Occupational Therapy Month:  October 1st – October 31st

What Occupational Therapists (OTs) Do

Various health issues can pose barriers to participating in daily activities. Occupational therapists help people (of all ages) to:

  • learn new ways of doing things
  • regain skills and develop new ones
  • use materials or equipment that makes life easier, or
  • adapt their environment to work better for them.

These solutions help people to do as much as they can – safely and effectively – at home, at school, at work or in other settings.

Did you know?

Did you know that the Jordan’s Principle Program makes referrals to Occupational Therapists at the SSCY Center in Winnipeg? This program is for children from birth to 5 years of age. The occupational therapist has visited NCN in the past, but due to the pandemic, appointments have been held through telehealth.

Occupational therapists (OT) work with you and your child to help them learn or re-learn activities that are important to them. Your OT will help you to identify strengths and resources that will help your child reach their potential.

Frequency of appointments will depend on your child’s needs, stage of development, and how quickly their skills are changing. Your therapist will decide this with you, and it will change over time.

What to expect:

Your therapist will work with you to identify areas of functional concern. They will plan a treatment approach that will use your family’s strengths, and support your child’s progress. Assessments and follow-up are usually 50 minutes long, with time after that to book future appointments. Appointments may be shorter depending on what your child needs and can do.

Depending on your child’s concerns, you may be asked to bring your child a little bit hungry and bring some of their favourite and less favourite foods.

For more information, contact the Jordan’s Principle Program at (204) 484-2585.