Admission to DCSN can be obtained through referral by a pediatrician, school, or private enrollment. The first step is for parents to complete an application form available online or from the Center’s reception.
The completed application along with required documentation (as stated on the application form) should be returned to us at reception. The student will then be placed on a waiting list and parents will be contacted to arrange an initial assessment with the Director.
Prospective students are evaluated before admission can be granted. The purpose of this is to:
- Assess the child’s developmental level in cognitive, speech and language skills and physical development
- Decipher what would be the most appropriate classroom
- Create an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with input from DCSN’s multi-disciplinary team
- Offer the best educational and therapy program for the developmental age of the student
- Implement the best possible program as soon as possible
Following the initial assessment, a full screening will be made by a DCSN Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Therapist. Then DCSN assessment records will be reviewed by the Multi-Disciplinary Team comprised of teachers and therapists. Based on the results of this review, the child may then be enrolled into a class appropriate to his/her specific needs. If it is decided that the DCSN program is not suited to the student’s needs, the team will help parents explore other available alternatives.