As part of the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools student services, Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists (PTs) provide consultation services. Consultation may include assessment, classroom and home recommendations, support adapting school activities and prescription of equipment. The OTs and PTs will collaborate with families, health care and school teams to develop Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and follow-up with necessary community supports.
Occupational Therapists have university degrees and are regulated health professionals. For more information please see https://COTBC.org and https://www.caot.ca/site/aboutot/whatisot?nav=sidebar
Physiotherapists have university degrees and are regulated health professionals. For more information please see https://cptbc.org.
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How to access services
School aged therapy referrals must be made through the school based team. Parents or other professionals who believe their child meets the criteria above should speak with their classroom teacher and/or School Support Teacher.
Note: The school based team will complete a Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools Request for Consultation (form) which requires a parent signature.
That form is forwarded through the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools district office to the Nanaimo CDC. Once the Nanaimo CDC receives the referral you will be contacted by the Nanaimo CDC to complete intake.
If you have questions about this process please contact the Nanaimo Child Development Centre 250-753-0251.