The role of the occupational therapist is to screen for difficulties that children may experience in their daily living activities, both at home and at school. Specifically they will address activities such as dressing, grooming, eating, bedtime routine, homework and play. If needed, the occupational therapist will further assess the underlying sources for their difficulties, in terms of:
Gross motor skills (running, jumping, ball manipulation, etc.)
Fine motor skills (writing, cutting, buttoning, etc.)
Sensory processing skills (taking in sensory stimuli and responding to it adequately)
Visual-perceptual skills (recognition of shapes, colors, objects, positions in space, etc.)
Organizational skills (strategies used to organize oneself in the environment)
Behaviour (promoting skills for listening and following directions)
Social skills (fostering social play skills and promoting appropriate peer interactions).
The information gathered throughout the evaluation process contributes to the development of an individualized treatment plan for the child and allows the occupational therapist to provide recommendations for both parents and teachers to promote optimal participation of the child in his activities.
Our highly skilled psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and other licensed mental health professionals assist patients in their self-discovery, learning, and recovery process through therapies such as:
Individual and group therapy
Electroconvulsive therapy or medication (as needed)
Social support services
Our Approach to Adult Psychiatric Services
When you come to us for care, you will benefit from the expertise of a sensitive, compassionate, and highly skilled team of mental health specialists who tailor treatment to your individual needs.
We treat adults with a wide range of mental health concerns, including:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Substance use and alcohol addiction
After conducting a comprehensive assessment, your care team personalizes a plan of care that may include individual or group/family counseling, medications, skills training for getting along with others, and behavior modification.
A child’s emotional problems can surface in a number of areas such as school performance, home behavior, and peer relations.
What may begin as a “stage” can turn into disruptive, counterproductive or even dangerous behavior.
experienced staff provide each child with an individualized evaluation and treatment in the setting least disruptive to the lives of the child and family.
Child & Adolescent Program
our Clinic serves children and adolescents up to age 18 years old with emotional and behavioral disorders including ADHD, anxiety, mood, and adjustment disorders.
The Child and Adolescent our Clinic offers children, adolescents and their parents a wide range of mental health treatment options in a less restrictive setting.