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Occupational Therapy

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists (OT) are health care professionals who can offer many helpful options for children who are experiencing difficulty performing daily tasks.



How do you know if your child needs Occupational Therapy?

Children that might need an Occupational Therapy assessment may be having difficulty in these areas:

  • Self-care skills such as feeding, toileting, dressing, etc.
  • Productivity such as printing, cutting with scissors, colouring with crayons, etc.
  • Play skills such as using toys appropriately, interacting with others, etc.

What can Occupational Therapists at FIREFLY offer your child?

Services are provided to children from birth to age 18 in home, school and/or community settings (e.g., daycare, hospital, etc.). In general, once the referral has been processed and an OT is available to see your child they will need to meet with you for an initial interview to explain what an OT may be able to offer and determine the areas of concern. Following that, they will complete an assessment with your child which may occur at home, school, or in a community setting. After the assessment is complete a report is written providing suggestions that can be reviewed with you and others involved with your child. A plan of action can then be determined based on the ongoing needs of your child. Training and education can be provided to groups upon request based on therapist availability.