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 Pediatric (children’s) Occupational Therapists (OT’s) work with children who are having difficulty doing the “occupations” that they need to do. A child’s number one occupation is play. Other important occupations for young children include self-care activities like sleeping, eating, dressing, brushing teeth etc. For older children, important areas may include developing social skills, learning to read and write, self-regulation, sensory processing, and paying attention in class…

 Pediatric OTs work with clients who have a wide range of daily self-care difficulties, such as 

  • Self-Care Tasks
  • Delayed Fine Motor Skills
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Sensory Processing Differences
  • Toileting
  • Executive Functioning
  • Feeding/Picky Eating
  • Neurodivergent (ADHD/ADD/ASD)
  • Play and Social Skills
  • Mental Health/Anxiety
  • Trauma


An OT can assess a child’s skills, strengths, and their environment to improve their participation in home and school settings. This can be done through formal assessments, observations, play groups, direct therapy sessions, family meetings, and advocacy.  Often, OT’s will work on a team with Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), Physiotherapists (PT), and other support workers. 

For more information about services, please contact (250) 632-3144. Self-referrals are accepted!