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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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Northern Health
BC Early Hearing Northern Health
Prince George: 250-565-7371 


Vanderhoof:
Community Based at the Northern Health 
Unit every other Thursday, Screener is 
from Prince George.
Fort St. James:
Community based at the Northern Health 
Unit, once a month Monday or Thursday, 
Screener is from Prince George.
Fraser Lake:
Community based at the Northern Health 
Unit during the summer, during the winter 
months families must travel to Vanderhoof 
or Burns Lake; every 6 weeks on a 
Monday or Thursday; Screener comes 
from Prince George.
Burns Lake:
Community based out of the Northern 
Health Unit; every 6 weeks on a Monday; Screener comes from Prince George
Infant Hearing Screening Under six months old infants Hearing Screener from Prince George 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 – Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health, Northern Health, Public Health of Canada
Community and Public Health Northern Health
Burns Lake: 250-692-2460
Fraser Lake: 250-699-8960
Ft. St. James: 250-996-8201
Vanderhoof: 250-567-6900

Community Health
Stella and Nadleh: 250-699-1275
Sai Kuz: 250-524-0197
Babine Lake Band and Yekooche: 250-570-1649
Northern Health
  • 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
Community Health
  • Health Milestones
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)
Birth + Open referrals by Family or by Community Service Provider

Tier One Screening – Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Community Health Fairs Contacts:

Burns Lake Success by Six Committee
Fraser Lake Success by Six Committee
Ft. St. James Early Child Development Committee
Vanderhoof Success by Six Committee
·Ages and Stages Questionnaire 
·Health Milestones 
(dental, hearing, vision)
Birth to School Age Open to all children and their families in the Nechako Lakes communities at various times throughout the year.

Tier One Screening – Early Childhood (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Information on Child Care Options in the Community Child Care Resource and Referral 

Prince George: 250-563-2483 or 1-800-680-6699

Tier One Screening – Early Childhood (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Aboriginal Head Start Carrier Program Prince George Native Friendship Society
250-563-3884
  • Brigance
3 -5 years old Open to those attending the Head Start Program

Tier One Screening – Social Work (Nechako Lakes)

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

Burns Lake: 
250-692-4142
Fraser Lake: 
250-567-6347
Ft. St. James: 
250-996-7148
Vanderhoof: 
250-567-6347
  • 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 0 -19 years old. Self/Family/Open Referrals 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 – (Nechako Lakes)

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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Infant Development Program - (IDP) - Burns Lake  

Burns Lake Christian Supportive Society
Muriel Mold Neighbourhood Learning Centre
270 9th Ave
Burns Lake, V0J 1E0

Main Phone:  250-692-3201
Main Fax:  250-692-7809

General Development
Gesell Assessment

Screening Tools:
*ASQ & ASQ-SE
*Nipissing 
*and other appropriate tools
0 - 5 Open referrals by Families or by other Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Infant Development Program - Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Fort St. James Nechako Valley Community Services Society
PO Box 1249
157 W Victoria St, Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0
Phone 250-567-9205
Fax 250-567-3939
General Development

Gesell Assessment 

Screening Tools:
*ASQ & ASQ-SE
*Nipissing 
*and other appropriate tools
0 - 3 Open referral by Family or Community Service Provider

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (ASCDP) - Nadleh, Saikuz, Stellaten, Takla, Yekooche
 
Carrier Sekani Family Service 

Vanderhoof: 250-567-2900
General Development

Batelle Assessment

Screening Tools:
*ASQ & ASQ-SE
*AEPS, Nipissing
0 - 6
6 -12
Open referral by Family or Community Service Provider

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources:
Northwest Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (NW ASCDP) and Northwest Supported Child Development Program (NW SCDP) Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd. (TRCL)

Burns Lake: 
250-692-3604
Vanderhoof: 
250-570-9419
Smithers: 
250-847-1785
General Development

Batelle Assessment 

Screening Tools:
·ASQ & ASQ-SE
·AEPS, Behaviour, Sensory 
0 - 6
6 - 12
Family/Self/Open Referrals or by Community Service Providers with consent by Legal Guardian

