Occupational and Physiotherapy Program
Our occupational therapist can help with:
- Fine Motor/Hand Skills
- Life Skills and Developmental Skills
- Sensory Processing
- Visual Motor Skills
- Perceptual Skills
- Self-Help Skills
- Behavioral and Social Skills
- Accessing positioning equipment such as bath chairs, feeding seats, car seats, and wheelchairs
- An occupational therapist can assess a child’s skills, strengths, and environment to improve their participation in home and school settings. This can be done through formal assessments, observations, playgroups, direct therapy sessions, family meetings, and advocacy.
- Often, occupational therapists will work on a team with speech-language pathologists (SLP), physiotherapists (PT), and other support workers.
Our physiotherapist can help with:
- Muscle strength and muscle tone
- Range of motion of joints
- Quality of movement
- Exercise tolerance
- Motor and reflex development
- Functional abilities
- Pain (type, location, extent)
- Teaching families ways to position and handle their children to help develop muscle control and improve movement.
- Teaching families and your child activities to encourage independent movement.
- Determining the need for specialized equipment, including seating, walkers, standing frames, as well as adapted recreation equipment.
- Assisting your child to participate fully in family and community life.
For more information on our Early Intervention and School Age Programs contact our Early Years Navigator at [email protected]