Resource Teacher

The Resource Teacher program provides supports to children ages 2-6 years who have a developmental delay or are at risk for a developmental delay. Resource Teachers take a wholistic approach to the supports they offer each child, providing support to the family in their home, in daycare, in school, and in Early Years Programs. Referrals may be made directly by the parent or through an agency, school or daycare with the parent’s consent. There is no wait list. Caseloads and frequency of visits are adjusted to accommodate everyone. The child does not require a diagnosis.

Developmental screening using the Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BD12) is the standardized tool presently used to assess the child`s overall development. Once the screening is complete a report is created, which outlines the results and recommendations and is provided and may be utilized by families, daycares, schools, other agencies (if a referral is made) and Community Living Huntsville.

Services Provided

In Home

  • Programming is provided to parents based on the child’s strengths and needs. Recommendations are modeled during play sessions. Toys and materials may be borrowed to continue the learning with parent and child.
  • Information regarding resources available in the community, how other agencies can help, child development, parenting tips, and available funding is shared.
  • Provide Access to Resource books from Community Living Huntsville`s library.
  • Assist family make a referral to another agency or attend Paediatrician appointments with the family when requested by parent.

Daycare

  • Support for child through consultation with the staff regarding programming ideas after observations in the classroom.
  • Resources and toys can be borrowed for use in the classroom.

Schools

  • Support for the child in the classroom through observations in the class followed up by a meeting with the teacher to discuss ideas and recommendations.
  • Attend school meetings with the parents to assist them with advocating for their child.

Community

Community Living Huntsville partners with many community based events such as:

  • Ready for Kindergarten
  • Family Literacy
  • Speech and Play Day
  • Let’s Grow Screening
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