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Holland Bloorview has been minimally impacted by the worldwide CrowdStrike outage. Clinical activity is continuing as scheduled but some clients may experience delays. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Learning to use a BCI is a lot like learning to play an instrument. It takes training and practice. The more children practice, the better they can get at focusing and controlling the BCI. Our clinical program provides individual training and group practice opportunities for participants.


Eligibility Criteria

Children and youth with disabilities who live in Ontario and can come onsite for a session (not diagnosis or skill specific). Must be able to tolerate a headset.

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Nolan mastered the use of two separate thought commands to drive a remote control car forward and backward.

New families are encouraged to contact our Team Lead for an intake conversation. A training session can then be scheduled with our Occupational Therapist (OT). After one to three training sessions, families can choose to continue to work individually with our OT and may wish to enroll their child in a BCI Therapeutic Recreation group.

Our Therapeutic Recreation Specialists offer three different formats for BCI group programming: inpatient, outpatient onsite and outpatient virtual. Participants have the opportunity to explore BCI applications with other BCI users. Together, kids can practice their BCI skills, create an art masterpiece, race remote control cars, play games and have fun.


Contact Us:   

Susannah Van Damme, OT Reg.(Ont.)
Team Lead
(416) 425-6220 Ext. 7365