Unidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Treatments for Children and Adolescents

Unidisciplinary Evaluation

Occupational Therapy

When your child has problems, he or she needs to get help. At Groupe Ergo Ressources, our occupational therapists evaluate your child’s development to determine which skills are missing.

For example, for handwriting we evaluate:

  • Posture

  • Arm strength

  • How the child moves their fingers, etc.

Handwriting involves much more than holding a pencil, consult us!

For behaviour problems, we evaluate:

  • Whether the child is properly managing the information received from the environment

  • Fatigability

  • Sensitivity to touch (does not like being touched)

  • Sensitivity to motion

  • Ability to organize daily tasks

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Attention

Attention is fragile and can be influenced by many things.

Here is what our occupational therapists evaluate:

  • The management of sensory information from the environment

  • Muscle tone: Because weakness causes fatigue and therefore loss of attention

  • Fine motor skills: Because difficulty handling fine motor skills divides the child’s attention, so they cannot completely focus on learning

  • Visual perception: Because if the eye does not correctly interpret the information received, the child's response will be distorted (e.g., skips lines, loses the connection between what is on the blackboard and what is on their paper, etc.)

Organization and Coordination

One of the occupational therapist’s distinctive skills is the evaluation of movement organization and coordination.

We evaluate:

  • Gross and fine motor skills

  • Speed of movement

  • Ability to plan the steps to perform a task

  • Ability to integrate new movements

  • Management of the perceived information from the environment used to respond to a command or to act

  • Ability to link together a series of movements

You do not need to have a diagnosis to consult us. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to come see us. Our comprehensive assessment will update you on the various aspects of your child's development.


An evaluation usually takes place over the course of two meetings. However, we always adjust according to the child’s needs, in agreement with the parents. The evaluations include several questionnaires completed by the parents as well as recognized and standardized tests, in addition to observations of the child in various situations.

INTERDISCIPLINARY EVALUATION

Ergo-ortho treatment evaluation, starting at $735

This short assessment allows therapists to begin therapy quickly. This is the package we use when the parent does not need a report, but wants to start treatment right away. It is important to know that the child must come to at least one treatment session to have the minimum package since the therapists continue the evaluation while starting the intervention.

Diagnostic Evaluation Occupational Therapy / Speech / Neuropsychology

You may need an assessment to arrive at a diagnosis whether to qualify for certain public services at school or a rehabilitation centre, to be eligible for a grant, or simply because you want to know. These services exist in the public sector, but the waiting list is quite long and it can be up to 24 months before you see someone. 


Contact us to find out what kind of diagnostic assessment is needed based on your child's situation.

Ergotherapy: Intervention and Treatment

Traditional Approach

Depending on the ability that needs attention, our occupational therapists will work on various stages and develop them. For example, for a child with a writing problem, we could work arm strength or even sitting posture. As they say, sometimes you need to take a step back before you move forward!

Sensory Integration Approach

We come into contact with our environment through the senses. We all know about touch, vision, hearing, smell and taste, but there are also two lesser known senses: movement (vestibular system) and position of the body in space (proprioception). 


Some children’s sensory systems can be hyper or hypo-reactive to stimuli from the environment. Occupational therapists who use the sensory integration approach help these children respond more adequately to environmental stimuli by helping them better integrate their various senses.

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Occupational Therapy Allows Us to Act on a Number of Problems.

Gross Motor Skills

  • Bicycling, skating, etc.

  • Playing on swings and jungle gyms

  • Difficulty doing sports

  • Falls down a lot, looks awkward

Fine Motor Skills

  • Handwriting

  • Difficulty with buttons

  • Difficulty handling tools (utensils, scissors, etc.)

Perceptual and Cognitive Abilities

  • Memory

  • Attention

  • Lack of organization

  • Difficulty learning letters and copying them correctly

Sensory Problems

  • Is bothered by clothing labels or socks

  • Very rigid behaviours and routines

  • Exaggerated fears

  • Sensitive to noise and light

  • Car sickness

  • Picky eater

Daily Activities and Play

  • Does not play like other children

  • Is not autonomous eating, dressing or washing as age appropriate

  • Daredevil, dangerous for self and others

Social Skills

  • Seems lonely

  • Has difficulty bonding with parents or peers

  • Gets into fights

  • Disturbs others

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Group Activities

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On the Attention Highway

  • The child learns to know their sensory system, what bothers them, what makes them feel secure

  • The child learns to know their sensory system, what bothers them, what makes them feel secure

  • For children ages 8 and over with problems of attention at school, whether diagnosed or not

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I’m Learning to Ride My Bike

  • In the spring, at each of our Clinics

  • For children ages 6 and up who don’t know how to ride a bike

  • Children must bring their own bikes

Combined Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy 

According to the European Academy of Childhood (EACD 2011), 70% of children with language delay have developmental delay. We now know that to help the child overall, we need to establish a solid foundation for the future: schooling and learning. 


Groupe Ergo Ressources offers you a realistic intervention plan that takes into account your reality and your child's needs in order to help him or her in the best possible way. Sometimes we start with occupational therapy, then add speech therapy and we finish with speech therapy. The plan varies according to the case.

Speech Therapy: Intervention and Treatments

Traditional Approach

Traditional speech-language therapy consists in targeting various language-specific objectives in the form of play. Interventions are playful so the child works while having fun. We will target your child's difficulties and try to show him or her some strategies to overcome them.

Natural Speech Dynamics (NSD)

With this approach, children learn speech through different channels: visual, kinesthetic and auditory. 


The approach uses all the senses to help the children speak – not just auditory exposure. The child tries to feel, to see and to touch speech. 


The speech therapist works with communication disorders such as problems with language, speech and swallowing.

Padovan Method

This approach is a comprehensive method used when the child presents difficulties in several spheres of development. This method revisits all the basic movements needed for the various skills we use in our daily lives. 


Thus, we rebuild the learning path considering that each skill is built on the previous one. For example, a child must first crawl before walking and must babble before speaking. It is therefore a sequence of precise movements that the child goes back over and relearns. 


For this method, an ergo-ortho combination is often a winning and effective solution.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Neuropsychologists offer evaluation services at Groupe Ergo Ressources, targeting an individual’s cognitive aspect in particular, along with their intellectual and motor abilities.


The process of analysis uses psychometric tests and observation sessions with the individual and his or her relatives. Once completed, the neuropsychologist uses the data collected to come to a diagnosis and offer solutions.

Reasons for Consultation

  • Academic outcomes and/or effort below expected level

  • Academic outcomes and/or effort below expected level

  • Anxiety

  • Relational or behavioural difficulties

Groupe Ergo Ressources

Head Office

329, chemin du Richelieu
McMasterville, Quebec J3G 1T8

Phone: 450-467-3513

Toll-free: 1 (866) 611-3746

Fax: 450-467-8401

Email: info@ger-ergo.com

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