Occupational Therapists focus on your child’s ability to participate in meaningful activities. This includes play, self-care (e.g. sleeping, eating, toileting, dressing, bathing, grooming), spending time with friends/family, attending preschool/daycare, and participating in other community activities (e.g. going shopping, to the playground, community programs).
Occupational Therapists look at a child’s:
- Regulation (attention, activity level, emotional regulation)
- Sensory Processing (how your child takes in and responds to sensory experiences)
- Cognitive development
- Social development
- Play skills
- General motor skills
- Fine Motor skills (e.g. hand dominance, how your child picks up and handles toys/objects, building skills, puzzle skills, cutting and paper/pencil skills)
The First Step
If you have a question about your child’s needs, or concerns about assessment or intervention, please call Jennifer Furey, Therapies Supervisor, at 250-549-1281 Ext. 223.
Please complete our referral form if your child is under 5 years old. We offer services to children from birth until they are eligible to enter Kindergarten. Click Here to access the form. NONA Therapies Programs are voluntary and free of charge.
NONA Therapies Programs Supervisor
If you have a question about scheduling or an appointment time, please call Alison Niebergal, NONA Therapies Assistant, at 250-549-1281 Ext. 218.