121
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 250-263-6000.

Tier Three Screening – (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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
13 assessments available for the communities in the Fort St. John area 

Tier Three Screening – (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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 – (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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

Tier Four Screening – Health (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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

South Peace Child Development Centre and Fort St. John Child Development Centre coordinates and alternate clinics.
Specific Seating and Mobility Assessments 0 - 19 Pediatrician or Family Physician to Sunny Hill 
Twice a year clinics

Tier Four Screening – Health (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Sunny Hill Outreach Psychology Assessments Fort St. John Child Development Centre coordinates clinics.
250-785-3200
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 – Education (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: MInistry of Education
Special Education Technology of BC (SET- BC) Local School Districts of #60 and Independent Schools 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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD) Local School Districts #60 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 (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) School District #60 and Independent Schools Consultative services for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Environmental Assessments. Capacity building training. 5 - 19 School Districts/Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Auditory Outreach School District #60 or Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, also provides assistive listening devices. 5 - 19 School Districts/Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Provincial Resource Centre For Visually Impaired (PRCVI) School District #60 and Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who are Braille users and who have low vision. 5 - 19 School Districts/Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education
Provincial Integration Support Program (PISP) School Districts #60 and Independent Schools  Consultative Services for students with multiple needs. Observations then programming recommendations are provided. 5 - 19 School Districts and Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Fort St. John and Fort Nelson)

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 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