Canadian Centre for Development

Canadian Centre for Development Centre helping children with delays and disabilities. PT, OT, SLP, Massage, Intensive Therapy, FSCD.
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We are thrilled to be announcing our summer camp programming for the summer, delivered through the wonderful leadership ...
03/18/2024

We are thrilled to be announcing our summer camp programming for the summer, delivered through the wonderful leadership of Abigail Aldridge. Be sure to reserve your child's spot soon. They'll go fast!

You’ve likely already heard about, or possibly even met, our new Occupational Therapist, Lindsay Delima. We’re beyond th...
02/28/2024

You’ve likely already heard about, or possibly even met, our new Occupational Therapist, Lindsay Delima. We’re beyond thrilled to have her on the team and have enjoyed immensely getting to know her and her clinical approach.

Let us tell you a bit about this wonderful human and brilliant therapist.

Lindsay is a passionate and dedicated pediatric occupational therapist with a wealth of experience spanning over seven years. Her expertise includes the SOS Approach to Feeding, which focuses on the sensory aspects of feeding difficulties and supports children in developing a positive relationship with food. She is also trained in the Beckman Oral Motor protocol, providing specialized interventions for oral motor challenges that impact speech, feeding, and overall oral function.

In addition, Lindsay has a strong foundation in sensorimotor approaches, employing strategies that integrate sensory and motor activities to enhance a child’s overall development. Her holistic approach considers the intricate connection between sensory processing, motor skills, and cognitive functions. Throughout her career, Lindsay has dedicated herself to working with children facing various developmental challenges, including sensory processing disorders, fine and gross motor delays, and difficulties in activities of daily living (feeding, dressing, toileting, etc.). Her clinical settings have ranged from school settings to private practices, allowing her to tailor interventions to the diverse needs of her clients.

Lindsay is known for her compassionate and child-centered approach. She collaborates closely with families, educators, and other healthcare professionals to create comprehensive treatment plans. Her interventions extend beyond clinical sessions, often incorporating play-based activities and home exercises to ensure sustained progress. In the ever-evolving field of pediatric occupational therapy, Lindsay strives to unlock the potential in every child she works with.

📅 To book your child in with Lindsay, follow the link in our Instagram bio or visit or website at www.canadiancentrefordevelopment.org

Our first blog post is up! Did you know that there's a way to predict a CP diagnosis even more effectively than an MRI?
01/09/2024

Our first blog post is up! Did you know that there's a way to predict a CP diagnosis even more effectively than an MRI?

Children born prematurely, those who endured birth trauma, and those who underwent a neonatal stroke are susceptible to developing Cerebral Palsy (CP). The timely diagnosis of CP in a child and the prompt initiation of early intervention can mitigate the neurodevelopmental impact associated with CP....

You've likely seen Sue-Len Chow at CCD over the last little while, as she's come on with us earlier this fall. She's a w...
12/28/2023

You've likely seen Sue-Len Chow at CCD over the last little while, as she's come on with us earlier this fall. She's a wonderful with all families that she works with and is full of knowledge around all things speech, eating, breathing and social behaviours. OROFACIAL MYOLOGY is a special interest area of hers, having done a great deal of professional development in this area. Sue-Len (or as the kids like to call her "Ms. Sue") is currently accepting new clients and looks forward to meeting you.

We’ve got a way for your kiddo to get some therapy in during the holidays. Come pay us a visit. Book online or give us a...
12/22/2023

We’ve got a way for your kiddo to get some therapy in during the holidays. Come pay us a visit. Book online or give us a call.

"She went from not having head control to sitting on the Hypervibe for 2.5 minutes!"
11/26/2023

"She went from not having head control to sitting on the Hypervibe for 2.5 minutes!"

"The amazing space, engaging equipment, and knowledgeable friendly staff, it was all very impressive".
11/21/2023

"The amazing space, engaging equipment, and knowledgeable friendly staff, it was all very impressive".

11/19/2023

Celebrating Judah's 4th Intensive!

Judah's back for round 4 and we are blown away by how much he improved during his three week stay with us.

Over the span of three weeks Judah went from being able to stand for 6 seconds with random points of contact to walking the length of the PT gym with facilitation! Amazing!

Send this rock star some good energy below as he continues his journey!

Check out what our clients have to say!
11/17/2023

Check out what our clients have to say!

Happy Halloween from the CCD team!
10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from the CCD team!

10/22/2023

Did you know OT's can provide strategies to improve your child or teenager's executive functioning skills?

Executive functioning skills include: planning, organization, task initiation, cognitive flexibility, working memory, self regulation.

Get in touch and find out how our OT's can help your child reach their full potential.

10/20/2023

Research backed therapy that works! 👍

Therapy Intensives, or Intensives, are a research backed and result producing therapy model in which the frequency and intensity of a child's therapy sessions are increased.

When compared to more traditional routes of therapy, studies have shown that children who participate in Intensive Therapy blocks outperform their control group peers.

