Our Services

With its developmental services for youth, Valoris aims to enrich and improve the quality of life and living conditions for children and young adults at risk or with intellectual disabilities so they can improve intellectually, physically and socially in partnership with their family and service providers in the community.

Services include:

  • family consultations;
  • developmental assessments;
  • one-on-one, family or group interventions;
  • respite services;
  • volunteer work opportunities;
  • other services in partnership with different community services.

pdfRead our child developmental services newsletter (January to June 2019) to find out more about our programs and schedules.

Does your child have developmental delays?

If you are concerned that your child may have developmental delays, the list below may help to evaluate his or her abilities. For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your child's abilities - 1 to 6 months old

  • Sucks;
  • opens mouth for bottle or breast when either touches his mouth;
  • indicates sensitivity to body quieting;
  • looks in direction of sound;
  • lifts and momentarily supports head when held with head at shoulder;
  • thrusts arms in no particular direction;
  • swipes at objects;
  • coos and gurgles when content;
  • holds head erect and steady while being carried upright.

Your child's abilities - 6 to 12 months old

  • Imitates peek-a-boo;
  • manipulates toy or object;
  • imitates voice intonation patterns of others;
  • eats semi-solid foods fed by parent;
  • holds and drinks from cup using two hands;
  • maintains sitting position for two minutes;
  • stands with minimum support.

Your child's abilities - 12 to 18 months old

  • Plays near one other child, each doing separate activities;
  • withdraws hand, says no when near forbidden object, with reminders;
  • says five different words (may use same word to refer of different objects);
  • points to three body parts on self;
  • eats table food with spoon independently;
  • takes a few steps without support;
  • builds tower of three blocks;
  • scribbles.

Your child's abilities - 18 months to 2 years old

  • Plays with two or three peers;
  • names five other family members, including pets;
  • takes off coat when unfastened;
  • walks independently;
  • walks upstairs with aid;
  • matches objects with corresponding pictures.

Your child's abilities - 2 to 3 years old

  • Says please and thank you when reminded;
  • combines two-word phrase;
  • says "I", "me" or "mine" rather than own name;
  • asks to go to bathroom, even if too late to avoid accidents;
  • finds front of clothing;
  • jumps in place with both feet;
  • holds pencil between thumb and forefinger;
  • draws a cross (+) in imitation;
  • names action pictures.

Your child's abilities - 3 to 4 years old

  • Will take turns;
  • answers simple "how" questions;
  • tells two events in order of occurrence;
  • dresses self with help on pullover shirts and all fasteners;
  • buttons large buttons on button board;
  • snips with scissors;
  • walks upstairs, alternating feet;
  • names big and little objects;
  • counts to 10 objects in imitation;
  • names tree shapes (circle, triangle and square).

Your child's abilities - 4 to 5 years old

  • Will take turns with eight or nine other children;
  • tells familiar story without pictures for cues;
  • buttons own clothing;
  • goes to bathroom in time, undresses, wipes self, flushes toilet, and dresses unaided;
  • stands on one foot without aid for four to eight seconds;
  • draws simple recognizable pictures, such as house, person or tree;
  • names eight colours;
  • counts by rote from 1 to 20.

Your child's abilities - 5 to 6 years old

  • Explains rules of game or activity to others;
  • tells address and telephone number;
  • cuts soft foods with knife (bananas or boiled potatoes);
  • colours remaining within the lines 95% of the time;
  • names 10 numerals;
  • names five letters of alphabet;
  • names days of week in order.