Occupational Therapy is a regulated health profession concerned with improving well-being and helping clients meet their goals.
Occupational Therapy can help you achieve a goal by:
a) improving your skills
b) recommending accommodations to the task (figuring how the task can be done differently to suit), or
c) recommending equipment or other changes to the environment.
We are a profession that draws on a broad-base of professional frameworks to help come up with solutions to every day challenges.
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Paediatric Occupational Therapy is focused on helping children overcome barriers in their every day lives so that they can develop the skills they need to succeed in friendships, at school and at home.
|Our Occupational Therapists can assess a child’s:
Our Therapists are focused on feedback to families and solutions that will help their day to day life. Our therapists can help with strategies, parent coaching or direct intervention as per the family’s choices. Our clinic has an engaging sensory room with suspended equipment with padded mats.
Adult Occupational Therapy:
Occupational Therapy Treatment is focused on helping clients participate in their daily activities that include self care tasks, household activities, work, school, community and leisure activities. Treatment may focus on recommendations regarding equipment and assistive devices and development of strategies to improve functioning.
Therapeutic Listening has been successfully used at Pathways Therapy to address:
How Does It Work?
High quality music, recorded specifically for Therapeutic Listening, is altered to exaggerate the sounds that naturally capture attention and tap into the parts of the brain involved in regulating bodily functions, relating to others, and organizing behaviour. Since the auditory system has connections to many parts of the brain, sound is a powerful way to access the nervous system and affect changes on many levels.
While a client is listening to the music they are participating in a variety of movement activities designed to build their body sense, support core musculature / better breathing, and stretch their ability to plan and generate an adaptive response. An adaptive response is defined as planned, self generated, goal-oriented behaviour. In this way they are ‘stretching’ their ability to organize and interpret sound information while organizing a response at the same time with their bodies in a developmentally appropriate activity.
Therapeutic Listening is a ‘work out’ for the ears and auditory cortex, building better and stronger pathways for auditory processing. It also helps the child develop divided attention and inhibition of their instinct to redirect their attention to every novel auditory cue in their environment. The rhythmic and highly novel music is very calming and organizing to children and the rhythmicity helps the child develop their own internal sense of timing, a foundation skill for coordination.
Please contact us for more information regarding Therapeutic Listening.