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School Based Rehabilitation Services

School Based Rehabilitation Services provides access to occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology services for students with rehabilitation/habilitation needs. These services are provided in-school help students attend school, participate in school routines, and receive instruction in publicly funded education settings.

Beginning in January 2020, McMaster Children’s Hospital – Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre staff will commence delivery of School-Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) in publically funded schools (Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Conseil Scolaire De District and the Conseil Scolaire De District Catholique Centre-Sud.)

School-Based Rehabilitation Services provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy to to school aged children and youth in order to support full participation in school. We are committed to a smooth transition and endeavor to ensure that children and youth will not experience delays in service.

We look forward to meeting your child and supporting their developmental needs.

Care We Provide

  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology for speech needs provided to school-aged children in their publicly funded school

Frequently Asked Questions

What is School Based Rehabilitation Services?

School Based Rehabilitation Services provides access to occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology services for students with rehabilitation needs. These services are provided in school to help students attend regularly, participate in school routines, and receive instruction in publicly funded education settings.

How do I refer my child for School Based Rehabilitation Services?

All new referrals for School Based Rehabilitation Services will continue to be done by the child’s home school through the Intake team at RJCHC. Please talk to your child’s teacher or principal about referrals for School Based Rehabilitation Services.

Questions?
If you have any questions, please contact our SBRS Intake Team at 905-521-2100, extension 77950.