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

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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.

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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Our physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat neurological, developmental and orthopedic conditions in children from birth to school-age. We focus on helping caregivers to maximize movement and improve function to increase the child and family’s quality of life

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School Based Occupational Therapy

School Aged Occupational Therapists (OTs) at the BC Centre for Ability offer services to students, educational staff and parents to achieve student educational goals. OT’s use a model of collaborative consultation to evaluate how a student’s environment, and physical, cognitive and self-regulation skills impact her/his ability to participate in school.

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Social Work

Social Workers for the Early Intervention Therapy Program at the BC Centre for Ability offer services to children with developmental concerns or disabilities, and their families. Social workers work collaboratively with speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists to support families through the psychosocial and emotional aspects of caring for a child with special needs, in order to increase their ability to participate in family and community. When social work services are requested by the family, social workers will become a part of the therapy team.

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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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