Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on the activities or work that occupies a person's life. Since play is the work of children, it is through play-based activities that children learn the life skills they require. It is important to focus on making learning these skills meaningful and functional while being creative and fun.
This includes learning:
Our practice focuses on the value that families come first, and that in order for therapy to be effective, it has to work within the family framework. We offer therapy at our private clinic, during home visits, and/or through consultations with schools, daycares, and other organizations.
Paediatric OTs often work with children with disabilities and/or developmental delays. We specialize in working with families and their children with:
Therapy begins with a thorough assessment of your child's skills and your family's goals. A therapy plan is generated which may recommend direct therapy or consultation as necessary. A report is written to share these goals with other service providers. Every six months reassessments monitor progress and update goals.
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) use play-based activities to teach children how to improve their functioning with:
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders to assist with their learning of new skills. They can:
If your child would benefit from more sessions, then we have a trained Therapy Assistant who can continue to work with your child on OT/SLP/BC goals throughout the week. This can be really helpful for more intensive programs and is a cost effective way of increasing your therapy hours. For those with government funding, we can bill the therapy assistant through the Autism Funding Unit (AFU) as a Behaviour Interventionist (BI) or the At Home Program (AHP) as a Rehab Assistant.