Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a profession that helps people of all ages with a wide variety of skills.

Occupations are the tasks you complete each day that are necessary and meaningful to you. For children and adolescents, their occupations may include self-care, learning at school and play.

Play incorporates many skills including gross motor skills, that allows you to climb the play equipment and ride a bike and fine motor skills to help with activities like drawing and board games. 

Play also includes social skills that allow kids to play with other peers. These skills include following rules, taking turns, playing fairly and understanding their own emotions and others emotions to engage with peers. 

Another major occupation in a child and adolescents’ life are activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs are fundamental skills that are required for daily life which include activities of toileting, dressing, eating, grooming and personal hygiene. These tasks require gross motor, motor planning, cognitive and fine motor skills in order to complete these activities. Our OT’s help target these skills in order to assist our clients become more successful and independent in their day to day lives. 

Sensory processing is foundation to our ability to engage with the world. It is the body’s ability to receive sensory information into the nervous system, process it and then allow the body to respond appropriately. Sensory processing can affect every aspect of a person’s function, from posture while sitting and standing, catching a ball, engaging in the classroom and participating in friendships. Our OT’s work with our clients and their families to assist them to develop skills and strategies to regulate their sensory systems and engage more successfully and positively in their daily activities. 

Our team of occupational therapists have a wide range of skills and strategies to help children of all ages and abilities succeed with their occupations, through a variety of evidence based interventions including 

✔ Astronaut Program ✔ COGMED ✔ Interactive Metronome ✔ Play based therapy ✔ Secret Agent Society ✔ Social Thinking Curriculum ✔ SOS Approach to Feeding  ✔ Superflex  ✔ The Alert Program ✔The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration MNRI ✔ Therapeutic Listening  ✔ The Zones of Regulation

Our OTs are experts in helping anyone to learn, develop and maintain all skills needed for daily life.

If someone in your family would benefit from occupational therapy, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help!

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