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Campbell River and District Association for Community Living
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Occupational Therapy Program


Occupational Therapy Services provides intervention to assist children (birth to school entry) to develop skills necessary to participate as independently as possible in everyday activities. These activities include:

  • Self-care activities such as feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting and sleeping.

  • Activities that contribute to a child's productivity such as kindergarten readiness skills, including fine motor skills such as pre-printing skills, drawing, cutting, manipulating objects and the ability to attend to and participate in school activities.

  • Play, which is a child's primary occupation. It is through play that a child develops new skills. A child may demonstrate difficulty with play skills such as using toys appropriately, interacting with others or displaying problem behaviors.


Some problems that may contribute to functional limitations in these areas include:

  • Fine motor difficulties.

  • Visual processing difficulties.

  • Sensory processing issues - difficulty organizing sensory information to help make sense of the world around us.

  • Difficulty with motor planning - the ability to decide what one's body has to do and then do it.


Formal or informal assessment is done to more clearly define concerns. Intervention includes working in partnership with families and caregivers so that treatment strategies can be integrated into the child's daily routines. Therapy includes the use of adaptive activities that are developmentally appropriate and of interest to the child. Recommendations are made in terms of equipment, environmental adaptations and other assistive devices.


Any questions? contact:

Hanna Nagtegaal, MScOT
Senior Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Program Supervisor
Phone: (250) 286-0955, ext 2210
Email: hanna.nagtegaal@cradacl.bc.ca


Occupational Therapists have a Master's or Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy and are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of B.C.



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We would like to acknowledge the financial support that we receive from our funding partners. Thank you for your ongoing support,

Thank YOU!

The Campbell River and District Association for Community Living acknowledges and thanks the many people, businesses, and organizations who assist us with our various programs.

Friends of CRADACL

Coastal Community Credit Union
Speedy Glass
Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
Campbell River Mirror
Whales Tales
West Jet Airlines
Vancouver Foundation
Thrifty Foods
The Real Canadian Superstore
Lions of BC Hearing Cnsv. Soc.
Starbucks Coffee
Shamrock Farms
Rotary Club International
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ricky's All Day Grill
Rich's Auto Body
Queen Alexandra Foundation
Quality Foods
Pythian Sisters
Popsey's Restaurant
Pioneer Home Hardware
Ocean Pacific
Merecroft Village Pub - MVP
McDonald's Restaurants
Marine Harvest Canada
Jobs Daughters
Ironwood Place
Insurance Centres
Ladies Aux.#3097
Fraternal Order of Eagles
City of Campbell River
Campbell River Daybreak Rotary
Amazing Brace


  • Address: 1153 Greenwood Street
    Campbell River, BC
    V9W 3C5
  • Phone: 250.286.0391
  • Fax: 250.286.3732