Children's Rehabilitation Services

Alberta Health Services - Central Zone

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Children's Rehabilitation services supports the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. Focus is on the early years and early intervention to prevent health complications and improve long term health and wellbeing.

Services support the development of children and youth to participate in meaningful activities of daily life at home and in the community. Services are goal-driven; starting and continuing services is based on having functional reasons / goals for rehabilitation. Therapists will work with parents to provide the tools and strategies to apply in the context of their home and life. Therapy may look like 'play', depending on your child's age. We will work together so you and your child are supported to move to the next developmental stage or between providers and services. Services are provided by phone, zoom and some in person sessions as determined by your therapist. They may be in a group or one to one. Services provided are related to (neuro) developmental conditions and / or medical conditions. Social Work and Registered Dietitian services are available to support rehabilitation outcomes.

Occupational Therapy 0 - 18 years services children and their families with self - care; motor development and eating, feeding and swallowing.

  • motor development
  • self - care
  • participation in activities typical for their development
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • modifying the environment
  • assistive technology
  • mobility and positioning equipment

Physiotherapy 0 - 18 years services children and their families with development and movement.

  • motor development
  • movement and function
  • t-orticollis
  • mobility and positioning equipment

Speech Language Pathology 0 - 18 years services children and their families with communication and eating, feeding, and swallowing.

  • communication
  • pronouncing speech sounds
  • understanding and listening to spoken language (0 - 5 years only)
  • using words to communicate thoughts and ideas (0 - 5 years only)
  • speaking smoothly and easily (stuttering)
  • eating, feeding and swallowing
  • using gestures, pictures, communication boards to communicate (augmentative & alternative communication, AAC)

Early Childhood Intervention Program 0 - 5 years offers home-based and virtual support to families with children that have developmental delays or disabilities.

  • information about development, behavior, play and parenting
  • connections to community resources and services
  • support to your family setting goals and planning for the future
  • collaboration with your child's health team
  • services that are provided in various ways; in your home, in the community, virtual appointments or phone consultations

Key Provider: dieticians, occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs), social workers, speech language pathologists (SLPs)
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: N/A,
1-855-414-5272 (Central Intake)
Interpreter/Translation services
Fee: N/A
Fee Reduction: N/A
Membership Fee: No

Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
March 20, 2024
5318 50 Street
Vegreville, AB, T9C 1R1
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Hours of Operation
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM