OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

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The occupational therapist is a health professional who evaluates functional skills and the effects of a person’s physical and mental health problems on multiple body functions. He/she intervenes on behalf of individuals of all ages, focusing on whatever important activities will assist the person in attaining the optimal level of autonomy to accomplish daily tasks, (ex: play, leisure activities, dressing, socialization, etc.). Thus, the activity is at the core of occupational therapy; it constitutes the prime focus of expertise and the preferred method of therapy. The occupational therapist works on the development, maintenance and improvement of the person’s physical or mental capacity, with the aim of promoting individual autonomy, thereby enabling a satisfactory quality of life within the social milieu and integration within the wider community.

Occupational therapy practices focus on prevention, stimulation, rehabilitation or compensation.

To know more about the profession of occupational therapy, click here.

Below is a list of disabilities/disorders that we treat in pre-school and school-age children, adolescents and adults. Click on the links to learn more.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)adulte2
  • Delay or Disorders With Fine Motor or Gross Motor Skills
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Learning Disability  (eg. ADHD, dyspraxia)
  • Neurosensory Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sensory Processing Disorder

We can fill-in a form in order for you to have access to paratransit (Société de transport de Montréal) or to get a disabled parking permit (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec), if needed.

Moreover, we do workstation ergonomic evaluations, assist you to make informed decisions and choose  appropriate solutions to adapt your home (housing adaptations).

  • “Our child has been attending Clinique Proaction for almost 9 months. We have appreciated Heba Kalakeche’s honesty, encouragement and continuous efforts to help our child reach his goals. Her ability to teach speech therapy in both English & French languages was a plus factor for our child. We thank you sincerely.”

  • When we initially contacted the clinic they were very thorough and requested copies of all his medical reports as well as previous speech therapy evaluations.  Heba was punctual and prepared for every session.  She exhibited tremendous patience and skill when working through the exercises with [our son] Matteo. Heba took the time to inform herself about what was going in Matteo’s life and trained us on how best to work on developing his speech at home. Overall we were extremely pleased with the clinic and the expertise of Heba.”

  • "Thanks to the whole team for the warm welcome . You knew how to calm my anxieties as a Mom! We all wish the lives of our children to be simple and and stress-free, though this is not always reality. It is sometimes very difficult to foresee the future, but thanks to you I can relax and put trust in your amazing team.

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