Ross Rehabilitation provides quality Paediatric Occupational Therapy services within southern Ontario.
Our occupational therapists determine which developmental challenges children face, as a result of their disability, by completing a comprehensive assessment and compiling a report outlining the functional implications on their occupational performance in school, play and self-care. Following this, individualized therapy programs are developed directed at improving the functioning of the child within his/her environment. We believe in working closely with the child’s family and multi-disciplinary care team during both the assessment process, as well as during implementation of the therapeutic program.
Attendant Care Needs Assessment:
Our therapists are able to conduct Attendant Care Needs Assessments, as well as retroactive Attendant Care Needs Assessments, in order to identify age-appropriate deficits in self-care due to injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
Hospital Discharge Planning:
Prior to a child’s discharge from the hospital, we provide a comprehensive assessment, education and recommendations for services and equipment aimed at minimizing risks, improving function, and reducing the anxiety related with this important transition. Ensuring a safe and accessible environment upon discharge is crucial in ensuring a successful transition.
Individual treatment is directed toward improving the functioning of the child within his/her home environment, school setting, and/or community. Our team’s extensive experience in various physical, neurological, and psycho-social disabilities ensures that the best quality rehabilitation is provided. Treatment is client centered, personalized, and evidence-based. We advocate for medically reasonable and necessary occupational therapy treatment. Ongoing functional assessments are conducted through the course of treatment to ensure treatment goals are being met and the program is adjusted accordingly. Occupational therapy sessions are provided either in-clinic or at home, and a collaborative approach with the child’s multi-disciplinary team and school resource team is taken to ensure gains are adaptive.
Education, support, and empowerment of the child’s family is critical to the successful implementation of any therapeutic program. Our therapists work closely with the family of the child to ensure continuation of therapeutic gains, and to address any concerns or needs that may arise.
Common Conditions Treated:
- Traumatic Brain Injury / Acquired Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Visual Perceptual Skills
- Fine Motor Coordination
- Gross Motor Coordination
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Attention Deficit Disorders
- Pervasive Developmental Disorders / Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Vision Impairment / Hearing Impairment
- Cerebral Palsy / Paresis
- Learning Disabilities
Senior Paediatric OT, Ross Rehabilitation
Ms. Natalie Heath holds a Master of Occupational Therapy with specialization in paediatrics and has been with Ross Rehabilitation for five years. With more than a decade in practice, she has extensive experience in assessment and treatment of a wide range of paediatric developmental, neurological, and psychosocial disabilities, both in private practice and in community-based organizations. Ms. Heath works closely with our staff occupational therapists and rehabilitation therapists to deliver exceptional paediatric therapy services.