The School-Aged Therapy Program provides school-based occupational and physical therapy services to school-aged children with special needs. The program supports parents, caregivers, teachers and other service providers who work with school-aged children and youth with special needs. The therapist works with family members, teachers and teaching assistant to support the student’s participation, inclusion and access to learning opportunities. The services performed in schools may include screening, assessment, consultation, program planning, assistance in diagnosis, treatment, equipment selection/adaptation, administration, education and research. Services are provided in home, school, childcare and community settings.
The School District and Ministry of Children and Family Development jointly fund the School-Aged Therapy program.