Occupational therapists (OT’s) work with infant and children and youth, to improve their physical, cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor skills.
OT’s use a variety of activities to help develop milestones, improve skills for school, play and daily skill building.
Seeing an OT might be right for you if your child is/has...
weak or floppy (low tone)
weak hands and/or tires easily when completing fine motor tasks.
difficulty with printing tasks (i.e letter formation, sizing and spacing).
difficulty learning and/or coordinating gross motor tasks (i.e. riding a bike, skipping, hopping, stairs)
difficulty with sensory processing skills
clumsy, and bumps into walls or furniture
overly active and has a difficult time calming down
overreacts or under react to sensations that seem different from others (ie: touch, smell, movement, sound, odour, light.)
developing play skills/ assist with selections of best toys at each stage of development
poor visual motor coordination skills
poor organizational skills
difficulty with executive functioning tasks (very disorganized, looses or forgets things, misses tests/class assignments).
difficulty with transitions and/or changes to their routine
difficulty following multiple step directions.
FEES AND PAYMENT
Initial Appointments (60 minutes) - $155
Follow-Up Appointments (30-60 minutes) - $155/hour
Payment is due at the end of your 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 also 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. growth history or therapy reports)
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 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.