Pediatric Occupational Therapy is all about helping children and youth improve in all areas of life.
Gross Motor Skills
Motor Coordination, Strength, Balance, Mobility
Dressing, Feeding, Toileting, Hygiene
School & Play
Attention and Arousal Level, Social Interaction
Fine Motor Skills
Hand Dominance, Grip Strength, Dexterity, Bilateral Coordination, Printing
Sensory Processing and Emotional Regulation
What does a treatment session look like ?
Treatment sessions are generally conducted 1-on-1 at the clinic, at home or in the community depending on family preference. Caregivers are strongly encouraged to attend and observe/participate in the session so that they are able to transfer learned strategies from the session to other settings such as at home and in the community
Sessions are booked for 1 hour in total. Each OT session is approximately 45 minutes of direct intervention, with 15 minutes for caregiver education and documentation. The session also includes program planning and set up beforehand as well as after session clean-up.
Treatment sessions can also be offered through Telehealth, which may be helpful during these unprecedented times, particularly for immune-compromised clients
Telehealth and phone meetings can be scheduled for caregivers who are looking for additional resources and home strategies to try with their child in between OT sessions
Funding Options for OT Services
Private or Extended Benefits
Rachel holds a Master degree in Occupational Therapy and is a Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP).
Her passion for pediatrics started early with a fieldwork practicum in the school setting, working the summers at the Rehab Centre for Children’s camp programs, then working full-time as a community OT at the Rehab Centre for Children. Rachel has experience working with preschoolers, school age children and adolescents in home, school, community-based settings and private practice. She has provided occupational therapy assessments, treatment and consultation to children, parents and school professionals.
She provides treatment sessions to children and adolescents affected by Developmental Delays, Gross and Fine motor delays, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorders, Dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome, Concussions and more. Rachel is passionate about creating a collaborative working relationship with parents and other professionals to promote the development of skills necessary for success.
Area of Service
Our Pediatric services are currently offered
from Chilliwack to Surrey and Coquitlam.