Giant Steps is a therapy centre that builds the skills and abilities of children with autism through specialized, evidence-based therapies and life skills programming

Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy

Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Motor and sensory system dysfunctions are common in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many have difficulty with a wide variety of daily living activities including self-care and daily routines, printing, reading, writing, and participating in sports and recreational activities. Sensory issues such as sensitivity to light, sound and touch, difficulty calming themselves, sitting still, paying attention, and processing auditory input are common challenges that affect their ability to cope and function in different environments.

Using a wide variety of treatment modes and sensory integration strategies, our registered Occupational Therapist works with each child, addressing their individual needs.

Goals and therapeutic strategies are implemented to improve gross and fine motor skills, motor planning abilities and proprioception, oral motor and visual perception skills, independence with self-care, sensory modulation and integration of information from all 5 senses.

A generous grant from Unity for Autism funded our OT program again in 2021. We are grateful for all they do for individuals and families living with autism!