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
- 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.