The Occupational Therapist works with the family to develop a plan to help their children ages 0-5 reach their goals.
Ages: 0 to 5 years
The Occupational Therapist works in the following areas:
Fine Motor Skills - hand function, eye/hand coordination, pre-writing/writing skills. manual dexterity, grasp patterns
Activities of Daily Living Skills - dressing, feeding, grooming, hygiene
Perceptual/Cognitive Skills - design copying, matching, sequencing, color and number concepts, space and position concepts, memory.
Sensory-Motor Skills - body image, body concept, motor planning, bilateral integration, laterality, tactile sensitivity, sensations of movement.
Play Skills - age appropriate toys, social interaction, functional play.
Specialized Equipment - mobility equipment, assisting devices and technology, home modifications, accessibility.
Posture Control - positioning and posture control to increase function Splinting - fabricate splints for neurological or orthopedic concerns
Referrals: Parent/Guardian, doctors, nurse, social workers, and other professionals. Referrals should only be made with parent/guardian knowledge and consent.
Occupational Therapist Resources
What is sensory processing?
About sensory processing
Your 8 senses
How does it impact my child?
Sensory processing challenges
The out-of-sync child
Understanding sensory processing issues
What are some things I can do to help? Heavy work strategies
Toilet training readiness and strategies
For further information, please contact
Child Development Centre
10417 106th Ave, Fort St. John, BC V1J 2M8
250-785-3200 or FAX 250-785-3202