This handbook was published by the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society to provide Aboriginal communities with information about early intervention therapies to help families access services, advocate for funding for early intervention therapy services, and partner with early intervention therapists.
Moe the Mouse® Curriculum Box is an innovative early speech and language resource that uses Aboriginal toys and stories to enhance language development in children ages 3–5. The activities and materials in the curriculum box help parents and educators provide opportunities for children to practise language skills in natural settings.
Steps in the Right Direction has been developed for occupational therapists (O.T.), physiotherapists (P.T.) and speech language pathologists (S.L.P.) who provide early intervention therapy services to Aboriginal children, families and communities in B.C. It is hoped that the information in this guide will support interdisciplinary therapy professionals in designing and delivering early intervention programs in
Aboriginal communities that are meaningful, effective and culturally safe.