- Lifts and holds head up while on tummy
- Pushes up on arms while lying on tummy
- Moves legs and arms away from surface when lying on back
- Not able to follow a moving object with eyes
- Not able to grasp and hold objects
- Seems very stiff or very floppy
Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps individuals improve their ability to function and participate in everyday activities.
Your occupational therapy team may consist of an Occupational Therapist (OT), who will assess your child and set an intervention plan, and an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA), who helps carry out treatment under supervision of the OT.
Intervention focuses on skill development as well as on creating environments that promote best functioning. Intervention occurs in collaboration with the family and the whole service team.
Occupation therapy aervices may involve:
A referral is required to access Occupational Therapy services. Health professionals, families and clients can complete our online referral form. For more details, you can visit our Intake Services page.
Below are the criteria for Occupational Therapy services:
Children who are currently receiving speech and language services, Intensive Behavioural Intervention(IBI) services and/or Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) services through ErinoakKids or an ErinoakKids subcontractor may access OT services concurrent with their other service(s) as needed
Referrals will be reviewed and services will be determined based on your child’s individual needs.
Developmental milestones are important age-specific skills that are used to help check on how your child is developing.
Below we've listed some milestones that are commonly seen in most typically developing children and when to call for help if your child is not reaching certain milestones.
You are your child's best advocate. If you have any concerns about your child's development, don't hesitate to seek help from your pediatrician or contact our intake services for more information.