Aboriginal Occupational Therapy (AOT)

Laichwiltach Family Life Society - Occupational Therapy Services provide family-centred care. We work with families in the office, home and within the community.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists work with children to target problem areas through playful interactions, grading the activities so that the child can succeed. Treatment is geared toward increase in social participation, self-regulation and motor skilled acquisition.

Early assessment and treatemtnt leads to greater possibility of overcoming or reducing the severity of the problem.

Who do we see?

Occupational therapy services are provided to aboriginal preschool-aged children (birth to school entrance) with the following concerns:

  • gross and fine motor difficulties
  • difficulty with printing or drawing
  • poor attention and organization skills
  • body awareness, body scheme (struggles with personal space)
  • low muscle tone, muscle strength
  • motor planning and coordination (clumsy)
  • self-care skills (dressing, feeding, grooming, toileting)
  • visual perceptual skills and spatial awareness skills
  • developmental delays
  • self-regulation difficulties (tantrum with transitions, problem sitting still/fidget often
  • sensory processing problems (becomes bothered by loud noises, crowds, under/over reacts to pain)

Services available to families include:

  • assessment
  • consultation
  • therapy
  • inservices/workshops
  • liaison with other professionals invlved with the child and family

Areas Served

  • Campbell River
  • Gold River
  • Saywad
  • Tahsis
  • Quadra Island
  • Cortes Island

Referrals

Referrals come from a variety of sources:

  • parents/carefivers
  • doctors/nurses
  • preschool/daycare staff
  • support staff

 

For more information call Cara Covas @ (250) 286-3430: extention 133

 


 

Laichwiltach Family Life Society - Occupational Therapy program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. There is no charge for this service.