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Pediatric Services

Occupational Therapy

At Beyond Speech Therapy Services we offer a Occupational Therapy services for children, including personalized therapy plans as well as group therapy programs! To book an initial appointment please reach out to us via email - remember to include what area(s) your child requires support in, as well as your general availability. We look forward to working with you and your family! 

Our Occupational Therapists can provide support in the following areas:

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Regulation

Self-regulation is a person’s ability to adjust and control their energy level, emotions, behaviours and attention. Self-regulation is an important tool that we use to support our ability to participate in activities!

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ADLs

Occupational therapists can support individuals in their activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, teeth brushing, and independently using the bathroom (potty training). Beyond Speech can provide strategies and resources to support your child in being more independent in basic routines.

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Fine Motor Skills

OTs can support your child's fine motor development which can affect areas such as using utensils, completing simple fine motor tasks, and writing skills. Fine motor abilities play a big part in most people's daily lives and can be targeted through a variety of strategies and in various activities. 

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Social Communication

Social Communication allows individuals to comfortably interact/play/share and engage with each other on a day-to-day basis. Social communication can be addressed with your occupational therapist using through play-based therapy! 

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Cognitive Skills

Cognitive skills and executive functioning are directly supported by several complex processes including attention, memory and problem solving. These skills impact your child's ability to engage with their environment effectively. 

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Gross Motor Skills

Gross motor skills include skills such as jumping, running, walking, climbing up stairs etc. Occupational therapists can support a child in the gross motor skills that they require to participate in the community.

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Feeding & Picky Eating 

Some children struggle with new foods and may stick to a very restricted diet due to food aversions. Our Speech Therapists offer feeding strategies and a graded approach to trying new foods that will allow your child to feel both comfortable and empowered at mealtimes. 

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Augmentative & alternative

communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to non-verbal communication. This can be "low-tech" using paper materials and pointing or "high-tech" using a device such as an iPad. Occupational therapists look at AAC from an access perspective and can support an individual alongside an SLP in determining what AAC would be appropriate for them.

In-clinic Services

In-home Services

School Based

Services

Group Therapy

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