Early Childhood Therapy

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Early Childhood Behavioural Therapy Program

Heartland Health Region’s Early Childhood Behavioural Therapy Program is intended to prevent and minimize the impact of developmental, emotional, and behavioural problems in children 0-6 years that would hinder their health and well being in later life.

Services in this program are provided by the Early Childhood Therapist who is based in Rosetown. The Therapist works closely with Public Health Nurses, Speech Language Pathologist, Early Childhood Intervention Programs, and Day Care Programs. Referrals can come from many sources including: public health nurses, parents or caregivers, day care workers, preschool workers, pre-kindergarten workers and social services.

The program is delivered throughout the Region in office and/or through home visits, and includes consultations, counselling, presentations to parent groups, positive discipline strategies, behavioural assessments, etc.

For further information, contact the Early Childhood Therapist at (306) 882-2672 ext 2280.

Early Childhood Therapy

Early Childhood Therapy services are available from each regional facility. The Heartland Health Region’s Early Childhood Therapist (ECT) works with children up to five years of age, who have not yet entered school, who are developmentally above or below average, or who have common behavioral problems. The Early Childhood Therapist (ECT) will work with both the preschooler and the parent to help the child manage his or her developmental problems.

How to tell if a child needs help

An indicator that a child may need help is if he or she may have had some problems with the developmental screening activities the public health nurse did at a recent clinic visit. Or, a child could have a behavioral or developmental problem such as getting along with other children, crying a lot, not using many words, or appearing “different” from other children the same age.

How does the ECT help children overcome these problems?

Depending on the concerns expressed about the child, the ECT may:

  • Evaluate the child’s level of ability
  • Observe the child
  • Interview the parent(s) to find out more about how the child behaves at home

After evaluating the child, the ECT can do a number of things:

For example, he or she could suggest home activities to carry out or discuss enrolling the child in a suitable program such as the Early Childhood Intervention Program or a daycare or preschool program.

  • He or she may also suggest another medical specialist or health professional to help the child.

It is important to note that parents are involved in their child’s visits to the ECT and are consulted at every step.

For more information on Early Childhood Therapy and the services that are available through the program please call the Community Health Services department at 306-882-2672 ext. 2280


Privacy Policy

Protecting the privacy of your personal health information is important to the Cypress Health Region (the “Region”).


The Region will only collect, use and disclose your personal health information:

1. When:

2. As required or authorized by law.

The Region will not otherwise collect, use or disclose your personal health information unless we have your consent.


The Region strives to keep its’ employees, physicians and affiliates aware of your privacy rights by offering education and having in place policies and procedures designed to protect the integrity, security and confidentiality of your personal health information. This includes a policy restricting access to your personal health information by only those who have a need to know for an authorized purpose.


If you wish to obtain further information about the Region’s privacy policies and your privacy rights, we encourage you to visit our privacy page or contact our Privacy Officer at (306) 778-5169 or 1-888-461-7443.  You may also wish to contact the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner at 1-877-748-2298 or visit them at their website.


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Links to the websites below are provided for the information and convenience of visitors to this site.

The Cypress Health Region does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of content of other sites, which are linked here. We strongly suggest that the best source of medical information is your personal or family physician.

3S Health

Accreditation Canada

Asbestos Registry

The Arthritis Society

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian Diabetes Association

Canadian Institute for Health Information

Choose Wisely Canada

Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.

Health Canada

Health Canada Kids

Health Card Application

Health Quality Council (HQC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation


Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Saskatchewan

Parent Mentoring Program of Saskatchewan

Patient Safety Institute

Resources for Nurses

Saskatchewan Health

Society for Progressive Supranuclear Paisy

Saskatchewan Surigcal Care Network

Sites of Professional Associations:

Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan

Canadian Dietetic Association

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Service

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses

Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

Saskatchewan Association of Speech/Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers

Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapy

Saskatchewan Dental Therapists Association

Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association

Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists

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