There will be an occupational therapist (OT) assigned to each school who visits on a scheduled regular basis. The OT will be available to support classroom teachers in developing classroom strategies to support building fine motor skills, activities of daily living and sensory regulation. More direct therapy options will be available for students with additional needs. This may include either group therapy or direct 1:1 service and may be provided by an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Our Occupational Therapists prioritize students who urgently require equipment in order to attend school. If you have a student who would benefit from OT, please visit our Occupational Therapy page.
A phyiotherapist (PT) will be assigned to each school to consult with eligible students, support equipment needs, mobility and participation in physical education and recess. Our physiotherapists prioritize students who urgently require equipment in order to attend school. Learn more about Physiotherapy.
Speech Language Pathology:
Speech therapy (i.e., articulation, motor speech, fluency and voice) will be provided through ErinoakKids SBRS. Language services will continue to be provided through district school boards. Please discuss any concerns you may have about your child/youth's speech with your school board SLP and they will help determine if a referral to an ErinoakKids SBRS SLP is required.
SBRS speech services may be provided through home programming, individual or group treatment with a Speech Language Pathologist or Speech Language Therapy Assistant. ErinoakKids has aligned all preschool services, including Preschool & Speech and Language, to transition to the school age teams in September of the year the child is eligible for Junior Kindergarten.