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Programs & Services


Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Tertiary occupational therapy serves a range of specialties across the spectrum of care including acute, medical and rehabilitation services with a focus on improving function.

The goal is to enable children to participate as fully as possible in the activities of everyday life, and to support children in continuing to grow and develop skills that support lifelong occupational engagement.

Provides:

  • function based assessment, treatment, consultation and education targeting specific goals
  • service can be provided in isolation of, or in collaboration with various multi-disciplinary clinics
  • service delivery follows a response to intervention approach and may be offered in universal, targeted or individualized formats

Service Streams:

  • Musculoskeletal: Plastics, Rheumatology, Amputee, Arthrogryposis
  • Neurological and Transitions: Driving, Splinting, Treatment Post-intervention, Specialty equipment, Functional Goals
  • Eating, Feeding and Swallowing: Instrumental and Clinical Swallowing assessment, clinical eating, feeding and swallowing management and treatment
  • ACETS: Provision and support of augmentative communication strategies and devices
  • Seating: Provision and support of level B or C wheelchairs and seating systems
  • ECR: development focused multidisciplinary intervention for children under 5

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
Lower Level, Rehabilitation Clinic
Address
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8
Telephone
403-955-7912
Fax
403-476-7756
Accessibility

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapist assistants
Eligibility
  • 0-18 years old
  • complex neuro-developmental and / or sub-acute concerns impacting daily life or
  • an acute change in function and / or medical instability or
  • significant regression of skills or
  • significant risk for deterioration of functioning
  • unable to assess for sole purpose of funding qualification
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

Outpatient splints: cost recovery. On-loan equipment (for short periods of time): minimal costs. AADL cost share.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
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