At Canoe Therapy, our Occupational Therapists help children live life to their full potential. They help your child develop practical life skills, self-regulation and problem-solving skills to participate to their full potential in school, self-care and play. Using sensory integration, perceptional motor training and cognitive-based interventions, our therapists analyze the activity a child wants to achieve and find the least invasive way to enable the child to be successful. We then custom design a therapy program that best suits your child’s needs to maximize their independence in all aspects of their life, from play to self-care and from education to adult life roles.
Our Occupational Therapists work closely with family members and school teams to create unique solutions for your child to successfully achieve the task or find a way to work around the challenge while maintaining their maximum independence. Occupational Therapy builds:
- Gross motor skills – balance and coordination for standing, walking and jumping
- Fine motor skills – holding a pencil or fastening a shirt button
- Oral-motor skills – drinking or chewing
- Visual-motor skills – drawing or catching a ball
- Sensory processing challenges – over-responsivity, sensitivity to touch or sound, attending in class
- Writing skills – letter formation and spacing
- Self-help skills – organizational skills and hygiene routines
Always accountable to our industry standards.
Canoe’s team of Occupational Therapists is one of the most qualified in the region. They are experienced, licensed Occupational Therapists, specially trained in pediatrics, including Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening and arousal/self-regulation challenges. Other areas of expertise include: Astronaut Training, Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP approach), Oral Placement Therapy (OPT), Alert Program, life skills and Handwriting Without Tears.
We are accountable to both their clients and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. The College is the self-governing body that ensures ethical, competent and safe practice of Occupational Therapy in Ontario. Following the standards presented by the College, our Occupational Therapists complete annual registration and participate in furthering education, competency assessments and clinical audits to ensure they continue to provide excellent quality of therapy.
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