Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services

Experienced Paediatric and Infant Occupational Therapy

We offer home-based services from experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapists with over 15 years working with infants. Our Occupational Therapists can assist with the following: delays in achieving infant or toddler developmental milestones; overcoming feeding challenges in infants and toddlers; assess safety in swallow in children affected with neurological chromosome and developmental anomalies or challenges.

Our Occupational Therapists have experience of working with a feeding team promoting an increased acceptance of foods in children who will consistently refuse to eat or have very selective diets (only accepting to eat a certain texture or certain food group). We are happy to discuss your individual needs if you feel that our OT service may be required.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

“Watching a child makes it obvious that the development of his mind comes through his movements. ”
— Maria Montessori

What does a paediatric occupational therapist do?

  • OTs assess the developmental milestones of the child keeping in mind the child’s fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, feeding and sensory needs.
  • OTs could offer strategies to develop fine motor skills in order to get the hand ready for play and school. Did you know that tummy time would allow for better development of your baby’s hands?
  • OTs can offer strategies for parents to better understand their highly sensitive child whose anxiety is quick to rise and slow to calm.
  • Does your child dislike or avoid or constantly seek various sensory inputs such as noise, lights, different touch, dislike of cuddles, need for movement….???

When do I know my child can benefit from the services of an OT?

  • Does she appear floppy? Is my baby holding her head up straight?
  • Does my baby bring her feet and hands to her mouth? Is she holding objects with both hands to bring to her mouth to explore?
  • Is my baby showing any delays in her developmental milestones?
  • Is my baby playing appropriately with toys for her developmental age?
  • Is feeding your baby stressful? Does she gag or cough when being fed. Is she refusing her solids or is progressing too more textured food challenging?

Our Occupational Therapy service is covered by most insurance companies, please check with your insurance company on the level of coverage. Our Paediatric Occupational Therapy service is currently available in Toronto and the GTA and in Calgary. Please contact us today for more details on our Toronto Paediatric Occupational Therapy or our Calgary Paediatric Occupational therapy services.

***Paediatric Occupational Therapy – Coming soon to Vancouver & Ottawa***

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