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Autism Therapy

Children & Youth Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with children, youth, and their families, to improve the underlying skills which enable participation in every day occupations. "Occupations" for a child include self-care skills, such as toileting, dressing and feeding; playing and socializing with friends; leisure activities; and learning activities such as writing, reading, and cutting. 

Occupational Therapists provide support and recommendations for challenges of everyday life which are encountered at home, in the community, and/or within the school setting.


The unique areas an Occupational Therapist can provide support are sensory processing differences, emotional regulation, difficulties planning and sequencing tasks, writing / pre-writing challenges, and motor skill development. In addition, OTs help with developing shared engagement, joint attention, as well as access to learning activities and environments. 

Here at Thrive OT we work with children & youth experiencing a range of difficulties, including:

  • Autism and social communication differences

  • Fine and gross motor delays 

  • Delays in self-care tasks 

  • Handwriting and pre-writing activities

  • Difficulties planning and sequencing motor tasks 

  • Shared engagement and joint attention 

  • Concentration / attention difficulties 

  • Sensory & emotional regulation

  • Development Co-ordination Disorder

Our Occupational Therapy Approach

Here at Thrive OT we use a person, occupation, and environment approach to therapy, to ensure all factors are considered in order for our children and young people achieve their potential. We use evidence-based approaches, such as the SCERTs framework and DIR Floortime; emotional regulation programs such as the Zones of Regulation, Autism Level UP!, and the Interoception Curriculum. In addition, we offer group interventions such as Lego Therapy.

A company that celebrates the individual differences of each child using a sensory motor framework, as well as play and emotional connections, to support the development of motor, behavioural, cognitive, and social skills.

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