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Paediatrics

Our talented team of occupational therapists is dedicated to helping children achieve their maximum potential. We are able to provide families with a well coordinated program that utilizes available funding in the most efficient manner. Our team is characterized by a cooperative spirit and a consistent focus on the needs and priorities of the children and families we serve. Our goal is to assist children in improving their functional abilities in productive play and learning by helping them build physical, cognitive, perceptual and motor skills. We also target improvement in sensory integration and processing and help children build resilience and effective socialization skills. Each child’s program is unique and we encourage you to contact us to so we can learn more about your child’s needs.

Our Approach

We believe the family is an integral part of the treatment program and provide opportunities for parents to be involved in their child’s intervention. We work with children on a 1:1 basis on family centered goals. We work closely with parents, teachers, and other members of the child’s therapeutic team to ensure that skills gained in therapy are transferred to real-life settings including home, school and community.

Initial Assessment

Each treatment program begins with an Initial Assessment to identify the child’s strengths and areas requiring improvement. The assessment draws upon parent interview, standardized test results, observation, a review of clinical reports and feedback from other professionals on the team. A sound assessment is vital in designing an effective and efficient treatment program.

Can We Help Your Child?

We work with children from the ages of 2 to 19. Although a diagnosis is not required, by way of background, we are able to assist children with the following diagnoses:

  • Autism
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Mental health concerns (e.g. anxiety)
  • Dyspraxia
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NLD)
  • Attention Deficit Disorders (AD/HD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dysgraphia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Motor Incoordination
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Rett’s Syndrome

About Occupational Therapy (OT)

OTs use a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning to enable children to maximize participation at home, school and in their communities. OTs provide intervention in the following areas: fine motor skills (hand function), activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, feeding and swallowing), perceptual/cognitive skills (e.g. design copying & sequencing), sensory-motor skills (e.g., motor planning and tactile sensitivity), functional play skills and implementation of specialized equipment (e.g. splints, assistive devices, technology & home modifications). Improvements in these areas enable successful learning, participation in skill building activities and meaningful social connections. Please refer to our OT Indicators resource for more details.

Funders

Our funding sources include:

  • Ministry of Children & Families – Autism Funding
  • Ministry of Children & Families – At Home Program
  • Ministry of Justice – Crime Victims Assistance Program
  • BC Centre for Ability – Community Brain Injury Program for Children & Youth
  • Employer Health Plans
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia

The Function Experts®

Our diverse group of healthcare professionals and services are united by a common purpose, to better understand and improve the function of our clients in the settings that matter to them.

 

 
604-681-9293 - Office
1-888-591-9477 - Toll Free
604-681-8705 - Fax
 
 
#201 - 3997 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5

Regions Served

Metro Vancouver
Greater Victoria
Fraser Valley
Sea-to-Sky
South & Central Island
North Island
West Kootenays
Okanagan Valley