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Following the the RAW approach . . .

We are a flexible and accessible all inclusive, health and wellness practice that prides ourselves in bringing you inspired, inclusive and innovative community based and virtual health and wellness services by highly-trained professionals using the best available evidence with you as the person directing your care to better achieve your goals.

Red Arrow Wellness provides community based services and support in the following areas (scroll down for detailed information):


  • Speech & Language Services

  • Social Work/Mental Health Services 

  • Music Therapy Services

  • Occupational Therapy Service

  • Rehab/Behavioural Support Services

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Services

Coming Soon:​

  • Numeracy & Literacy Services (coming soon)

We are passionate about supporting under-served communities and people, people not receiving services that are on waitlists and bridging gaps in services. 

  • We believe that all people deserve access to evidence-based, best-practice health and wellness services to improve their health and happiness.

  • We believe that people of all ages should be at the centre of their care so that their beliefs and values help to guide their care.

  • We believe that all people should be helped in setting and achieving their goals for health and wellness. 


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Services & Support

Speech & Language Services

The practice of speech-language pathology is the assessment of speech and language functions and the treatment and prevention of speech and language dysfunctions or disorders to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment oral motor or communicative functions.

Scope of Practice:

Speech-language pathologists are concerned with the identification, assessment, treatment and (re)habilitation and prevention of communication and/or swallowing disorders in children and adults. SLP’s scope of clinical practice includes the provision of assessment, treatment and consultation services for:

  • Language delay and disorders

  • Speech delays and disorders including apraxia, dysarthria, developmental articulation/phonology and motor speech impairment not otherwise specified

  • Communication disorders related to autism, developmental delays, learning disabilities, stroke, head injuries, cognitive disorders, hearing impairment and progressive neurological diseases

  • Literacy

  • Written communication

  • Swallowing disorders

  • Voice and resonance disorders

  • Stuttering

  • Alternative and augmentative communication needs

  • Psychogenic communication and swallowing disorders

  • Structural anomalies of speech and voice mechanisms

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Social Work Services 

Social workers are regulated health professionals who work with individuals, families, groups and communities to improve individual and collective well-being. They respond to social issues like racism, poverty and unemployment. As well, social workers advocate for social justice, human rights and fair access to health and social services. 

Canadian social workers share the following core values:

  1. Respect for the inherent dignity and worth of persons

  2. Pursuit of social justice

  3. Service to humanity

  4. Integrity in professional practice

  5. Confidentiality in professional practice

  6. Competence in professional practice

Social workers believe people are resourceful, resilient and able. Working in a variety of settings, social workers help people attain physical, mental and spiritual well-being. They also address broad social issues like oppression, discrimination, domestic violence, unemployment and poverty. They do this in many different ways, including:

  • Therapy/Counselling

  • Social policy analysis

  • Community capacity building

  • Health promotion

  • Research

  • Collaboration with other professions

Scope of Practice:

Direct intervention with kids struggling with:

  • anxiety/worry,

  • grief,

  • loss,

  • dysregulation/behaviour challenges,

  • social skills,

  • self esteem,

  • bullying,

  • school issues (avoidance, behaviour), 

Social workers support children, youth and families facing challenges arising from FASD, ASD, developmental delays, foster care/multiple placements experiences, trauma, seeking diagnosis, etc.

Social Workers also advocate for and connect individuals with needed services and supports.

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Music Therapy Support Services

Music therapy is a discipline in which Certified Music Therapists (MTAs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains.

Scope of Practice:

The services performed by a certified music therapist (MTA) include the application of music therapy interventions within the context of a therapeutic relationship. This relationship is developed through music-based, verbal, and/or non-verbal communication. Certified MTAs use music to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains. They conduct client assessments, develop treatment plans, implement therapy processes, and evaluate progress. This scope of practice includes a range of procedures, actions, processes, roles, and responsibilities that a certified MTA can safely and effectively perform.

Who benefits from Music Therapy?

Music therapy is used with individuals of various ages, abilities, and musical backgrounds in clinical, educational, community and private practice settings. The list below includes examples of medical conditions, living conditions and goal areas that might lead to someone accessing music therapy.

  • Acquired Brain Injury

  • AIDS

  • Autism and other Pervasive Development Disabilities

  • Critical Care

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Emotional Traumas

  • Geriatric Care

  • Hearing Impairments

  • Mental Health Difficulties

  • Neonatal Care

  • Obstetrics

  • Oncology

  • Pain Control

  • Palliative Care

  • Personal Growth

  • Physical Disabilities

  • Speech and Language Impairments

  • Substance Abuse

  • Teens at Risk

  • Victims of Abuse

  • Visual Impairments

 Music therapy can be used to address needs in various domains:


  • Attention/Concentration

  • Development/establishment of activities of daily living (ADLs)

  • Executive functions (e.g. decision-making, organization, reasoning, etc)

  • Inhibition

  • Memory recall and facilitation; reminiscence

Speech/Language and Communication (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

