Therapeutic Support Services

Occupational Therapy Program

Contact & General Service Information

For Your Appointment

Remember to bring your child’s Alberta Healthcare card and a piece of photo ID.

You may be required to bring certain items or special clothing, such as shorts and running shoes to your appointment. Contact us and ask for an occupational therapist to give you guidance on what to bring with you.


Finding Us

The Pediatric Occupational Therapy Outpatient Service is located in the 1F1 Central Rehabilitation department located on the main floor of the University of Alberta Hospital.

From the 112 Street main entrance walk straight; you will pass the MacMullen Gallery on your left and go through a set of glass doors. Central Rehabilitation is located to your immediate right across from the Friends’ Volunteer Office.

What to Expect

Upon arrival, please register at the 1F1 Central Rehabilitation reception desk. Appointments are made for one child/patient. If you bring the patient’s siblings, also bring along a helper to mind the other children during the appointment.

Depending on your child’s needs, the occupational therapist will perform a standardized examination and evaluation of their developmental and/or functional skills. Patient specific treatment plans will be tailored to your child’s needs to promote and facilitate the development of life skills and occupations essential to daily living. The goal is to minimize the impact of impairment and/or disability. Daily occupations for children include self-care (e.g. dressing, showering), productivity (e.g. preschool/kindergarten, school) and play/leisure.