Therapy services may be available at school to enable a student to attend and participate in school routines.
In Ontario schools, Children's Treatment Centres either provide or contract other agencies to provide Occupational Therapy (OT), Physiotherapy (PT) and some Speech-Language Therapy (SLP) services.
TVCC provides School Therapy Services in publicly funded schools in London, Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce counties.
TVCC also provides OT, PT and SLP services for students at Standing Stone School on the Oneida Nation of the Thames and Antler River School on the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.
Access to Services
School Therapy Services need to be initiated through your child’s school. Speak to your School Principal to access these services.
If your child is receiving preschool SLP services, speak to your preschool SLP about how to access school SLP services.
Schools can make a referral by completing and submitting the required forms found on the Intake and Referrals page.
Updating TVCC About Changes for Referred Students
Use the Student Update Form to provide updated information about students who are currently waiting for service. You must discuss with the family (and check on the form that it has been discussed) when you are sharing new information with TVCC. There is no need to call TVCC to discuss; if TVCC has questions, we will contact you after reviewing the form.
Important updates to share include:
- Changes in the student’s needs. If a student’s needs have increased, it may change the length of time waiting for service. If a student no longer requires the service, please inform TVCC, and the student will be removed from the waiting list.
- Changes to custody or contact information
- Changes in school
Please share updates about students who are already receiving service directly with the student’s therapist.
What to Expect
TVCC will review the referral package received from the school. If the student is placed on a waitlist for service, the school will receive confirmation. Before service will start, the family and school will be contacted by the therapist.
For More Information
Contact your school Principal or one of our Intake Coordinators:
519.685.8716 (in London calling area)
1.866.590.8822 ext 58716 (Toll free for callers outside the London calling area)