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Programs & Services

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Tertiary occupational therapy serves a range of specialties across the spectrum of care including acute, medical and rehabilitation services with a focus on improving function.

The goal is to enable children to participate as fully as possible in the activities of everyday life, and to support children in continuing to grow and develop skills that support lifelong occupational engagement.


  • function based assessment, treatment, consultation and education targeting specific goals
  • service can be provided in isolation of, or in collaboration with various multi-disciplinary clinics
  • service delivery follows a response to intervention approach and may be offered in universal, targeted or individualized formats

Service Streams:

  • Musculoskeletal: Plastics, Rheumatology, Amputee, Arthrogryposis
  • Neurological and Transitions: Driving, Splinting, Treatment Post-intervention, Specialty equipment, Functional Goals
  • Eating, Feeding and Swallowing: Instrumental and Clinical Swallowing assessment, clinical eating, feeding and swallowing management and treatment
  • ACETS: Provision and support of augmentative communication strategies and devices
  • Seating: Provision and support of level B or C wheelchairs and seating systems
  • ECR: development focused multidisciplinary intervention for children under 5

Contact Details

Alberta Children's Hospital

Location Info
Lower Level, Rehabilitation Clinic
28 Oki Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3B 6A8

Main entrance

Lifts accessible onsite

Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
occupational therapist assistants, occupational therapists (OTs)
  • 0-18 years old
  • unable to assess for sole purpose of funding qualification
  • unable to provide service if patient's primary concern is mental health related
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.


Outpatient splints: cost recovery. On-loan equipment (for short periods of time): minimal costs. AADL cost share.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services