Our program mission is to strengthen the abilities of children with special needs and to enhance opportunities for them to participate in their community. Children with special needs will be seen as contributing and valued members of their community.
The Occupational Therapy Program provides early intervention services for children 0 – 6 years of age where there are concerns regarding physical, sensory, behavioral and/or cognitive development.
Therapy Programs operate under a Family Centered model of care in which the role of the family is recognized and respected. Services are child focused and provided in the setting that best meets the child’s needs whether at home, in school, on the playground or in the clinic. This program is funded by the Ministry of Child and Family Development to provide Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services to children from birth to 6 years of age in Nelson, Salmo, Slocan City, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nakusp, New Denver and region.
Pediatric Occupational Therapy aims to improve the child’s functioning in the home, at school and in the community by focusing on his/her sensory and motor skills, emotional development, self-care abilities and play skills.
Referrals to this service can come from a doctor, public health nurse, teacher, or other community professionals or parents can contact us directly if they have concerns about their child. The participation is voluntary. The information shared is confidential. Parent/guardian consent will be gained prior to initial assessment.
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