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 co-ordination and their communication so they can reach their full potential. Our professionals provide assessment services and therapeutic follow-ups for patients.

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 Western Quebec
  • And suffering from 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 or Asperger’s Syndrome
    • Cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
    • Attention deficit disorders (ADD)
    • 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 manual skills and their perceptual motor skills necessary to form letters and write.
  • The physiotherapist helps children improve their overall mobility; strength; balance; endurance;  co-ordination 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 written communication, stuttering and voice disorders, as well as  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 arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

Your first visit

  • The first visit lasts about one hour.
  • The therapist meets  the parents, collects information and plans  evaluation sessions.

Follow-up visits

  • Follow-up visits can last from 45 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 he or she 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.

Our team

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Secretaries