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Occupational Therapy (OT) Bulkley Valley Child Development Center
Burns Lake 250-692-4201
  • General Development 
  • Sensory
  • Perceptual
  • Oral Motor/Feeding
  • Motor
0 - 6  Referral by Family or Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Early Services (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Physiotherapy (PT) Bulkley Valley Child Development Center
Phone 250-692-4201
Fax 250-692-4221
  • General Development
  • Motor 
  • Orthotic
  • Neurological Screen
0 - 6 Open referral by Family or by Community Service Provider

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Nechako Lakes)

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

Prince George: 250-565-6904
​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 : 250-565-7391

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre
Phone 250-692-4201
Fax 250-692-4221
  • Speech
  • Language
  • Social Communication
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Oral Motor/Swallowing
  • Alternative/Augmentative 
  • Communication
  • Auditory Processing
  • Hearing– Audiometer
0 - 6 Open referral by Family or by Community Service Provider

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Northern Health
Audiology Northern Health Audiology Services are provided at the Audiology Clinic at University Hospital of Northern BC ^

Prince George: 250-565-7371
  • Hearing Tests
  • Amplification
0 -19 Referral by Family Physician, Public Health Nurse, and Speech and Language Pathologist and Parents.
^Clinic hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday.

Tier Two Screening – Early Services & Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Nursing Support Services Northern Health

Prince George: 250-565-7391
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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Pediatrician Medical Observations and Testing 0 -19 Family Physician

Tier Two Screening – Child & Youth Mental Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Child and Youth Mental Health Nechako Lakes Community Services Society

Vanderhoof: 250-567-9205
Fort St. James: 250-996-7645
Fraser Lake: 250-699-8386
Intake Screening GA, Becks, Screening of depression, 
anxiety, anger, disruptive behaviour and self concept (social- emotional development).
3 -18 at risk for a mental health concerns Open referrals by individuals, families or by Community Service Providers

Tier Two Screening – Child & Youth Mental Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Carrier Sekani Family Services

Burns Lake: 250-692-2387
Screening and Assessments include;
using culturally appropriate methods for Aboriginal Canadians. These methods focus on trust 
building through the use of empowerment through oral narrative approaches.
0 -19 Open referral by individuals, families or by community service providers.

Tier Two Screening – Education - School Age Therapy (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, School Districts
Occupational Therapy (OT) Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre
Phone 250-692-4201
Fax 250-692-4221
Fine Motor 
Sensory Processing
Written Communication Skills
6 -18 Family/Self/School Team for School District #91 as 
well as Independent Schools in the Nechako Lakes Area

Tier Two Screening – Education - School Age Therapy (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Independent Schools, Ministry of Children and Family Development, School Districts
Physiotherapy (PT) Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre
Phone 250-692-4201
Fax 250-692-4221
Gross Motor
Mobility Skills
6 -18 Family/Self/School Team for School District #91 as 
well as Independent Schools in the Nechako Lakes Area

Tier Two Screening – Education - School Age Therapy (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Independent Schools, Ministry of Children and Family Development, School Districts
Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) School District #91
250-567-2284
Language Development
Articulation Screening
6 -19 Family/Self/School Team for School District #91 as 
well as Independent Schools in the Nechako Lakes Area

Tier Two Screening – Education - School Age Therapy (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Independent Schools, School Districts
Occupational Therapy (OT) School District #91
250-567-2284
Fine Motor 
Sensory Processing
Written Communication Skills
6-19 Family/Self/School Team for School District #91 as 
well as Independent Schools in the Nechako Lakes Area

Tier Two Screening – Education - School Age Therapy (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Independent Schools, School District
Physiotherapy (PT) School District #91
250-567-2284
Gross Motor
Mobility Skills
6-19
Family/Self/School Team for School District #91 as 
well as Independent Schools in the Nechako Lakes Area

Tier Two Screening – Education - School District #xx (item dependant on area) (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: School Districts
Resource Teacher  School District #91
250-567-2284
Reading Tests
Writing Tests
Math Tests
Kindergarten to Grade 12 School Team and Family