One such study includes a 2007 Emory University School of Medicine study focused on children with hemiplegic CP, where those taking part in a 2-week intensive, accompanied by a month-long 1-2 hr/day daily home program, were compared to a control group. The treated children all saw improvements in 11 out of the 12 functions being tested, whereas the control group remained unchanged.

CCD is now accepting applications for 2024 Intensives! Want to get on the list? Click the link in our bio to learn more and apply.

Happy World CP day! 💚There are millions of reasons to celebrate today - and a million more reasons to strive for a more ...
10/06/2023

Happy World CP day! 💚

There are millions of reasons to celebrate today - and a million more reasons to strive for a more inclusive world. 🥳🌎️💚

Say Hello to physiotherapist Jet! 👋⁠⁠Jet graduated from Queens University with her Masters of Science in Physical Therap...
10/05/2023

Say Hello to physiotherapist Jet! 👋⁠

Jet graduated from Queens University with her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. 🎓️⁠

In her sessions, she cultivates a fun and positive environment by incorporating toys, games and music! 🎵⁠

When Jet isn't at CCD, you can find her spending quality time with her family and friends, hiking, and playing competitive soccer. ⚽️⁠

Give us a call to get booked in with Jet! ☎️⁠

We’ve got big news to share!!
08/15/2023

We’ve got big news to share!!

What is  , anyway? It all started in the US in 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Since...
07/14/2023

What is , anyway?

It all started in the US in 1990, when the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Since then, countries around the world have hopped on board to celebrate and advocate.

Tag some of your favourite disabled creators and advocates in the comments! 👇

💪🎈💚

Huge thanks to  for generously donating some bandana bibs to the clinic! These are super soft, high quality, hand-made b...
06/13/2023

Huge thanks to for generously donating some bandana bibs to the clinic!

These are super soft, high quality, hand-made bibs that a lot of our friends use to keep themselves comfy and dry during PT and OT sessions here. 🥰

Lots of kiddos already rocking them and looking amazing 🤩

Please help yourself while there are some left!

We’re thrilled to announce a new way that we’ll be able to help your kiddos be successful with their academic journeys. ...
06/08/2023

We’re thrilled to announce a new way that we’ll be able to help your kiddos be successful with their academic journeys. Be sure to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.

May 28-June 03 is National AccessAbility Week, which means we’re halfway through! This is the perfect time to put the sp...
06/01/2023

May 28-June 03 is National AccessAbility Week, which means we’re halfway through! This is the perfect time to put the spotlight on accessibility and inclusion in Canada.

Join the conversation and ask yourself: How can I champion disability inclusion in my everyday life?

Also, be sure to share photos and videos of how you’re marking this important week! We’d love to see them 🥰

We’d like to introduce you to our newest team member, Kanika Sabhani. We’ve immensely enjoyed getting to know her these ...
05/16/2023

We’d like to introduce you to our newest team member, Kanika Sabhani. We’ve immensely enjoyed getting to know her these past few weeks as she gets trained up and familiarizes herself on all things SMILE. Not only is she warm and curious, but she is also one heck of a smart cookie, with a Doctorate in Physiotherapy and over 5 years of experience under her belt. We can’t wait to see all the special bonds that she will form with our clients and the goals she’ll help them reach. If you see Kanika around the clinic, be sure to say hello or if you’d like to book a session with her for your kiddo, feel free to do so through our website. Welcome, Kanika!

Our clients spoil us. We’re the luckiest to have them. Thank you for this beautiful fruit tray Everett & Elise. Feeling ...
05/16/2023

Our clients spoil us. We’re the luckiest to have them. Thank you for this beautiful fruit tray Everett & Elise. Feeling all the love. 🤗🥰

Who wants to talk about neuroplasticity? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Stay with me, I’ll explain! One of the many cool things about DMI is t...
03/17/2023

Who wants to talk about neuroplasticity? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Stay with me, I’ll explain!

One of the many cool things about DMI is that by moving the body and providing new motor information, we are helping to create new neural pathways in the brain. 🧠

With every repeated exercise, your kid’s brain is learning how to lay the building blocks for further motor development. 💪

(Quote from and “PT Heart to Heart”)

Today and every day. February 28th is Rare Disease Day. Most of our friends here at SMILE have rare diseases, and we str...
03/01/2023

Today and every day.

February 28th is Rare Disease Day. Most of our friends here at SMILE have rare diseases, and we strive to always advocate for them and the millions of people worldwide with rare diseases.

Through awareness we can bring change, and through change we can achieve equity.

For the rest of February, we want to share some information about how you can fund & fundraise for therapy! FSCD is a go...
02/23/2023

For the rest of February, we want to share some information about how you can fund & fundraise for therapy!

FSCD is a government program here in Alberta — Family Support for Children with Disabilities. Swipe through to see how they can help fund therapy for your child! ➡️➡️➡️

Don’t worry, we’ll put the FUN back in FUNding for the next ones 🎉

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