Overview of program:
Therapy services (occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language therapy) are delivered under the Jordan’s Principle – Child First Initiative by RCC and our partners. They are for preschool children, children who do not attend school, and for the home needs of school-aged children. These services are for children living in First Nations Communities. This program is funded by the Federal government.
Working with the Jordan’s Principle team, therapy services are provided in the community for children and their families.
What to expect during your visit:
- Work together with family and the community team
- Complete assessments
- Give suggestions to use in the home and community
- Give education and training
Occupational Therapists can help with these things:
- Hand skills for play and everyday tasks (like holding a bottle or holding a crayon)
- Paying attention
- Making and playing with friends (learning to take turns, playing peek-a-boo)
- Learning to listen
- Learning to calm down
- Learning new play skills
- Eating, dressing, using the toilet
- Home and community access for wheelchair or walker users
Physiotherapists can help with these things:
- Moving – rolling, crawling, and walking
- Learning to sit
- Coordination, strength and balance
- Jumping and running
- Catching and throwing a ball
- Movement games
- Using special equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers
Speech Language Pathologists can help with these things:
- Using words
- Understanding words
- Making sounds for speaking
- Speaking in sentences
- Making friends
- Technology for communication
Meet your team:
This program is provided by Registered Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Speech-Language Pathologists.
How to access the program:
These services are for preschool children, children who do not attend school, and for the home needs of school-aged children.
Referral for therapy services can be made by Jordan’s Principle staff, doctors, nurses, CFS, daycare staff, and families.
Find and contact us:
You can contact us at (204) 258-6725.
This program is funded by the Federal government.