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School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS)

What is SBRS?

School Based Rehabilitation Services [SBRS] include Occupational Therapy [OT], Physiotherapy [PT] and Speech Therapy [ST] for speech needs and is provided to school-aged children in their publicly-funded schools.

Who is eligible for SBRS?

Children attending publicly funded schools are eligible for OT and PT throughout their school career.  Exception – please click HERE for OT.  SBRS speech therapy can be initiated in SK and can continue until school exit.

What can I expect?

SBRS referrals must be initiated by schools and agreed upon by parents/guardians.  Once a referral is received, your child will be placed on a waitlist.  When your child’s name gets to the top of the list you will be contacted.  OT and PT services are provided on a consultative basis;  speech therapy is generally provided on a treatment basis.

Since January 1, 2019, Lansdowne Children’s Centre (LCC) has been the Contract manager for the delivery of School Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) in publicly-funded schools in Brantford/Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk regions.

Lansdowne continues to provide these services in Brantford/Brant and works along with service providers from CBI to provide the existing services in Haldimand and Norfolk. The contracts with CBI are in place until December 31, 2019. All children and youth and their families will continue to receive SBRS through these service providers for this time period.

Should you have questions we encourage you to contact our SBRS Intake Coordinator, Susanne Williams, at or 519-753-3153 ext 313