Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy (OT) is inspired by what brings your child joy, confidence, and pride.
What is OT?? The main goal of (pediatric) OT is to support participation in the day-to-day life skills and experiences that are most important to your child (and your family).
Occupational Therapists start by working closely with families to do some detective work (why is this activity so challenging/not working out)?
Next, we work together to find creative solutions to meet the goal. There are 3 ways we might do this: (1) develop skills, (2) adapt the activity, and/or (3) adjust the environment.
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Kettle Valley Kids OT Clinic
OT sessions may take place in your home, the community, virtually, or at our newly-designed, Upper Mission clinic.
In-clinic vs. out-of-clinic?
There are benefits to both in and out-of-clinic sessions. Check out the drop-down list below to explore which may work best for your child/family (you can also opt for a combination of both)!
- Access to unique sensory, gross motor, or positioning equipment/materials to explore what may support your child’s goals.
- Opportunity for your child to initially practice new or challenging skills without the distractions of home (i.e. toys, siblings, electronics).
- Incorporating novel toys, games, and equipment can provide a degree of excitement when working on challenging and less motivating activities (i.e. handwriting).
- Sensory and gross motor equipment can provide in-session regulation for after-school sessions.
- In-clinic sessions are offered at a reduced rate, since there is no travel time or costs for the therapist.
- Skills can be practiced in the natural environment where your child will be doing them, which can increase their ability to generalize skills outside of OT sessions.
- Sessions at home can mean fewer transitions and less time out of the day for your child to attend OT. In an increasingly busy world, simplifying your child’s schedule can often be beneficial.
- During home OT sessions, toys/equipment/materials from around the house can be more easily incorporated to work on your child’s goals.
- Parents/caregivers may find home sessions are easier if there are other children at home during OT.