Paediatric Occupational Therapy
We love being Paediatric OTs as we get to work with our clients and see them flourish in their daily occupations: self-care, productivity and leisure. We work with children to achieve independence. We get to use games and daily activities to help children learn a particular skill or learn alternative ways to do things. We are passionate about providing evidence-based, family-centred supports for children two years of age and older.
We work closely with children, parents and teachers to reduce difficulties with any of the following areas:
- Self-Care: Eating, toileting, dressing, sleeping
- Productivity: Fine and gross motor skills
- Leisure: Play, hobbies and interests
Come and see us, we’d love to help your child grow and thrive in their environments.
Our therapists engage in continuing professional development that exceeds our registration requirements by about five times!
We have completed professional development in the following areas:
- Core Assessment and screening
- Trauma informed care
- Positive behaviour support
- Sensory Processing
- Vestibular assessment and intervention
- Emotional regulation including
- The Zones of regulation program
- Social Skills & Secret Agent Society
- Primitive reflexes
- SOS feeding
- Making sense of mealtimes
- Mental Health First Aid
- Fine Motor and gross motor skills
Layers of Learning Model
The WHR Layers of Learning has been developed to support parents, caregivers, service providers and educators in understanding how our nervous system develops and how each stage contributes to developing skills for everyday living.
You will see the Layers of Learning pyramid which reflects the 5 layers of learning. Each layer of the pyramid represents a different stage of development. You can click on the title of each layer to view overall details about this stage, as well as each individual skill within that stage.
Each layer includes descriptions of foundational skills important to that stage of development. To learn more about each skill, click on the hyperlink. This will open up a text box that contains a detailed description of that skill, and direct you to tabs that suggest relevant assessments and interventions, that your OT might use to learn more about your abilities for that particular skill.
Click the image below, or visit the following link to use our interactive model:
As parents, we understand the importance of providing the best support and guidance for your child’s development. That’s why we’re excited to offer three informative and invaluable resources for you to download: “Vestibular Astronaut Training,” “Interoception,” and “Coregulation.” Download these by clicking on the parent packs below: