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Children with special needs in Vancouver schools

Vancouver school health manual - Section 12

The Vancouver Regional Pediatric Team helps children with special health care needs lead active, healthy lives in their homes, schools and communities.
Vancouver school health manual - Section 12: Children with special health care needs
Vancouver Regional Pediatric Team brochure 

We provide the following services in school:

  • School based consultation for children aged 5 to 19.
  • Observation and consultation in home and community.
  • Short-term therapy for children discharged from hospital.
  • Assistance to children with complex medical nursing needs.
  • Assistance to children and families who need palliative care.
  • Educational in-services for school staff.
  • Collaborate with other team members and specialists to facilitate continuity of care.
  • Input to IEP and school based meetings to support inclusion in the school community.
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Community health nursing
  • Social work

How do I refer a student to the Regional Pediatric Team?

Complete the referral and consent forms below and fax them to the number listed on the forms. Please note that parents/guardians must sign both consents.
If you require a consult for fine or gross motor skills, you will also need to complete the addendums below:
SOURCE: Children with special needs in Vancouver schools ( )
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