Small Steps is monitoring the current situation. The health and well-being of our campers and staff are being prioritized. At this time, we are accepting applications for Small Steps – Summer 2021 with the aim of operating a physical program.
We wish you well and look forward to speaking to you.
Ometz has partnered with the Y City Camp at the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA and McGill University to provide the Small Steps Program, which helps children with mild to moderate neurodevelopmental 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 six weeks, these students work with kids at the Y City 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 Y City Camp and who need specialized support.
It is aimed at children ages 6 to 12 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. OR
- 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.
For more information, contact [email protected]
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