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Programs & Services

Occupational Therapy - Children's Rehabilitation Services

Occupational therapy partners with families, schools and health care providers to support the child's ability to participate in daily activities.

Support could include helping your child in the following areas:

  • fine motor development (e.g., pencil grasp, printing, using scissors, managing buttons/zippers/shoelaces, playing with toys with small parts)
  • self-regulation
    • sensory processing (e.g., sensitivity to the feel of clothing, loud noises, or busy environments, difficulty with sitting still or poor attention)
    • emotional regulation (e.g., difficulties with outbursts, meltdowns, becoming overwhelmed)
    • executive functioning (e.g., organization and time management)
  • life skills (e.g., social skills, toileting, dressing, bathing, hygiene)
  • feeding (e.g., breast and bottle feeding, transition to solids, picky eating, swallowing)
  • equipment needs (e.g., wheelchairs, bath seats, toilet seats, fabrication of splints)
  • assistive technology (e.g., keyboarding, apps, switches, adapted computer access)
  • environmental modifications (e.g., lifts, ramps, seating options, grab bars)
  • challenges associated with complex diagnoses, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Neuromuscular conditions, Brachial Plexus Injury, or Head Injury


  • may be provided together with other services, such as Speech Language Pathology or Physical Therapy
  • may include assessment, consultation, treatment, follow-up, and co-ordination of services
    can be provided on an individual or group basis
  • may be offered in many settings, including health centre/clinic, home, school, and community
  • are based on the family priorities and goals
  • health promotion and public education

Contact Details

Drumheller Health Centre

351 9 Street NW
Drumheller, Alberta
T0J 0Y1
1-855-420-7986 (Coordinated Intake), 403-823-6500
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), therapy assistants (TAs)

Children and youth with a diagnosed or suspected developmental delay. See service description.

Referral Needed

Referrals received by Coordinated Intake - Children's Rehabilitation Services.

Anyone can refer. Referrals are accepted from parents, schools, Physicians and other healthcare providers.

Service Access

Anyone can refer. Parents, guardians, teachers and community agencies may refer with the parent / guardian providing permission.

Contact Coordinated Intake in your area, to discuss concerns and arrange for services.  Walk-in clinics are available in some locations. Referral form.

Wait Times

Wait times are based on need and availability

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations