The BC Centre for Ability offers a full spectrum of interdisciplinary therapy services to support the needs of children and youth.

Founded on research, clinical best practice, evidence, and compassionate care, we help families enhance their child’s development and successfully navigate life transitions.

Our commitment is to provide outstanding support to families and ensure the positive health of each child in the environment where they live, learn, and play.

Early Intervention Therapy Services includes social work for families of children from birth to 5 years of age. To learn more about social work services in this program, click here.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with evaluating and diagnosing movement challenges. Physiotherapists work with parents and other caregivers to address a child’s motor development difficulties with therapeutic activities in various environments. The goal of physiotherapy is to help each child participate in their community as independently as possible.

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps children engage in everyday living, including play, self-help and participation in family and childcare routines. In collaboration with caregivers, Occupational Therapists screen, assess and develop therapeutic recommendations to support physical, cognitive and self-regulation skills across a variety of environments. Individual and group programs, including parent/caregiver education sessions, help maximize independence.

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School-based Occupational Therapy

School-based Occupational Therapy provides support to students, educational staff, and parents in achieving student educational goals, using a model of collaborative consultation. Occupational Therapists evaluate how a student’s ability to participate in school and at home is influenced by his/her environment and physical, cognitive and self-regulation skills.

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Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-Language Therapy is offered by professional Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) trained in human communication, its development and disorders, and eating and swallowing problems. SLPs screen, assess, identify and develop programs to help children develop strong speech, language and communication skills. SLPs teach strategies to parents and caregivers to help children understand and produce language, and communicate more effectively.

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