School-Aged Active Rehabilitation Services
Centre-based physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology may be available to children with complex physical or developmental disabilities up to age 18 who require assessment, consultation, and/or a block of therapy due to a new or deteriorating or independence-related goal.
Eligibility and Referrals
- Newly acquired condition (e.g. acquired brain injury, post-neuro oncology or post-chemotherapy with neurological sequelae, spinal cord injury)
- Significant recent change or loss in function. Examples: loss of range of motion or mobility; increase in pain; weakness/conditioning after illness or hospitalization; reduced ability to transfer safely or independently
- Adaptive strategies or equipment is required to maximize participation and independence to accommodate for a physical disability when the challenges are not solely related to cognitive delay and the child/youth is demonstrating interest and readiness to work towards the goal (time-limited and goal-specific assessment, consultation, or therapy)
- A child with suspected or identified complex physical or developmental needs who is new-to-area (e.g. refugee) and the family is not sure what their child’s developmental needs are, what services to seek, or how to access them
Referrals can be initiated by parents/legal guardians and primary care providers.