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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services

Our Pediatric OT Services:

  • Assessment
  • Occupational Therapy Treatment 
  • School based programs  
  • Support and resources for families
  • Collaboration with team

Our Services May Be Provided

  • In Our Clinic
  • In Your Home
  • Through Your School 
  • Online

We look forward to meeting your family and helping your child reach their full potential for greater participation in all areas of their life. 


Our practice offers a comprehensive occupational therapy assessment for children, using a variety of standardized and functional assessments as well as parent questionnaires. The assessment begins with parent’s concerns for their child, and ends with refinement of an individualized treatment plan with developmental, measurable, achievable goals. The comprehensive assessment includes a full medical report to share with the physician, school and key members of your family’s team. Assessments may be medically focused or IEP-related. Focused reassessments are available for those with past OT assessments.


Our Children’s Therapy offers comprehensive pediatric occupational therapy for a wide variety of developmental challenges. Our treatments are fun, challenging, collaborative, child-centred and family-directed. The treatment plan is designed individually with parents and the team for your child according to their strengths and family functional priorities.

Fun and Active

With fun, active, play-based occupational therapy, your child will have fun while gaining skills, and will look forward to coming again. Therapy is fast-paced, activity-based and movement rich.


Our focus is on the child, helping them to be able to participate more fully in their family, school and community activities along side their peers.

Our Approach

Developmentally Challenging

Therapeutic activities are introduced in a developmental sequence and progressed to continually provide just the right challenge.


We know that each child is different, and we work collaboratively with you. As you build your child’s team, we collaborate with other providers to create a circle of care.

Parent-Driven, Functional

Effective occupational therapy activities focus on the functional goals that you identify as important to your child and your family.

Practical, Flexible

With a practical and flexible approach, the emphasis on the child's skill building. Our sessions are focused, with custom home programs crafted to reinforce and expand the new skills.

Our Therapist:

Pamela Hood Szivek, OT
Occupational Therapist Registered and Licensed

Miss Pam, as her young clients call her, has more than 25 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist in a variety of settings including early intervention programs, schools, homes, clinics and private offices.  She’s participated in research studies and received grants to start innovative programs.  After many years in practice in Tucson, Arizona and  Corvallis, Oregon, our lead therapist expanded to Victoria, BC, and opened Canadian Children’s Therapy to serve local children.

Pam has deep and broad experience and is trained in the following: 

        • Alert program© for self-regulation Assistive Technology Assessment and Implementation
        • Benbow Hand Function and Handwriting Remediation
        • Best Practices in Early Childhood
        • Bal-a-vis-x©
        • Brain Gym©
        • Client Intervention Training
        • Collaborative Problem Solving
        • Early Interventionist
        • Handwriting Without Tears©
        • Interoception Curriculum
        • Neuro Developmental therapy (NDT)
        • Sensory Processing Disorder
        • Social Thinking
        • SOS Approach to Feeding©
        • SOFFI Method for oral feeding of Infants
        • TAMO (Tscharnuter Akademie for Movement Organization)
        • STAR Institute Level 1 Mentorship SPD• Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment and Treatment
        • Traumatic Brain Injury strategies
        • Wilbarger treatment protocol for Sensory Defensiveness
        • Yoga for the Special Needs Child
        • Zones of Regulation 

Occupational Therapy Credentials

Pam Hood Szivek holds the following:

Professional Memberships:

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
American Occupational Therapy Therapy Association (AOTA)
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)

National Certification:

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) 

Experienced OT Online for Many Diagnoses:

Pediatric conditions treated by Occupational Therapy include:

Attention Deficit (ADD/ADHD)
Autism Spectrum (ASD)
Cerebral palsy
Dyspraxia/ DCD
Early Intervention
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Poor Handwriting
Sensory Processing (SPD)

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