OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY VANCOUVER Therapeutic plans for all ages and conditions

Occupational Therapists (OT’s) are trained to treat a wide range of physical and sensory needs. It is a unique field that work with patients of all ages, ranging from newborn babies to elderly adults. While OTs can help patients in all age groups, the goals of therapy and structure of sessions are different for adult and pediatric patients.

Occupational Therapy for Infants, Toddlers and small Children
Although children do not have occupations in the same sense that adults do, their daily activities are considered “occupations” that can be addressed by OTs. The skills targeted in pediatric occupational therapy are typically different than goals targeted in adult occupational therapy, as they will focus on skills needed to learn, play, and socialize. This might also include working on sensory processing issues and speech or language delays.

Our multidisciplinary team of Speech Pathologists, Board Certified
Behaviour Consultants and Occupational Therapists work together to address every aspect of the child’s developmental needs. In order to keep children engaged during an occupational therapy session, the sessions may also incorporate games or other fun activities.

The parents will also be involved in pediatric OT sessions, in order to incorporate these targeted skills into activities at home during daily routines.