kidsTHERAPY Evolving Response to COVID-19 (Coronovirus)
Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9:00 a.m.
Ontario is actively working to contain the spread of COVID-19.  Our clinicians have received strong direction from their respective colleges to postpone any face to face contact.  kidsTHERAPY is closing face to face contact with clients except in urgent or emergency situations.  We are providing telehealth options to continue to care for our clients.  Clients who have existing appointments will be contacted to discuss virtual care options and to provide support in accessing care.  We will follow these protocols until April 3rd or until directed otherwise by our colleges, public health agencies and government.
Our priority is the health and safety of everyone.
Your child’s clinician will be our primary point of contact and ask if you have any questions or concerns to discuss these with them.
Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time and we wish you all safe and healthy passage through this period.
One of our associates, Nicole Raftis, OT (Reg Ont), has put together the following resource review for coping with the uncertainty and anxiety of these times: A message from your friendly neighborhood OT

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about us.

Bell Therapy was established in 1998, a private occupational therapy practice centered out of Elizabeth’s home in Guelph while she raised her young family. She expanded her services to Norfolk Street in Guelph in 2006, joining with Norfolk Psychological Services. KidsTHERAPY Network was established in 2009, reflecting a change in philosophy of practice; a two year planning endeavor. The name KidsTHERAPY Network expands the idea of community service and linking professionals towards a common goal. KidsTHERAPY Network then moved to its current location on Woodlawn Road West to establish a private clinic in order to better provide services and allow for camps and group sessions.

Our focus.

To serve clients and provide excellence in practice.
Occupational Therapy

since 1991
Speech and Language Pathology

since 1992

Psychology
Physiotherapy

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Associates

Elizabeth Bell

Occupational Therapist

Nicole Raftis

Occupational Therapist

Rose Freigang

Psychologist

Heide Emrich

Speech and Language Pathologist

Programs

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This weekly group provides great benefits for those kids working on the gross motor skills that are the building blocks for fine motor development. This group is also dedicated to providing techniques to self-soothe when feeling dysregulated and to cope with our emotions. Further benefits of yoga include improved concentration and body awareness. Kids will follow along with gentle movements and get an opportunity to use massage therapy balls.

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This group implements Handwriting Without Tears techniques and sensory strategies for kids of all abilities to practice and enhance print writing. Each weekly club meeting begins with fine motor and/or gross motor activities and games. We will play with letters using a multisensory approach, including singing and dancing! Then, we will put together all we’ve learned on paper! Recommendations for home practice will also be planned with families.

3

Join us for a week long camp focused on fine motor skills! We will practice print and cursive writing as well as engage in hand strengthening and coordination activities with Gardening.

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Did you know that writing in cursive can assist with the brain’s development of learning and memory? When we have our writing skills mastered, we can attend to learning new information with more success! This group is great for kids both beginning to learn and needing a refresher in cursive writing. Handwriting Without Tears techniques and a multisensory approach will be enlisted to practice connecting those loops and curls for creating a signature and legible writing! Recommendations for home practice will also be planned with families.

Latest News

Telehealth!
KidsTHERAPY Network is Proud to Announce: Telepractice! Telepractice is an online service delivery of Occupational Therapy. It is an effective and efficient way to receive services remotely. Maybe you live far away from the…
2020 Program Offerings!
We are excited to announce that starting in February, we will be offering the following programs for both group and 1:1 options. Please email elizabeth@kidstherapynetwork.ca or call 519-821-5261 for registration information. MARCH BREAK CAMP…

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Contact us

(519) 821-5261 elizabeth@kidstherapynetwork.ca

Where to find us

11-930 Woodlawn Rd. W, Guelph, Ontario N1K 1T2