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An OT can empower people to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives, allowing them to do more and live better.

Occupational Therapist

An Occupational Therapist (OT) enables people to function in their everyday lives, allowing them to do more and live better.

The OT will assess a person’s physical, psycho-social, and functional status to determine their abilities to complete their daily tasks in all environments(work, leisure and home). The OT can provide assessment and prescription of a variety of assistive devices such as seating and mobility equipment, high and low-tech aids, augmentative/alternative communication, as well as environmental aids for daily living to improve a person’s ability to reach their maximum potential.

Wheelchairs Computers Devices EADL

Seating and Mobility Equipment

Through the Seating and Mobility Clinic, clients can obtain mobility aids such as:

  • Low tech mobility aids such as canes, walkers, and rollators
  • Low tech wheelchairs such as standard manual wheelchairs, lightweight manual wheelchairs and dynamic tilt wheelchairs
  • Power mobility aids such as scooters and power wheelchairs
  • High tech power positioning including tilt, recline, elevation, and/or standing wheelchairs

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Through ATC’s AAC Program an OT can provide technology and equipment to help you write and communicate.

Devices that aid in communication which include but are not limited to:
Low tech aids such as:

  •  Large, weighted or gel pens
  •  White boards, picture boards, alphabet boards

High tech aids such as Computers with a number of different access methods such as:

  • On screen keyboards (ie. Wivik™)
  • Alternative mouse control (ie. Track balls or head mouse)
  • Eye Tracking technology
  • Speech recognition software (ie. Dragon™)
  • Access to speech generating devices

Assistive Devices

Devices that aid in Activities of Daily Living (ADL) which include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive utensils for eating
  • Adaptive zippers/buttons for dressing
  • Environmental adaptations such as a raised toilet seat or transfer bars
  • Splints or braces for Upper and Lower extremities
  • Tub transfer benches for bathing
  • Commodes for toileting

Environmental Aids for Daily Living

In our EADL Program, OTs work with technology to improve your everyday lives. Our biomedical engineers at ATC can develop customized tablet based systems that allow control and access of electronic devices. These systems allow people to maintain control of  any electronic device with the touch of a switch or blink of an eye. These devices can include, but are not limited to:

  • T.V’s
  • Doors
  • Radios
  •  Lights
  •  Heating and air conditioning
  •  Appliances
  •  Call bells

This program is a fee for service program, for a referral please visit the EADL Program page or click here.

For more information please call:
ATC Baycrest at 416-784-3600 or ATC Sunnybrook at 416-480-5756