During transitional information sessions parents will be informed about the process, get to meet the professional staff in the program they are transition to (if it is within our organization) and have their questions and concerns addressed.
For families transitioning into mainstream schooling specifically, our professional staff provide timely information to the educational staff at the child's new school that includes the students’ history, education plans and goals, and any accommodations the student requires to ensure that their listening and spoken language needs are being addressed.
A seamless transition ensure that the student will succeed in their new surroundings!
Children’s Hearing and Speech Centre of BC is a multicultural education facility. We are very proud of our diversity as it allows us to present a rich cultural experience to our students, exposing them to different ideas, cultures, food, and play. This better prepares them for mainstream schooling and the greater multi-cultural community.
We serve multiple families whose first language is not English. Languages include, but are not limited to: Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Gujarati and Kurdish. When families can communicate in their own language, they are able to ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate with their child’s team of experts. Our Centre is committed to ensuring that all families have access to communication in their own language by utilizing Interpreters to translate verbal and sometimes written communication in order to help support their child’s development and learning. This service is integrated into every program we offer.
In the 2018/2019 calendar year we provided over 100 hours of Translation Services. Whether it is their initial visit, meeting with our audiologist or occupational therapist, discussions with their First Words or preschool teacher, and any other specialist or service provider, we want parents to have full access to information uninhibited by language barriers. This ensures that every child has the best chance of learning with the full support of their family at home.