Developmental Services

Developmental Services

Developmental Services supports children, youth, and their families to lead healthy and socially inclusive lives within their communities


  • Audiology
  • Autism Diagnostic Hub
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Child Development Educator
  • Community Coordinator
  • Complex Case Care Coordination
  • Cultural Liaison
  • Developmental Pediatrician
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intake / Database
  • Mashkikiiwininiwag Mazinaatesijigan Wichiiwewin (MMW)
  • NW FASD Diagnostic Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Language Pathology 
  • Transitions Program 

Assessments can be conducted with clients at home, in school, in a community setting and/or by video conference/telehealth

MMW (Mashkikiiwininiwag Mazinaatesijigan Wichiiwewin) / Transitions Program

Through the Sioux Lookout Area Primary Care Team (SLAPCT), community members are able to establish a continuous relationship with health care providers for comprehensive, primary health care close to home.   As a collaborative team practice, the Primary Care Team provides services to all age groups, with a specific focus on children and youth, preventative care and improved management of chronic disease; through both treatment and monitoring, as well as support for clients in improving self-management skills.

Complex Care Case Coordinator Program

Under the Ministry of Child and Youth Services, SLFNHA is funded for two Complex Care Case Coordinator positions.  The Complex Care Case Coordinator Program provides intensive case management and coordination for complex special needs children and youth up to the age of 18 years. These children may present with complex/multiple needs (physical, mental, and challenges) that require services that are not normally provided by a children’s mental health program.  These children and youth fit the definition of special needs when they require services beyond the family’s capacity

Telemedicine Program

The Telemedicine Program is a confidential service used within SLFNHA to provide clinical, education, and administrative conferences and sessions.

There are more than 25 communities in the Sioux Lookout area that have video conferencing units in local nursing stations or health centres. With these units, patients and clients can virtually “see” their doctor or specialist without leaving the community.

Video conferencing also serves as a follow-up tool to encourage clients and service workers to engage in a timely fashion.

Jordan’s Principle

SLFNHA has recently been funded through Jordan’s Principle (First Nation Inuit Health Branch) to expand the Complex Care Case Coordinator Program.  This new initiative supports a full delivery of services at SLFNHA will ensure that First Nations children, youth and families in our area have equitable access to needed developmental services.  Our vision for service delivery will also involve the development of a culturally sensitive service model for Normative Rehabilitation Services ensuring that service is culturally safe and utilizes traditional practices.

For More Information

Susan Chapman
Developmental Services/Telemedicine Supervisor
Telephone: 1 (807) 737-4797
Toll-Free: 1 (855) 885-8824
Fax: 807 737-3734 (42 King Street Office)

42 King Street
Sioux Lookout, Ontario