Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Our team of experienced pediatric Occupational Therapists strive to promote individual growth, enhance self-regulation and increase functional independence using a family-centred approach. We support children of all ages and abilities from birth, pre-kindergarten, school age, through adolescence in reaching their full potential. Individualized Occupational Therapy for children and group-based therapy services are offered in the clinic, home, or other community environments and are available throughout Manitoba and in Northern Ontario.


Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists have advanced experience and training working with children diagnosed with a variety of diagnoses including Autism, Sensory Processing and Regulation Issues, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder, Mood Disorders, Acquired Brain Injuries, Concussions, Neurological Conditions, and those with Feeding Difficulties.


We partner with vestibular physiotherapists, neuro-developmental optometrists, speech and language pathologists, and other medical professionals to ensure a multidisciplinary collaborative approach is used to address your referral needs. We are committed to the highest level of pediatric service provision, investing in ongoing professional development for our staff and by collaborating with parents and primary caregivers to ensure a family-centred approach is used. We use evidenced-based assessment and treatment practices to help children of all ages to reach their full potential! 


Our fully accessible clinic is centrally located at 1431 Corydon Avenue in Winnipeg and provides a welcoming, family-centred environment. Parking is free and there are many amenities just a few steps away.  Enabling Access Inc. has been providing OT services in our communities for 15 years!


Service Areas:

  • Developmental Growth Facilitation
  • Sensory Integration
  • Self-regulation
  • Visual Motor Skill Development
  • Concussion Care and Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Kindergarten Readiness
  • Feeding/Eating Coaching
  • Toileting Coaching
  • Activities of Daily Living Skill Development
  • School-based learning
  • Adolescent Mental Health and Exposure Therapy
  • Wheelchair, Seating and Related Equipment Prescription
  • Home and Vehicle Modifications
  • Group Therapy
  • Transition planning for Adult Services
  • Parent or Caregiver Education
  • Disability Agency Staff Training


SCHOOL THERAPY

We work with schools and/or care providers to ensure monitoring and updating program plans, participating in interdisciplinary team and family meetings, as well as in providing education and training to support staff and aides.  Coaching and consulting with families in providing appropriate strategies and recommendations for child's programming is often critical for development.


Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists have experience and training providing consultative and direct services to children ages 5-21 in schools. We work collaboratively with parents and the child’s school team to support the student’s learning goals, reduce the barriers to participation, and support inclusive learning environments. We have experience supporting students in a variety of school functioning areas including fine motor skill development, sensory processing and self-regulation, environmental modifications, training and education for school personnel, adaptive technology, and self-care skills. Working with students with varying diagnoses, we create individualized educational goals to help each student succeed.



FEEDING/EATING THERAPY

In order to provide the highest quality of feeding services to our community, our therapists use the principles and philosophy of the Sequential-Oral-Sensory (S.O.S.) approach to feeding, which is a researched-based transdisciplinary program geared towards assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties. It offers a systematic  approach to assess and address all the factors involved in feeding difficulties and mealtimes. It is philosophically based on the idea that “the child is always right” and that there are likely underlying sensory components to the acceptance or refusal to food. This program is geared towards “picky eaters” and not “problem eaters.” It requires that children accept at least 5 foods. Our therapists work with children to increase repetoire of preferred foods and coaches parents to assist in making mealtime a positive experience for all.