Small Steps Program

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One small step can open the door to success

Ometz partners with the YCC Day Camp and McGill University to provide the Small Steps Program, which helps children with mild to moderate developmental challenges to develop skills and make friends in a world of exploration and growth.

A whole community helps

To provide these services, Ometz professionals train and supervise McGill master’s-level interns in occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.

Over seven weeks, these students work with kids at the YCC Day Camp to make sure they have fun as they work on their specific challenges.
 
Who the Small Steps Program is for:
The Small Steps Program is accessible for children who attend the YCC Day Camp and who need specialized support.

 It is aimed at children ages 4 to 10 who have:
  • Difficulties with transition skills (graduating from daycare to classroom), such as an inability to sit still, tie their shoelaces, write the alphabet or play well with peers.
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), without major behavioural issues.
  • Gross and fine motor skills delays.
  • Mild to moderate speech delays.

Before registering your child in our program, parents must:

  • Submit a formal summary report from a speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist.
  • Have your child screened ($100 fee) to see whether the program fits their needs.

The Ometz Small Steps Program won an Award for Community Service from the Federation CJA in 2014.

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Small Steps Application
Person Completing Form
First name
Last name
Relationship with the child
Child's Information
First name
Last name
Gender
  
Date of birth
/ /
Address
City
Province
Postal Code/Zip
Name of School
Where did you hear about this program?
Is your child a returning camper?
  
Primary language spoken at home
    
    
 
Language in school
  
Parent's Information
Legal guardian:
   
Cell phone
Emergency contact:
Phone for emergency contact
Preferred email for correspondence:
Child's Medical Record
Medicare card number
Primary emergency cell phone:
Second emergency cell phone:
Third emergency cell phone:
Has your child been given a diagnosis?
  
School Cycle, Level and Supports (resources)
Does your child receive any special support or therapy services?
  
To complete the application process, please attach your child’s most current evaluation.
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The file should not exceed 12MB
Other Document
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Does your child have any significant medical needs?
  
Medical History
(surgeries, serious injuries, illnesses, vaccinations)
Other relevant information
Allergies
If possible, my preferred medical services are:
Hospital or doctor (include name and address).
I read and accept the terms of the Parent Consent Form
 
I have read and accept the terms of the Parent Consent Form for Visual Images.
  
Ometz professionals have my permission to contact the school personnel; psychologist, occupational therapist or speech pathologist to provide us with additional information pertaining to my child`s application dossier.