Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Dalhousie University.
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc. OT.) – Queen’s University.
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (USA).
Other Pertinent training outside of your credential:
Handwriting Without Tears: Pre K and Grades 1-5.
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding.
Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Occupational Therapy Practice.
Experience with Zones of Regulation, The ALERT program, and Social Thinking.
Training educators about sensory processing, self-regulation, physical education accommodations, technology and adaptive equipment.
Collaborating with school teams, community agencies, and families.
Co-treating with speech-language pathologists and other clinicians.
Leading social skills and self-regulation groups for multiple age groups with various needs.
Years of Experience (in general): 10 years.
Length of Time with ISAND: 8 months.
Position at ISAND: Occupational Therapist.
Any areas of Specialization: N/A
Professional Accomplishments ( at least one):
Member of YRDSB PT/OT committee supporting accessible outdoor education initiatives.
Supported a refugee family with medical needs transitioning into a new school setting.
What brought you to ISAND:
The opportunity to work with and learn from the interdisciplinary team of clinicians.
What do you really like about ISAND:
Working in close collaboration with our team to help clients learn new skills and reach their potential.
The supportive clinicians and staff.
Our wonderful families!
A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests:
Spending time with my husband and young children.
Following Toronto sports teams – especially the Maple Leafs and the Raptors.