Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services

CTN is evolving! 

Starting Sept 1, 2018 we will be broadening our eligibility criteria for hosted Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) and introducing our new service pathway.

Why Change?
Families spoke and we listened!  Our evolution is driven by what we have heard and clinical research and is guided by our OT PT vision  and principles.

CTN strives to optimize functional outcomes for children with special needs by providing the right intervention, in the right amount, at the right time, and in the right location.

Guiding Principles:
  • Family centred
  • 6 F-Words for Childhood Disability Framework based (see below)
  • Functional needs based
  • Evidence informed
  • Equitable

The 6 F-Words for Childhood Disability Framework:

The 6 F-words for Childhood Disability are words that reflect some of the most important aspects of childhood development. They were first published in 2012 by CanChild’s Dr. Rosenbaum and Dr. Gorter and are now used internationally when working with children with disabilities and their families.

CTN supports families and clients by focusing on the "6 Fs" throughout our programming.
WCPD f words poster

Who do we serve?

CTN will provide occupational therapy and physiotherapy to children, from birth to school exit, who have functional limitations resulting from neuromotor, neuromuscular, degenerative, or chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

New Service Delivery Pathway

OT PT slide Kim

Using our new pathway families will enter the system though the Growth and Development program.  They will continue to be involved in this program until they choose to leave CTN services or they graduate from high school. 

Watch this informative video about the new pathway at CTN.


Please click here to read the full Intervention Guide for more details

During Growth and Development visits the families and therapy team will decide if any further intervention is required at that time.  If there are functional needs the families will be supported through the intervention styles and will follow up with their therapist at the next Growth and Development visit.

If you have any questions about services for your child, please speak to your child's team or contact a CTN Service Navigator at CTN ACCESS 1-866-377-0286.
Click here for more CTN Rehabilitation Resources.

Please click here to read the full Intervention Guide for more details

Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2012). The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think!. Child: care, health and development, 38(4), 457-463. https://www.canchild.ca/f-words
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