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Occupational Therapy


What do Occupational Therapists do?

Pediatric Occupational Therapy is a specialized form of therapy that is designed to help children carry out their daily activities such as in areas of :

  • Personal care: using the toilet, getting dressed, eating a meal, personal care, brushing teeth, etc. 

  • School participation: handwriting development, attending to tasks, participating in PE, using tools and materials, following school routines, etc.

  • Leisure: playing with age-appropriate games and toys, riding a bike, participating in hobbies and sports, etc.

This may be achieved by addressing the underlying factors and skills, adapting the environment or task, or teaching the child strategies to aid their participation.

Who can refer your child to an Occupational Therapist?

Your child can be assessed by our Occupational Therapist to address a specific developmental concern or to enhance a child’s participation in their daily activities by:


  • GP referral

  • School referral

  • Self-referral


Occupational therapy services and programs include (but are not limited to):


  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Development Coordination Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down Syndrome

  • General Developmental Delays (GDD)

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Sensory processing difficulties

What treatment can you expect from our Occupational Therapist?

Our Occupational Therapist collaborates with parents, caregivers, and educators to deliver a child-centered service from birth to 18 years old.


Firstly, an assessment is completed to establish the child’s strengths and challenges. Parents and caregivers are an important part of the assessment and intervention process, and goals of therapy are developed together.


The Occupational Therapist may work with children individually in clinics or in school. In the school setting, occupational therapists also collaborate with teachers to develop strategies and accommodations that support student success.​

Our Occupational Therapist

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