Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario (CRPEO)

The Children Rehabilitation Program of Eastern Ontario helps children regain their mobility, strength and flexibility or helps them adapt to their condition following an accident or illness. The program also helps children living with a developmental delay or other condition improve their coordination and their communication so they can reach their full potential. Our professionals provide assessment services and therapeutic follow-ups in person and virtually.

Who do we serve?

  • Children aged 0 to 6 who live in the United Counties of Prescott-Russell
  • Children 0 to 9 who live in the province of Québec
  • And needing help with one or more of the following conditions:
    • Physical incapacity: fracture, amputation, juvenile arthritis, torticollis, clubfoot, etc.
    • Intellectual disability
    • Developmental delay
    • Down Syndrome and other syndromes
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
    • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    • Issues with language including difficulty with comprehension, articulation, pronunciation, stuttering and swallowing
    • Learning disabilities
    • Asthma
    • Cystic fibrosis

How do we help our patients?

The program offers a number of services to children and their families including occupational therapy; physiotherapy and speech therapy. Our healthcare professionals use games and a child’s natural curiosity to help them improve their skills and development. Evaluation and intervention tools help the child reach his or her full potential.

We work closely with the parents, educators, medical team and community agencies involved in the children’s life. If you have any concerns about the development of your child, our healthcare professionals are here to help.

  • The occupational therapist helps children develop independence with daily activities such as getting dressed, bathing and eating. The therapist also helps children improve their motor skills and their perceptual motor skills necessary to form letters and write.
    • The occupational therapist can help families and children address picky eating and restrictive diets, as well as increase food selection and promote the development of oral-motor skills.
    • Occupational therapy promotes the development of play skills and the processing of sensory input.
  • The physiotherapist helps children improve their overall mobility; strength; balance; endurance;  coordination of movements and cardio-respiratory function.
  • The speech therapist helps children communicate better by helping them improve vocabulary, comprehension and pronunciation. The therapist also helps with reading and writing, stuttering and voice disorders, language delays and swallowing. The therapist also helps children who can’t speak to find other methods of communication.

How to access our services?

  • You can contact the Children Rehabilitation Program directly for an appointment. You don’t need a referral from your family physician although we do accept them.
  • Our services are covered with a valid health card.

About The Program

What to bring

  • Valid health card
  • Previous evaluations, if available

Upon Arrival

  • Please use the Main Entrance and register at one of the self-serve kiosks at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You may use kiosks located on level 1 near the Main Entrance or on level 0 near the Rehab Clinic. Clerks are available to help with the registration process.
  • Take a pager when registering. It will buzz and light up when your turn comes up. Its screen will indicate the room number where to report.

Your first visit

  • The first appointment is by telephone and lasts from 45 minutes to one hour.
  • The therapist will talk with the parents, collect information and plan  evaluation sessions.

Follow-up visits and recommendations

  • Follow-up visits can last from 35 to 60 minutes and their frequency is determined by both the parents and the therapist, according to the child’s condition.
  • For visits with the occupational therapist or physiotherapist, the child should be dressed comfortably so they can move freely. We suggest the child wear comfortable pants, a t-shirt and sneakers.
  • The therapist presents games and activities to the child and also practices them with the parents, so they may play an active role in the treatment plan.
  • A therapist may treat children for several weeks or months depending on the children’s condition and progress they make.
  • Your therapist will record their recommendations and the list of activities to practice at home as well as the dates of upcoming appointments in the child electronic medical record.
  • For information on the creation of an account and how to access your electronic medical record, visit MyChart.

Our team

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Secretaries

Business hours

Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


613-632-1111, extension 52801




HGH – Main Campus
1111 Ghislain Street
Hawkesbury, ON K6A 3G5

The Rehab Clinic is located in Block B, Level 0. View the hospital plan.

External resources

Referring a child for rehab services at Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

  • Parents may phone the Children Rehabilitation Program directly for an appointment at 613-632-1111, extension 52801.
  • We accept referrals from family physicians and care providers. Please fax a letter requesting services at 613-636-6199.


The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) provides more than 40 specialized medical clinics for residents of Prescott-Russell and surrounding region. For a list of clinics, departments and services, visit Refer a patient.