Helping children and youth of all abilities to reach their full potential through accessible and trusted professional expertise
TORONTO, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Morneau Shepell's Children's Support Solutions is officially unveiling its new Toronto clinic, which provides a wide range of support for children and youth of all abilities. Children's Support Solutions help children with variety of challenges, including those with diagnosable conditions such as developmental delays, speech-language impairment, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and mood disorders.
The clinic's professionals are trained and certified in a wide range of disciplines including psychology, speech-language pathology, behaviour therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and special education. The onsite professionals often work with colleagues across disciplines to create customized support for the unique needs of each child. Children achieve better results, faster, with Morneau Shepell's integrated team of experts and its client and family-centred approach.
"It is our goal to help children and youth of all abilities reach their full potential," said Stephen Liptrap, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell and General Manager, Shepell. "There are so many children in our communities that require support, and working closely with them in the early stages – whether they have a diagnosis or not – is critical to their future."
The new Toronto clinic has more than 40 therapists on staff and is the only Children's Support Solutions location in Canada that offers a pre-school among its wide spectrum of services.
According to the Government of Ontario, Autism Spectrum Disorder affects approximately 1 in 150 children and is four times more frequent in boys than in girls. Among these children is five-year-old Braeden*, who was recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Doctors identified a number of areas in which Braeden experienced difficulties including self-regulation, expressive language, attention and focus, social interaction and academic delays. Braeden's family was told at one point that Braeden would not be able to talk, but now he is speaking regularly as a result of occupational, speech and behaviour therapy as well as through participation in pre-school at Morneau Shepell's Children's Support Solutions.
"Morneau Shepell's Children's Support Solutions has a wonderfully dedicated team of friendly and knowledgeable therapists, teachers and staff who truly go above and beyond to help families and provide the best support for their children," said Millisa, Braeden's mother. "Their services have made a huge difference in Braeden's life and in ours as a family."
Media are invited to attend the official unveiling of the clinic.
About Children's Support Solutions
Children's Support Solutions helps children reach their full potential by providing accessible and trusted professional support. Our team includes experts in speech, behaviour, psychology, learning and movement who are dedicated to helping children with differences and their families. Our professionals work together under one roof at our clinics to provide convenient inter-professional care for families, including: psychology, speech-language pathology, behaviour therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and special education. We work in collaboration with families, professionals and schools, and support children of all abilities and all ages – from infants to young adults.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,700 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.
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