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PEDIATRIC

THERAPY

Developmental Delay

Destination Life has a specialized team children with developmental delays and various neurological, orthopedic and physical dysfunctions. Families are encouraged to be involved in their child's therapy by participating in the Elite Program and working with the child at home.

Fine and Gross Motor

Children's gross motor abilities are aided by Destination Life through growing their physical strength, stamina, balance, coordination, and postural control.

Sensory Processing

We can assist if your child is struggling with sensory processing or motor integration issues. In order to act in a meaningful and consistent way, the brain absorbs, organizes, and reacts to sensory data during this process.

Physical Rehab

Destination Life provided specialized training in diseases that impact growing bones and muscles in children as well as the development of a child's body. They were more motivated to complete their routines because of it. It can help individuals gain better physical and motor control, heal from surgery or overuse injuries, and enhance their overall health.

How to get started?

Talk to your child’s physician regarding your areas of concern, and request a referral for Occupational for an initial evaluation and treatment. You may then call the office to schedule an evaluation. The therapist will then evaluate your child and create an individualized plan of care. Please call any of our locations for an appointment or additional information. If your child has any behavioural issues, we request one parent or guardian join the Elite Program.  

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Elite Pediatric Therapy Program

Meeting Kids Where They Are

Enroll your child today. Life doesn't have to be a daily struggle.

We firmly believe that we cannot heal the child without the parents being involved and created an innovative program in 2019 with that belief at the cornerstone of what we do.  

Our program requires one parent or custody member to be involved in the child's care plan. Each member will need a referral for Occupational Therapy.  If you are paying out of pocket, you are not required to have a referral.

   

Once your referral is received, we will contact you to schedule your appointment. You can request a virtual appointment versus coming into the office. 

For further information regarding payment options, please click here.

Our Clients and Specialties?

We specialize in working with children, teens and young adults with:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Developmental Delays

Behavioral Concerns

Language/ Oral Motor Delays

Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD)

Self Regulation

Stress and Anxiety

Fine Motor/ Handwriting

Feeding

Self-care Routines

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How Does Occupational Therapy Help Children?

A child's life is made up of "occupations," or daily activities that include playing, learning and socializing. Pediatric occupational therapists work with children and their families to help them succeed in these activities throughout the day.  At Destination Life, we meet children where they are.  Our Occupational Therapists support children of all ages by incorporating the occupations that are most important to them.

 

Occupational therapists use a variety of functional activities to promote skills in the areas of:

  • Self-care independence and safety for tasks such as feeding, dressing and bathing.

  • Motor coordination for handwriting, zipping or buttoning clothes, eating with a knife and fork, playing on playground equipment, and coordination for games and sports.

  • Oral motor function for eating, managing food, taking milk from a bottle, and tolerating different food textures and types.

  • Self-regulation and organization for completion of routines and transitions such as bedtime, getting ready for school, mealtime and outings.

  • Visual perception for tasks like puzzles, construction games, pre-reading and pre-math.

  • Community integration and social behavior to help participation in home, school and community activities.

 

Our occupational therapy team will also explore adaptive devices and assistive technology that may help your child achieve his or her maximum potential.

Occupational therapy treatments and techniques focus on skills your child needs to achieve optimal success and independence at home and in the community. Each patient's needs differ, which is why a customized occupational therapy plan is so important.

Common benefits of OT include:

  • Improved school performance

  • Boosted sense of accomplishment

  • Improved social interaction

  • Improved fine & gross motor skills

  • Improved eye-hand coordination

  • Mastering basic life skills

  • Improved ability to self-manage frustration or anger

  • Improved self-regulation

  • Increased play skills

  • Helping with dyslexia, visual processing skills, executive functioning issues, and dysgraphia