Occupational therapists (OT’s) work with infant and children and youth, to improve their physical, cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor skills.
Our OT’s work with kids who have the following concerns or difficulties:
Fine Motor Delay: weak hands and/or tires easily when completing fine motor tasks; difficulty with printing tasks such as letter formation, sizing and spacing, difficulty with dressing such as with buttons, cutting with a knife or holding a fork.
Executive Functioning Difficulty: Very disorganized, looses or forgets things, misses tests/class assignments, struggles with emotional regulation, difficulty following multiple step directions, struggles with impulsiveness.
Coordination Difficulties: Difficulty learning and/or coordinating gross motor tasks (i.e. riding a bike, skipping, hopping, stairs); Low muscle tone; clumsy, trips and falls easily.
Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties : we are happy to see you for feeding concerns through our specialized feeding team. Please look at our feeding team information
Goals during our sessions together may include the following:
Breaking down tasks to find the root cause of the difficulty.
Providing activities to work on gross motor and fine motor skills
Exploring emotions through a structured program such as Zones of Regulation or the Alert program
Creating systems for school and home that will help to organize your child
FEES AND PAYMENT
Initial Appointments (60 minutes) - $155
Follow-Up Appointments (30-60 minutes) - $155/hour
Payment is due at the beginning of the appointment. We accept e-transfer, debit or credit card.
Most extended health plans will provide some coverage for occupational therapy. Please check with your provider for more detailed information on benefits available to you. We do not directly bill third parties; however, we will provide you with a receipt that can be submitted to your provider for reimbursement.
We accept the At Home Program Funding and Autism Funding (AFU) and our OT is RASP approved. We are not covered by MSP.
What to bring to first appointment:
Any reports that might be relevant (ie. report cards or previous therapy or physician notes)
Any school work that would demonstrate areas of difficulty (printing, colouring pages, notes from teachers)
Our initial appointment and follow ups are typically 1 hour long (45 min direct treatment with 15 min parent education/charting).
In our first appointment, we will review consent information and get a detailed history of the issue and create goals for the following therapy visits. We are happy to work with you on a consultative basis or on a regular basis. We have seen the most success has been with a consistent schedule of therapy visits.
We also can provide a report for schools if requested (for additional costs).
Kids Clinic strives to provide exceptional care to our clients and their families. We aim to provide care in ways that best meet your needs and schedules. However, missed clinic appointments and frequent cancellations do impact our ability to provide quality services.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call or email us at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations or missed appointments with less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a charge of 50% of the appointment fee.