What We Believe!
We Believe in an Interdisciplinary Approach
Meridian has a full team to support you and your child to help develop individualized service plans that will maximize your child’s ability to learn and grow. All under one roof, we’re able to offer Behaviour Analyst, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Pathologist and Rehabilitation Assistant / Behaviour Interventionist services. We provide services to all ages (under 6 program and over 6 program).
We believe that to provide an excellent service, team members should work closely and seamlessly to maximize the functional gains the child can make. Having all of our service providers working so close together allows us to offer a comprehensive team program that ensures all areas of development are addressed by the right professional at the right time. One of the many benefits of having your whole team under one roof is that it provides a cohesive program where all team members are familiar with the approach, using the same language, and all have been trained in the same way. Our support staff requires minimal training to be able to carry out the BA, OT and/or SLP program because they are already trained and familiar with the therapist’s program.
We Believe in the Importance of a Qualified Staff
We have therapists on the Registered Autism Service Providers (RASP) list in all of our locations. This is something required if you’re accessing funding through BC’s Autism Funding Branch for a child under 6. Autism Services at Meridian Rehab are designed to be a comprehensive team approach that helps you make the most of your funding resources. We boast an extraordinary team of consultants and therapists working under the guidance of specialists in their fields. All of whom combine decades of knowledge and experience to guide you and your child toward his or her best possible outcomes.
We Believe in a Parent’s Right to Choose
Although we value a team approach, we also believe it is every parent’s right to choose their team members. It is not required to work with Meridian exclusively. Our therapists have always worked with, and will continue to work with, other service providers in the community that you may already have on your team.
We Believe in Parent Training
Please, take some time and look through our pages. Get to know our team philosophy and the importance of parent training in education and therapy. Once you have learned as much as you can from these pages, fill out a referral form to begin the process of creating a team professionals who are dedicated to helping you learn how to best help your child overcome the challenges they face.
For more information on the importance of parent training and a team approach to therapy and education, see the following blog post by the Practice Lead of our Behavior Analysis department, Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA
At Meridian Rehab, we do not diagnose your child or judge their potential based on diagnosis. Meridian supports you in the education and therapy needs of your child, regardless of their diagnosis. However, having a diagnosis is an important step to getting funding for services. Paths to diagnostic support can be found here. You can also get more information on funding sources, the Autism Funding Unit, and more by visiting our Resources Page.