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Occupational Therapy

at Lansdowne Children's Centre

in Brantford, Caledonia, Dunnville and Simcoe

What is Occupational Therapy? (OT)

Occupational Therapists (OT) at Lansdowne Children's Centre work with infants, children and youth. and their families, to improve skills and participation in daily activities. OT focuses on fine motor skills, typically thought of as the use of hands and upper extremities. Fine motor skills include activities such as reaching, grasping and manipulating objects with your hands, and can also involve vision, specifically visual motor skills, often referred to as hand-eye coordination.

Areas we work on in occupational therapy:

  • Feeding (using a fork or spoon or cup)

  • Self-care (getting dressed, brushing hair, brushing teeth)

  • Playing (gripping toys, stacking blocks)

  • Printing and drawing (using a pencil or crayon)

  • Cutting with scissors (using tools effectively)

  • Emotional regulation (getting calm, alert, and ready to learn, play and/or interact with others)

Occupational Therapy Supports

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Development Checklist, Early Years Milestones

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Occupational Therapy at Lansdowne (OT)

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School-Based Occupational Therapy (SBRS-OT)

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What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational therapists (OT) are health care professionals who help people to resume or maintain participation in a variety of tasks – their occupations (jobs), leisure and social activities, getting around, caring for themselves and their home, and much more. A child's occupation is to play, and to learn through play, so an occupational therapist will help an infant/child/youth to reach their potential in developing skills necessary to enage with their environment and the people and objects around them.

What is an Occupational Therapy Assistant?

Occupational therapy assistants (OTA) work under the direction of an occupational therapist to provide a treatment plan for each client. This may include activities such as teaching a client and their family the proper way to move from a bed into a wheelchair, how to do therapeutic exercises, or complete daily living tasks. 


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Are you passionate about helping infants, children and youth realize their potential? Are you seeking a career in pediatrics? Discover why team members join Lansdowne Children's Centre.

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