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Why Choose Papillon for Occupational Therapy?

In 2009, Papillon Family Health launched our ABA therapy services, serving 100s of families in Peel in that time.   More recently, to meet the needs of our families we added Occupational Therapy services and to further enhance our offerings. This new service complements our existing ABA and Speech Therapy offerings, all conveniently located at our existing ABA clinics.    This simplifies access and coordination for families. Our occupational therapists collaborate closely with our ABA and speech therapy teams to tailor comprehensive, integrated treatment plans that support each child’s unique developmental journey.

Streamlined Service Delivery 

By integrating Occupational Therapy with our other services, we ensure a cohesive approach that not only eases family logistics but also enhance a multi-disciplinary service environment.

Clinic Locations

We offer services at our Mississauga and Brampton clinics as well as online or virtual.

What is Occupational Therapy?

An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a qualified specialist trained to assess each individual child’s development and interaction with their environment. Occupational Therapy assists with skill-building to enhance the child’s abilities and independence.

Enhancing Abilities And Independence

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have a variety of unique needs, sometimes involving limited mobility, sensory issues and behavioural challenges. The Occupational Therapist implements strategies and recommends tools to modify their environment for success.

Occupational Therapy is a valuable resource in collaboration with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy. The Occupational Therapist works within the team of specialists to create a unique program to support each child with their specific needs. They can also help families with training and techniques that can be applied at home between sessions and provide advice to teaching professionals.

What does Occupational Therapy involve?

An Occupational Therapist is trained to evaluate a child’s level of ability and identify any obstacles preventing the child from enjoying participation in everyday activities, or developing towards independence.

During the initial evaluation, the therapist may look at several areas, including how the child plays, learns, cares for themselves and interacts with others. This assessment will feed into the individual care plan designed by the therapy team.

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Defining Individual Goals

The program will be designed around each child’s specific needs and capabilities, but the strategies may include goals in the following areas:

  • Physical activities designed to help the child develop coordination and awareness of their body
  • Play activities to encourage communication and interaction skills with others
  • Developing self-care skills such as combing hair and brushing teeth
  • Developing adaptive strategies to aid with coping with transitions

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Coordination with on site ABA and SLP Services

The Occupational therapist will work with the child individually each week and coordinate with the other therapists to ensure that goals are aligned. They will also work with the family to devise ways in which the child can work on these goals outside of the sessions too.

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