OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES
Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. (WFOT 2012)
Definition of "Occupation": In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do. (WFOT 2012)
Our occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) are trained to address a wide variety of concerns and work toward improving functional performance and independence, and health and well-being, through individualized, family-centered approaches. A few of our OT services include:
- Developmental screening and evaluation.
- Developmental play-based occupational therapy.
- Integrated OT/SLP services (communication in context, social play)
- Feeding and swallowing, evaluation and therapy.
- Fine motor therapy (grasp, finger skills, dressing fasteners, academic tool use, etc.).
- Pediatric hand therapy (i.e. splinting, post-surgical function).
- Handwriting (print and cursive)
- Therapy for orthopedic and neurological injuries and deficits.
- Evaluation and treatment of executive function deficits, sensory processing and modulation disorders.
- Specialized services for Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Seizure Disorders, and Brain Injury.
- Evaluation and therapy of cognitive function and social skills development.
- Assistive-adaptive technology consultation.
- Certified instruction in infant massage.