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  • What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
    Occupational Therapists (OTs) help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through everyday activities, also known as their “daily occupations”. This means that OTs will provide intervention by engaging kids in their primary childhood occupations — PLAY and LEARNING!
  • How do I know if my child needs OT?
    We know that children develop and acquire skills at different rates and at different times. However, If your child is experiencing a delay in their ability to functionally participate in any aspect of their daily lives and routines or you are noticing differences amongst your child compared to same aged peers, it may be a good time to contact an OT for a consultation. OTs are skilled at using informal and formal clinical observation and assessment if needed to determine if your child would benefit from further support and whether or not they are performing skills at an age-appropriate level.
  • What ages of children do you work with?
    We believe strongly in a child’s capacity and ability to develop critical life skills and lay the foundation for learning from 0-6 years of age. However, we also recognize know that brain changes and growth are also extensive during the childhood years (ages 7-11) when they are coming into their own and they will encounter certain challenges and will benefit from OT support. - School-based OT support provided by our team operates in partnership with community service providers under the Alberta Education umbrella and provides early intervention for children ages 2.8 years to 6.0 years of age. Children need to be assessed by an Occupational therapist to qualify for educationally based funding. - Private fee for service consulations are available for any child or parent ages 3-11 years - Assessments can be completed for children ages 0-11 years
  • How much does a consultation or therapy session cost?
    There are different fee structures and session packages available depending on what type of services you require. We believe strongly that parents and children deserve the highest quality of services and support and therefore all indirect and direct time has been built into our fees as well as travel fees (when applicable). Please contact us for a free 15 minute consultation.
  • What is involved in virtual consultation package?
    All of our virtual consultations take place on a secured virtual platform that protects your information and privacy. Depending on the self-reg package, there will be between 1-3 virtual consultations and/or in-person sessions to discuss background history, areas of need and to review assessment results as well as specific and individualized strategies and recommendations for your child. Your package may or may not include a written report/summary that you will receive for your files and can then share with other professionals or to advocate for further support for your child at home, school or in the community. If you have specific needs or questions, fee for service (hourly) virtual consultations are also available. Please contact us for an information brochure.
  • Can I access support as a parent of a child with special needs?
    YES! At Blossom OT Services, we believe parents are the “experts” on their child and they are a very important member of the team! We believe strongly in empowering parents with a wide variety of “tools” for their toolboxes at home to support their child in many ways. And parenting self-regulation support and tools are also available as well as we know a parent can only give to their child when they have filled up their own buckets and feel supported in every aspect of their lives too. Parent virtual self-reg consultations are available and depending on the child's age and stage of development and readiness for learning, they may or may not be involved in the consultations. Therefore, virtual consultations may be more geared toward parent education so that they can better understand and feel empowered to support their child's unique needs. Please contact us for further details and information on self-reg package pricing available.
  • Is OT a recognized service on health benefit plans?
    Some benefit plans do offer coverage for Occupational Therapy services. Please check with your Benefit Provider. And if OT is not on your benefits plan, please ask and advocate for that to be added in the future to cover and support your needs as a family.
  • What are your COVID protocols?
    Our college mandates that we follow strict COVID-19 protocols as set forth by Alberta Health Services (AHS) and requires that we wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when social distance of 2m cannot be maintained. Each member of the team completes health self-screening daily and actively ensure we stay on top of current recommendations and health protocols. Virtual / online consultations have been encouraged whenever possible in order to maintain health and safety of all individuals involved. Parents will be asked to sign a COVID consent form prior to in-person sessions.
  • Do you provide FCSD services?
    Unfortunately at this time we are only providing school-based and fee for service consultations and will not be taking on any FSCD clients and families.
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