  • Articulation

  • Expressive communication

  • Oral motor development

  • Pacing

  • Receptive communication

  • Respiratory control/strength

  • Vocalizations



  • Emotional regulation

  • End-of-life emotional support

  • Relaxation

  • Self-awareness

  • Self-expression

  • Skills for coping with anxiety


  • Balance and coordination

  • Breath and heart-rate regulation

  • Endurance

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gait training

  • Gross motor skills


  • Auditory sensitivities

  • Pain management

  • Proprioceptive input (ability to understand where the body is in space)

  • Spatial awareness

  • Vestibular input (sense of balance, spatial orientation)

  • Visual/Auditory/Tactile/Olfactory stimulations & sensations


  • Initiating/sustaining social interactions

  • Turn taking

  • Leading/following directions

  • Sharing

  • Waiting

For more information go to:

Taken from: (Canadian Association of Music Therapists)

Links and Resources

Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational therapy (OT) is an allied health profession that involves the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations, to treat the physical, mental, developmental, and emotional ailments that impact a patient’s ability to perform daily tasks.

Healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists are practitioners who use therapeutic techniques to improve, rehabilitate, or maintain a patient’s motor skills and overall ability to perform everyday activities.

Occupational therapy differs from other healthcare professions like physical therapy or nursing in its focus on treating the whole patient, rather than treating a particular injury, ailment, or physical disability. For example, after a surgery a nurse might assist a patient with pain management, dressing changes, and care during recovery. An occupational therapist, on the other hand, will assess the types of activities that are important to the patient and teach them how to become independent again following the surgery, so that they can resume the roles that define who they are.

Scope of Practice:

As discussed above, occupational therapists work with their patients by taking a therapeutic approach to everyday activities. Broadly, this means that occupational therapists are responsible for helping patients develop, recover, improve in regards to a condition or injury, as well as maintain the skills needed to execute daily activities. But, what does this actually entail?

In general, OTs are responsible for a wide range of duties and tasks related to patient care.

Occupational therapists help people to:

  • learn new ways of doing things

  • regain skills and develop new ones

  • use materials or equipment that makes life easier, or 

  • adapt their environment to work better for them.

These solutions help people to do as much as they can – safely and effectively – at home, at school, at work or in other settings.


Depending on the setting in which they work, the roles of an OT often include:

  • Evaluating a patient’s condition and needs

  • Developing treatment plans to address a patient’s needs and help them meet specific goals

  • Assessing a patient’s home and/or work environment and recommending adaptations to fit the patient’s needs and improve independence

  • Training patients and their caregivers to use special equipment

  • Assessing and documenting progress for evaluation, billing, and reporting purposes

  • And more

The day-to-day activities that occupational therapists take part in will also likely be influenced by the settings in which they work. Many occupational therapists work in hospital or private practice settings, however, there are many opportunities to work in other environments. For example, some practitioners work in educational settings to assist in child development or with the elderly to lessen the struggles that come along with aging. Those with an entrepreneurial spirit may even choose to open and manage their own private practice.

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Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Support Services
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AAC means all of the ways that someone communicates besides talking.


People of all ages can use AAC if they have trouble with speech or language skills. 


Augmentative means to add to someone’s speech. 


Alternative means to be used instead of speech.


Some people use AAC throughout their life. Others may use AAC only for a short time, like when they have surgery and can’t talk.

There are a lot of different types of AAC. No-tech and low-tech options include things like

  • gestures and facial expressions,

  • writing,

  • drawing,

  • spelling words by pointing to letters, and

  • pointing to photos, pictures, or written words.


High-tech options include things like

  • using an app on an iPad or tablet to communicate and

  • using a computer with a “voice," sometimes called a speech-generating device.


A person may use different types of AAC because there are many ways that we all communicate. An AAC system means all of the tools of this type that a person uses.

Here are some of the areas that research has helped us understand.

Age, Skills, and Timing

Some people wonder if children need to be a certain age before they can use AAC. Research shows that AAC helps people of all ages (even those younger than 3 years old)! You can use AAC early. There are no thinking skills, test scores, or other milestones that you need to reach before AAC can help.

Talking and Motivation

A lot of people wonder if using AAC will stop someone from talking or will slow down language development. This is not true—research shows that AAC can actually help with these concerns! People who use AAC can also learn how to read and write.


You might wonder how someone can use AAC if they have trouble moving their arms and hands. There are many ways to use an AAC system besides touching it. Your SLP may work with occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs) to find the best way for each person to use their AAC system.

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Rehabilitation & Behavioural Support Services 

Rehabilitation Behavioural Support Assistants provide functional and goal‐oriented services. They also teach and support patients in learning or practising skills, lead activity sessions or provide education to clients, families and caregivers.

Scope of Practice:

  • Works under the direction of Regulated Health Care Professionals (eg. Speech-Language Pathologist, Social Worker)

  • Provides treatment services and support in a community setting (home, school, daycare, etc.).

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