Tier Two Screening – Education - School District #xx (item dependant on area) (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: School Districts
Hearing Resources  School District #91
250-567-2284
Hearing Tests Kindergarten to Grade 12 School Team and Family

Tier Two Screening – Education - School District #xx (item dependant on area) (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Education, School Districts
School Psychology School District #91
250-567-2284
Observation
Cognitive (WISC IV), SB-4, WJ Cog
Academic Achievement (WIAT-111, WJ 111)
Memory (WRAML2; CMS)
Visual-Motor (Beery)
Adaptive Skills (ABAS 11), Vineland
Executive Functioning (BRIEF), DKEFS, NEPSY
Behaviour (BASC-11), Conners
Informal procedures (file review, interviews, development history)
Kindergarten to Grade 12 School Based Team (SBT)
*Students with suspected learning disabilities are usually not formally assessed until they are in grade 3. 
Students of any age with suspected intellectual disabilities will be formally assessed. 

Tier Two Screening – Behavioural (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Private
Behavioural Consultation and Professional Support Services Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd
250-845-3031
Behaviour Assessments 0 -18 MCFD's Children and Youth with Special Needs program or private referrals, other community based agencies and families

Tier Two Screening – Behavioural (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Private
Behavioural Consultant - Autism  Thomas Robinson Consulting Ltd
250-845-3031
Behaviour Assessments and Plan 6 -18 Parent/Guardian after eligibility assessed by Autism Assessment Team

Tier Three Screening – (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health , Northern Health
Complex 
Developmental 
Behavioural Conditions 
(CDBC) – Northern 
Health Assessment 
Network (NHAN)
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 per year available for the communities from Vanderhoof to Burns Lake

Tier Three Screening – (Nechako Lakes)

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 (ASD) ^^ 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 – (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Northern Health
Developmental 
Disabilities Mental 
Health Team (DDMHT)
Northern Health

Prince George: 250-565-7393
Psychological Assessments –
To assist Developmental Disabilities Mental Health  Clinicians with determining the treatment plan and recommendations for care.
0 -18 Open to individuals, families and community service providers.

Tier Four Screening – Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development, Ministry of Health
Seating and Mobility Sunny Hill Outreach Program
Bulkley Valley Child Development Center coordinates visits
778-210-0316

 
Specific Seating and Mobility Assessments^ 0 -19 Pediatrician or Family Physician to Sunny Hill
^Dependent on community need and Sunny Hill Outreach Schedule.

Tier Four Screening – Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Children and Family Development
Psychology Sunny Hill - Outreach
Coordinated through Bulkley Valley Child Development Center

 
Psycho-Educational Intellectual Functioning Diagnosis^^ 0 - 6 Local Early Intervention Team
^^Currently, no psychology outreach provided to the Nechako Lakes communities. Children and Families are referred to the Bulkley Valley Child Development Center for these assessments.

Tier Four Screening – Health (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Health
Assistive Augmentative Technology  Sunny Hill Outreach
Bulkley Valley Child Development Center-Coordinates these clinics
Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication ^^^
 
0 - 6 Pediatrician or Family Physician to Sunny Hill
^^^Dependent on community need and outreach schedule.

Tier Four Screening – Education (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Special Education Technology of BC (SET- BC) Local Contact School District #91 or 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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Provincial Integration Support Program (PISP) Local Contacts School District #91 or 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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Provincial Outreach Program for FASD (POPFASD) Local Contacts School District #91 or Independent Schools Direct support to School Based Teams. Programming strategies for students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  5 -19 School Districts or Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Local Contacts School District #91 or 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 (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Auditory Outreach Local Contacts School District #91 or Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who are deaf or hard of hearing, also provides assistive listening devices. 5 -19 School Districts or Independent Schools

Tier Four Screening – Education (Nechako Lakes)

Programs / Services Agency Details Age Referral
Funding Sources: Ministry of Eduction
Provincial Resource Centre for Visually Impaired (PRCVI) Local Contacts School District #91 or Independent Schools Variety of supports for students who use Braille and who have low vision. 5 -19 School Districts or 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