Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Rideau

interprofessional clinic sign

The Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Rideau is now open.

An initiative of the Centre for Interprofessional Health Care and Research Network, and established in collaboration with University of Ottawa Health Services, the Clinic offers residents and visitors of all ages a wide range of treatments and services, including audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology.

Services can be accessed through self-referral or a referral from a healthcare professional.

The Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Rideau is a bilingual clinic staffed with skilled clinicians equipped to provide services for adults and children in audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology. The Interprofessional Clinic is also a teaching clinic, offering numerous student placements for the University of Ottawa.

Client Services

The dynamic interprofessional team is made up of Clinician-Educators from 4 regulated health professions:

  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Physiotherapy


As of April 1, 2019, the Clinic will offer hearing tests to children as young as 9 months. 


  • View our poster for more information (pdf)
  • View the French version of the poster (pdf)

Pediatric Services

Our pediatric services focus on children presenting with difficulties participating in school (e.g., listening, reading and writing, math, games, sports and leisure, social interactions). All children meeting these criteria can benefit from interprofessional assessments in audiology, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and physiotherapy (depending on the identified needs), as well as interventions in the required professions.

Peripheral Hearing Tests

Children 3 years and up that only require a hearing assessment.  Typically, only one appointment is necessary.

Assessment of auditory processing disorders (APD):

Children 7 and up.  The assessment generally includes up to three sessions of approximately 90 minutes each.  If needs are identified, intervention sessions are also available.

  • Comprehensive peripheral hearing tests:
    • Functional integrity of outer, middle, and inner ear
    • Integrity of auditory pathways (ABRs)
  • Assessments for auditory processing disorders (APD)
  • Decreased sound tolerance assessment (Tinnitus/Hyperacusis/Misophonia)


  • Recommendations for FM systems
  • TRT(tinnitus retraining therapy – applicable to hyperacusis and misophonia)
  • Communication and hearing preservation strategies
  • APD rehabilitation focused on:
    • Recognizing communication break-downs and barriers
    • Auditory Training
    • Increasing awareness of, and modifying, the acoustic environment
    • Developing auditory, metacognitive, and metalinguistic abilities

Occupational Therapy:

  • Cognitive: problem solving, memorization (mental imagery), learning strategies
  • Affect/Emotion: cognitive-behavioral and emotional/anxiety management strategies
  • Body: sensory (self-regulation) and motor learning


  • Functional play-based therapy
  • In-clinic hands-on treatment to improve movement patterns
  • Core strengthening, balance, and gait training
  • Sports-specific skills (i.e. bike riding, throwing and catching a ball)
  • Education/activity recommendations
  • Co-treatments with OT and/or SLP for posture and respiration

Speech-Language Pathology:

  • Language, speech, and voice therapies
  • Literacy and reading comprehension skills
  • Spelling and writing skills
  • Cognitive approach, visualization, and learning strategies

Adult Services

Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Physiotherapy services for:

  • Clients living with a neurological condition
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease (LSVT Big®and LSVT Loud®available)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Guillain Barré Syndrome (GBS)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Other neurological conditions.

Audiology Services

  • Comprehensive peripheral hearing tests
  • Prescription of hearing aids
  • Hearing aid/Assistive listening devices dispensing, fittings, and follow ups
  • Cerumen management/ear wax removal
  • Decreased sound tolerance assessment (Tinnitus/Hyperacusis/Misophonia)
  • TRT (tinnitus retraining therapy – applicable to hyperacusis and misophonia)


  • The Interprofessional Clinic at Perley Rideau
  • Phone: 613-526-7125
  • Fax: 613-526-7126
  • Email:


Students and clinicians from the Interprofessional Clinic are to park in the staff parking designations.

Clients arriving on-site for treatment services in the Interprofessional Clinic are to park in the designated visitor parking locations.