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Occupational Therapy​

What does pediatric occupational therapy entail? 

Pediatric occupational therapy focuses on increasing your child’s level of participation in all the activities of their daily life. From teaching your child to sit still, play basketball or fasten buttons, occupational therapists can work with your child to make sure their needs are met in the areas of self-care, play, school/academic-related skills, attention and regulation.

We help solve common challenges children face while having:  
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Gross and Fine Motor Delays

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Developmental Delays

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/dyspraxia

  • Attention & Concentration Problems

  • Learning Problems

  • Restrictive food intake (picky eaters)

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Occupational Therapy
  • 1 meeting with the child and the parents

  • Written document with professional opinion and recommendations

  • Possibility of 1-2 sessions for teaching tools and strategies to parents at the cost of therapy sessions.

Occupational Therapy Evaluation
  • Initial phone consultation 

  • Completion of questionnaires prior to assessment date

  • Developmental assessment with the child

    • 1 hour for children 0-23 months​

    • 2 hours for children 2-11 (pre-school and elementary school)

    • 3 hours for adolescents (secondary school) 

  • 1-hour feedback meeting with parents

  • A comprehensive report (including the treatment plan) 

Occupational Therapy
  • 50-minute individual therapy sessions scheduled on a consistent basis or as needed

  • verbal feedback and home activities provided to parents after each session.

  • Liaising with professionals and teachers to further support the treatment plan

  • Direct observation in the daycare or school setting​

  • Short summary report provided with observations and recommendations. 

  • Provide recommendations, suggestions, and resources for daycare or school staff​

  • 50-minute direct therapy sessions at daycare or school. 

  • Possible involvement of other children in therapy session if targeting social skills and/or behaviour

  • Continuous feedback and suggestions provided to educator/teacher

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