Occupational Therapy (OT)
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists (OT) provide assessment and treatment to enable individuals to participate in day-to-day activities as independently as possible. These activities may include self-care activities such as feeding, dressing or toileting, hand use and fine motor skills. Handwriting problems and visual perceptual difficulties are also addressed in school-aged children.
Who is eligible for Occupational Therapy?
Children living in Brantford and Brant County are eligible for Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services from birth through to their 19th birthday.
Children living in Haldimand-Norfolk are eligible to initiate Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre up until they begin grade one. Children attending grade one and beyond in Haldimand-Norfolk must be referred to the Haldimand-Norfolk Community Care Access Centre for Occupational Therapy services.
What can I expect?
Once a referral to Outpatient Occupational Therapy has been completed, your child will be placed on an Assessment Waitlist. You will be contacted by Central Intake at Lansdowne Children's Centre advising you of the approximate waitlist time. Once a time for assessment can be arranged you will be contacted with the date/time. You and your child will meet at Lansdowne with an OT where general information sharing and informal and standardized testing of skills will occur to determine your child’s abilities and needs in areas relevant to OT. Once the assessment is completed the OT will meet with you and your child to review findings and determine the best plan of intervention for your child.
For further information about Outpatient Occupational Therapy at Lansdowne Children's Centre, or to initiate a referral, please contact:Central Intake 519-753-3153/3154 ext. 206