REACH Therapy Services was founded in 1997. We provide services in West Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Burlington, Acton, as well as Peel, Halton and Hamilton Regions. Our occupational therapists (OTs) work with children and youth, from birth through young adulthood. We have expertise working with children and youth who have a variety of challenges, including learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism spectrum disorders, developmental coordination disorder, developmental delays, sensory processing issues, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spina bifida. Many of the children and youth we see do not have a specific diagnosis, but are experiencing some difficulties in everyday activities at home, preschool/school or in the community. We work in a variety of settings, including client homes, pre-schools, and schools. Therapists at REACH are involved in research, academic and clinical teaching with affiliations at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
Occupational therapy is a regulated health profession in the province of Ontario. Occupational therapists are concerned with a person’s ability to perform daily occupations. Examples of daily occupations of children and youth include:
- self care occupations, e.g., dressing, feeding, hygiene
- productive occupations, e.g., school work, chores, job skills
- leisure occupations, e.g., play, socialization, hobbies
Occupational therapists from REACH Therapy Services work with children and youth, their families and others (e.g., teachers, special needs workers, coaches) to identify daily occupations which the child/youth wants to, or needs to be able to do.