OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

 OCCUPATIONAL

THERAPY 

Evaluations and treatments offered for:
 
  • Global developmental delay

  • Dyspraxia

  • Feeding difficulties and disorders

  • Gross and fine motor delay

  • Sensory particularities

  • Writing difficulty

  • Difficulty aquiring indepence in everyday activities

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Genetic syndromes

  • Intellectual disabilities

 

 

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How can occupational therapy help my child?

As explained in the Occupational Therapists Order of Quebec (OEQ) the primary job of an occupational therapist working with children focuses on the child’s achievement of the different activities related to his age category. These include exploring his or her environment, playing, participating in learning activities, writing, crafts, eating, dressing, bathing, making friends. These are known as their occupations. To understand the limitations or obstacles that hinder the performance of daily tasks, the occupational therapist will evaluate the development of motor skills, sensory perception (vision, touch, etc.) and certain functions related to reasoning, thinking and to attention. It is through the improvement of these components that the occupational therapist is able to help the child progress.

Our occupational therapists ensure that the child takes pleasure in the realization of the activities and that they are able to function at their daycare, school, home, and in play. Our occupational therapists use various specialized techniques to help the child and accompany them in practicing certain skills or activities. Games that are pleasant and motivating activities allow the child to understand the challenges and overcome them. Adaptations can also be proposed in order to explain or introduce new tasks that the child has to master so that their understanding and acquisition are facilitated. To promote their success, some changes to the environment or the equipment used can be offered. When necessary, it is possible to use government programs where some equipment could be acquired, for the home and / or daycare. One of our occupational therapists can help guide parents and educators through this process.

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DYSPHAGIA

AND FEEDING DISORDERS

Does your child present any of the following?
 
  • Disorder of the masticatory muscles

  • Reduction in salivation

  • A refusal to eat

  • Difficulty introducing new foods

  • Suction disorder

  • Swallowing disorder

How can occupational therapy help my child who has a difficulty with feeding?

 

Feeding in children may appear to be easy but unfortunately this is often not the case. At Enfants en Équi-Libre we are frequently working with children who are presenting difficulties related to feeding. Our occupational therapists are specifically trained and equipped to work with children with dysphagia, swallowing disorders and feeding disorders.

 

Our occupational therapists can provide a detailed evaluation and prepare an individualized treatment plan according to the needs of each child. Several signs can indicate the presence of a possible feeding disorder, here are a few:

  • Decreased appetite or a tendency to forgo certain foods

  • Fear or refusal to eat

  • Presence of food residues in the mouth after the meal

  • Frequent need to clear the throat

  • Regurgitation

  • Weight loss

  • Frequent Pneumonia

  • Chocking or wet cough during or after meals

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Increased salivation

 
Therapy and management of visiual impairments in children

 

 

Our therapists are specifically trained and equipped to work on eye movement and visual processing problems in children.

Occupational therapists work with many clienteles who are prone to developing vision problems. Children with visual deficits can experience effects that can interfere with daily activities and learning such as reading, writing, playing, hand-eye coordination, etc. Over time, these can impair the child from reaching his or her full potential!

Working alongside optometrists, our occupational therapists can create and implement an individualized treatment plans in order to increase abilities related to vision.

 

TREATMENT 

FOR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

 
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