School Aged Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT)

I work with students who are having difficulty doing the activities necessary to participate in the “occupation” of student. I may consult with students, teachers, and parents about:

  • physical accessibility to the school building, washrooms and classrooms
  • equipment if needed for sitting in the classroom, going to the washroom, going on field trips, etc
  •  participation in school activities like printing or writing and/or
  •  using technology when printing or writing is too challenging
  •  self-care activities like eating and dressing
  •  optimum ways for students to be alert yet calm so they can pay attention, learn, and interact successfully with teachers, parents, and other students.

Transition to adult care for children who have been served by BC Children’s Hospital

http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/support-services/transition-to-adult-care

Executive function – If your therapist has talked about executive function, this website may be useful to you.

https://www.landmarkoutreach.org/strategies/technology-support-executive-function/

I-Pad apps – This website talks about I-Pad apps that occupational therapists may use or recommend. I used it to help me to find some cause and effect I-Pad apps for a child.

https://otswithapps.com/

Canada Revenue information regarding claiming medical expenses – If you have had expenses related to your child’s medical or developmental condition, this website may be helpful.

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/tchncl/ncmtx/fls/s1/f1/s1-f1-c1-eng.html#N10D64

Information to help you help your children after parental separation or divorce

http://bc.familieschange.ca/en

Please phone – 250-632-3144 local 207 – or e-mail –tyoung@kitimatcdc.ca – Tara, occupational therapist, if you have any questions about School Occupational Therapy.

PhysioTherapy (PT)

What does physiotherapy for children look like? First, I will discuss your concerns about your child's physical abilities, observe how your child moves, determine what they can do and figure out why some activities are difficult. I may also assess how your child's muscles feel (muscle tone), your child's balance (postural reaction), coordination, motor skills as well as function.

A Physiotherapy plan may include but is not limited to:

  •  Assessment and individual therapy
  • Teaching you ways to position and handle your child to help develop muscle control and improve movement.
  • Teaching you and your child activities to encourage independent movement.
  • Determining the need for specialized equipment including seating, walkers, standing frames as well as adapted recreation equipment.
  • Assisting your child to participate fully in family and community life.

My goal is to help children develop their movement skills to the best of their abilities and to have fun doing so!

Carolyn Watt

CanChild

https://www.canchild.ca/

BC Physio

https://bcphysio.org/

BC Children’s Hospital Library of Resources

https://libraries.phsa.ca/fsrc