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Occupational Therapy

1to1’s Occupational Therapists offer assessment, education and treatment for infants, children, adults and seniors.

Our therapists have the training and knowledge to treat mobility, fine motor, gross motor, feeding, self-regulation, sensory and social issues. Occupational Therapists also assess wheelchair and seating issues (including equipment trial).

1to1 offers safety programs that ensure both living environments, classroom and work settings are accessible and safe. 1to1’s Occupational Therapists can assist with equipment such as grab bars, ramps and chair lifts as well as customized rooms in the home or modification of classroom equipment.

Where can I get help from a 1to1 Occupational Therapist?

1to1 Therapy offers private Occupational Therapy in the home, community in York Region, Peel Region and Toronto and at our clinic located in Markham.

Who are 1to1’s Occupational Therapists?

1to1 offers highly qualified Occupational Therapists by ensuring that their training and education is current and cutting edge. 1to1 currently has Occupational Therapists that can provide support in a variety of languages. 1to1 Occupational Therapists are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).

What services are offered?

The Occupational Therapy program offers comprehensive assessment, treatment and consultation in an interdisciplinary environment. Collaboration with other disciplines is available as needed. Treatment location, time and goals are individualized to meet the needs of the client and family.

Occupational Therapy is an evolving field and our therapists are always seeking new credentials, experience and training to be able to provide therapy of the highest caliber. Some of their certification and experience include:

Children’s Services:

  • ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADP (Assistive Devices Program)
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dyspraxia (impaired motor planning)
  • Fine Motor Delay
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Handwriting Without Tears® and Loops and Other Groups® for Handwriting
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Neurodevelopmental Delay
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Sensory Integration
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding
  • The Zones of Regulation® for Self-Regulation

Adult Services:

  • ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • ADP (Assistive Devices Program)
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Home Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Parkinson’s Disease and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Stroke

What is an Occupational Therapist?

  • A professional with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy trained in identifying and addressing issues that interfere with a client’s ability to perform activities that are important to his or her day-to-day life.
  • Trained to complete both standardized and informal assessments in a variety of areas, including handwriting and fine motor issues, gross motor issues (balance and coordination), visual perceptual issues, visual motor integration, sensory processing, self-regulation and feeding issues.
  • Trained to develop and deliver evidence-based intervention plans through direct intervention and consultation with family members, professionals, classroom and resource teachers.

Why is Occupational Therapy Important?

  • Early intervention is optimal for the remediation of functional issues
  • Children in elementary school are developing crucial life skills in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure, which they will require for years to come. Occupational Therapy can enable children to become more independent and confident in these areas
  • Children are at risk of being teased and self-esteem issues, which may affect social and academic participation
  • Home safety checks
  • Home safety modifications including:
    • Grab bars
    • Stair lifts
    • Bed rails
    • And many more
  • Wheelchair/walker or seating assessments

What are the Advantages of Occupational Therapy?

  • Remediation of a functional issue that can have a lifelong social, academic and vocational impact
  • Increased confidence, self-awareness and participation
  • Individualized treatment programs provided via direct instruction
  • Comprehensive assessments
  • Assessment reports which will reveal strengths and weaknesses in the physical, cognitive, social and emotional components that contribute to an individual’s ability to meaningfully participate in his or her daily activities
  • Consultation with the classroom and resource teachers
  • Occupational Therapy goals incorporated into the curriculum
  • Establishing, coordinating and training clients for assistive devices
  • Assessment and application for funding for equipment

How much does Occupational Therapy Cost?

Occupational Therapy may be covered under your extended health insurance benefits, alternatively you may access therapy through funding. All of 1to1’s Occupational Therapists are qualified and licensed.

  • Initial Assessment at our Centre in Markham including Summary Report and Intervention Plan: $185
  • Initial Assessment at home or in the community including Summary Report and Intervention Plan including travel costs: $200
  • Consultation/Treatment Session at our Centre in Markham: $130
  • Consultation/Treatment Session at home or in the community including travel costs: $150