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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living

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Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapy Services provides intervention to assist children (birth to school entry) to develop skills necessary to participate as independently as possible in everyday activities. These activities include:

- Self-care activities such as feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting and sleeping.

- Activities that contribute to a child's productivity such as kindergarten readiness skills, including fine motor skills such as pre-printing skills, drawing, cutting, manipulating objects and the ability to attend to and participate in school activities.

- Play, which is a child's primary occupation. It is through play that a child develops new skills. A child may demonstrate difficulty with play skills such as using toys appropriately, interacting with others or displaying problem behaviors.


Some problems that may contribute to functional limitations in these areas include:

- Fine motor difficulties.

- Visual processing difficulties.

- Sensory processing issues - difficulty organizing sensory information to help make sense of the world around us.

- Difficulty with motor planning - the ability to decide what one's body has to do and then do it.


Formal or informal assessment is done to more clearly define concerns. Intervention includes working in partnership with families and caregivers so that treatment strategies can be integrated into the child's daily routines. Therapy includes the use of adaptive activities that are developmentally appropriate and of interest to the child. Recommendations are made in terms of equipment, environmental adaptations and other assistive devices.


Any questions? Contact:

Hanna Nagtegaal, MScOT
Senior Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Program Supervisor
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2210
Email: hanna.nagtegaal@rivercityinclusion.ca


Occupational Therapists have a Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy and are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of B.C.



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We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

RIVERCITY INCLUSION acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of Rivercity Inclusion

Amazing Brace
Campbell River Mirror
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
City of Campbell River
Coastal Community Credit Union
Fraternal Order of Eagles
Ironwood Place
Jobs Daughters
Ladies Aux.#3097
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Marine Harvest Canada
McDonald's Restaurants
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
Ocean Pacific
Pioneer Home Hardware
Popsey's Restaurant
Pythian Sisters
Quality Foods
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Rich's Auto Body
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Starbucks Coffee
The Real Canadian Superstore
Thrifty Foods
Vancouver Foundation
West Jet Airlines
Whales Tales


  • Address: 216-1180 Ironwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 5P7
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732