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Occupational Therapy

In Edmonton

Occupational Therapy at Instep

Occupational therapy (OT) is a branch of health care that helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems. It helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do everyday things like Self-care, being productive , going to work or school, participating in the community, and sports and Leisure activities.

OT can help them regain independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapists help with barriers that affect a person’s emotional, social, and physical needs.

 

At Instep Physical Therapy we provide Occupational Therapy to our clients. Our Registered Occupational Therapist has more experience in treating children and they have helped them to become more confident & productive.

What Can our Occupational Therapist Offer for Pediatric Patients and Their Families

  • A play-based, strength-based, and family-centred approach to services
  • Fine motor, visual motor, and visual perceptual assessment and treatment
  • Support with pre-printing, printing, cursive writing, and legibility using multisensory activities and the Handwriting Without Tears program
  • Support with sensory processing and sensory needs
  • Education and support with interoception skills and awareness using the Interoception Curriculum
  • Education and support with co-regulation and self-regulation, using aspects of the Zones of Regulation and Social Thinking programs
  • Feeding therapy and education for problem feeders using the SOS Approach to Feeding
  • Support with activities of daily living, including sleeping, dressing, toileting, bathing, and hygiene
  • Support with executive function skills, including focus, attention, planning, and organization

What We Offer for Adult and Neuro Patients

  • A strength-based and client-centred approach to services
  • Upper body assessment and treatment, with a focus on returning to meaningful occupations/activities
  • Support with sensory processing and sensory needs
  • Education and support with interoception skills and awareness using the Interoception Curriculum
  • Support with activities of daily living including sleeping, dressing, toileting, bathing, and hygiene
  • Support with executive function skills, including focus, attention, planning, and organization

Anticipated Assessments

  • Miller Function & Participation Scales – This is the fine motor and visual motor assessment It is standardized for kids aged 2:6 to 7:11. It takes about an hour to administer, about an hour to interview and debrief with parents, and about 2-3 hours to complete interpretation and report writing.
  • Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – This is another fine motor assessment that is done for younger children (pre-kindergarten). This assessment takes a similar amount of time (sometimes broken up into multiple sessions depending on the child’s focus/attention
  • Sensory Profile 2 – This is the sensory assessment. This is done  multiple times in the school setting for children of different ages. It uses questionnaires for caregivers and teachers, so it does not take as long to administer. This assessment can take longer (2-3 hours) to interpret, write a report on, and debrief with families, as it can be complicated.
  • Test of Visual Perceptual Skills, 4th Edition – This is a test of visual perceptual skills for children aged 4:0 to 18:11. This test is done when the OT feel like there is something other than fine motor skills challenges going on. It takes about half an hour to administer, and a couple hours to interpret and write a report.

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