Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational therapists use evidence-based assessment and treatment strategies to support children and families with selecting and participating in meaningful activities.

Occupational therapists use evidence-based strategies to understand the multiple factors of the environment, activity, and person which impact engagement in meaningful activities. We strive to support lifelong health and well-being through participation in meaningful activities.

Program Details:

  • In-person and/or home-based sessions  
  • 1:1 service  
  • 3-5 months of service (can vary depending on client)
  • Each session is 45 minutes in length 


  • Individuals with an ASD Diagnosis 
  • Ages 2-18

What You Will Learn:  

  • Supporting your child’s sensory and emotional needs 
  • Supporting your child’s attention and thinking skills (e.g., ability to plan, start, and complete tasks)
  • Self-care skills (activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, feeding, basic hygiene)
  • School skills (matching & sorting, colouring, cutting, writing, reading)
  • Play & social skills (identifying play level, turn taking, initiating interactions)
  • Gross motor skills (balance, coordination, throwing, catching, kicking)
  • Fine motor skills (writing, using cutlery, dressing)

The OT will work with you to identify what your child wants to do or needs to do. They will look at your strengths and resources as well as what parts of the environment encourage or prevent the child from engaging in desired activities.

Treatment may involve making adaptations to the environment or activity and supporting the child with developing new skills.

Progress towards goals will be monitored over time and adjustments to the treatment plan will be made as needed.

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