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Children are our specialty

Occupational Therapists at Swift Health Services are trained in treating a wide variety of pediatric diagnoses including, although not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental Delays
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Visual Difficulties
  • Behavioral Difficulties

The Swift Advantage

We come to you

 

Serving all of the lower mainland Swift Health offers assessments and interventions at home and in the community (i.e. school, day care).

 

Distance Service Programme

 

Our distance service programme is for children who need access to an occupational therapist but have limited local services. If you know other children in your area also requiring occupational therapy services, Swift Health Services offers parents to share travel costs and each child receives an individual occupational therapy assessment and treatment session.

Parents can implement the occupational therapy recommendations provided by their occupational therapist, knowing that every 8 to 12 weeks you will receive another visit and a review of progress.

The distance service programme is also beneficial for schools in remote areas in BC where occupational therapy services are limited.

Contact us today to learn more about the distance service programme!

 

Online Occupational Therapy

 

Swift Health Services offers occupational therapy services via SKYPE! To learn more about our online occupational therapy services contact us today.

Assessments

Standardized Assessments

We offer comprehensive standardized occupational therapy assessment packages to meet all the needs of your child.

We offer:

  • School based assessment packages
  • Home based assessment packages

Which include:

  • Sensory Profile: the sensory profile provides a standard method for occupational therapists to measure a child’s sensory processing abilities and to profile the affects of sensory processing on functional performance in the daily life of a child.
  • Beery VMI: this is a 3-part assessment which screens a child’s motor coordination, visual motor integration and visual perception.
    Brigance Diagnostic Inventory of Early Development: a standardised assessment that measures diagnoses delays (i.e. standing, walking, stair climbing, running, jumping, kicking, catching, balance) and age equivalents of the development of children from birth to seven years of age.
  • McMaster Handwriting Assessment (2nd edition): this assessment evaluates the handwriting of school-aged children in kindergarten to grade 6. This assessment was designed to identify the specific areas of handwriting (i.e. postural control, behavioral, pencil grasp, pencil pressure, spacing, reversals) a child is having difficulty with.

Call us today to learn more about standardized occupational therapy assessments and how they can benefit your child.

Assessments

Annual Review Assessments

Swift Health Services offers annual review assessment and report packages. Our occupational therapists understand the importance of setting appropriate goals and monitoring progress goals for your child and ensuring your child’s occupational therapy goals are contributing to their Individual Education Program (IEP) at their school.

Our annual review assessment package includes:

  • One-hour screening assessment at home
  • School visit to assess child in their natural classroom environment and provide teacher/teacher assistants with feedback
  • Short report with specific goals
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Assessments

Assessment and Treatment

Our occupational therapists specialize in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Self Care skills (i.e. dressing, grooming, feeding, toileting)
  • Visual Perceptual skills
  • Visual Motor Integration
  • Gross Motor skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Sensory Processing
  • Social play

Group Sessions

Get each other motivated

We offer multiple groups in multiple languages. Seats are limited.

Groups Locations

  • Abottsford
  • Langley
  • Surrey
  • Vancouver
  • Maple Ridge

Children can participate in several groups…

...to get each other motivated!

Arts and Crafts are a fun way to help your child build essential skills such as bilateral coordination. Crafts such as coloring, cutting and drawing will require your child to use both hands together by helping them build their bilateral coordination. This group will also focus on helping children develop their self-regulation, as arts and crafts typically involve drying time which will assist in teaching your child control and patience. Fine motor coordination will also be developed, as your child will be required to cut patterns, draw shapes and write. The Arts and Crafts Group will also develop your child’s social skills, as members of the group will have plenty of opportunities to work together to create masterpieces.

Early Intervention

The Printing Group will help your child learn efficient and accurate letter formation. Occupational Therapists at Swift Health Services will use multi-sensory activities and a hands-on approach to teach your child letter formations. Our occupational therapists believe that early intervention is the best way to support development before your child develops any bad habits. All our occupational therapists are trained Handwriting Without Tears providers! Call today, as spaces are limited!

Walk, run and exercise in nature

This group will focus on developing your child’s gross motor skills with the enjoyment of dancing. Dance is a great way to help your child develop gross motor skills such as balance, coordination, strength, and proprioception (knowing where one’s body is in space). Call us today, to learn more about the Gross Motor and Dance Group.

Parent Workshops

Dig deeper and learn

  • Meet other parents
  • Learn the newest skills
  • Help build a support system

Funding Sources

Funding Sources

 


At Home Funding

Autism Funding

 

Extended Health

Variety- Children’s Charity of BC

President’s Choice Children’s charity

CKNW Orphan’s Fund

Equipment Assistive Devices

Contact Us

We can help you apply for funding!

Many of our clients look to us to help them through the process of procuring means of funding their child’s treatment.