Adolescent Program Services

Our clinical professionals provide family centred services for adolescents aged 11 to 19 years, who have a physical or developmental disability. We use a collaborative goal setting model. Our team works together and with our clients and family to assist with achievement of client identified goals related to building skills for participation in life at home, school, and/or the community. Various modes of intervention will be used as required to achieve specific goals, including consultation with team members, homework activities, group and/or individual treatment intervention. All intervention is intended to build skills towards effective transition to adulthood.

Occupational therapy: Helps with self care (eg. toileting, bathing, eating, dressing), leisure, and productivity (eg. school and/or work) and also helps with sensory concerns and socialization.

Physiotherapy: Helps with muscle strength and gross motor development, and promotes optimal individual movement and body alignment.

Speech and Language Therapy: Helps to achieve optimal communication using a variety of tools and intervention strategies.

Social work: Services are available to families receiving one or more of our clinical services. Our family centred social workers assess psychosocial development and opportunities in the environment to enhance social skills. They provide support and resources and offer various groups for clients and families. Counselling for family relations, coping skills, behaviour and parenting skills is also available.

Feeding and Swallowing Clinic: Available to children aged birth to 19 years with feeding and/or swallowing issues due to physical and/or developmental concerns.

Seating and Mobility Services: Available to children aged birth to 19 years with specific seating and/or mobility needs eg. wheelchair, walker, adaptive bike, stander, scooter.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Available to children and adults who have difficulty communicating verbally or through written means due to impairments or restrictions on the production or comprehension of spoken or written language.

Referrals Welcome

Referrals are accepted from medical, social, and educational professionals. For information on how referrals can be made, please click here.

George Jeffrey Children's Centre • 200 Brock Street East Thunder Bay, ON • 807-623-4381