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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. SBRS will be delivered in partnership with Saint Elizabeth Health Care and the 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.

Will my child’s therapist change?

In the Hamilton region, School Based Rehabilitation Services will still be provided by Saint Elizabeth and CBI Health. RJCHC oversees the existing contract in place until December 31, 2019.

My child is on the waiting list for School Based Rehabilitation Services. Will my child come off the waiting list now?

Families currently waiting for services will maintain their place on the wait list and children will continue to be seen on a priority-basis.

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?
You will be contacted by your child’s therapist in January 2020. If you have any questions, please contact our SBRS Intake Team at 905-521-2100, extension 77950.