Font Resizer: FONT + | FONT -
Have an account? Log in
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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

Self-Regulation:                                                                                                                         Understanding and managing challenging behaviour 
How to respond to challenging behavior
Handling challenging behaviours in public
Developing self-regulation

Sensory Processing:
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
Sensory defensiveness
Tactile defensiveness

Building strong relationships:
Serve and return interactions
Circle of Security
Parenting videos for healthy development
Positive parenting approaches

Trauma and stress
Toxic stress
Positive parenting approaches
Parenting videos for healthy development

Building healthy sleep habits
Crying it out

Toilet training readiness and strategies

Fine motor:
Fine motor milestones
Pre-writing skill development
Pre-writing activity ideas
Scissor skill development


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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.