Making the Everyday Possible

October 31, 2019

Kayla’s Children Centre (KCC) prides itself as a one-stop resource for families of children with special needs, providing cutting-edge education, therapy, recreation and respite programs all in our newly renovated state-of-the-art facility in Thornhill, Ontario.

KCC’s team of therapists comprises speech and language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, behavioural therapists and music therapists who work closely with classroom and camp staff to ensure therapeutic interventions are embedded throughout the day.

Paediatric occupational therapists (OTs) help children with different abilities develop skills to perform activities that make up everyday life such as play, self-help, motor and sensory processing skills, eating and printing. KCC’s team of OTs offer an array of therapy delivery models including; push-in therapy where therapists support students within classroom activities; individual and group sessions; consultation and education for staff and parents.

Meet the Team

During National Occupational Therapy Month we couldn’t be more proud to celebrate our team of paediatric occupational therapists (OTs) whose dedication helps make the everyday possible for our kids.

Rebekah Boscariol, M.Sc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.) has
worked with KCC’s Camp 18 summer campers since 2017
and recently joined the team full time to work with
students 1:1, as well as in OT groups in the grades 1-2
and 2-4 classes.

 

 

 

Nancy Farajun, BA/MA, OT Reg. (Ont.), has worked with
a diverse paediatric population for almost 20 years in a wide
variety of organizations including hospitals, integrated and
specialized preschools, and her own private practice. Nancy
works with KCC’s satellite classrooms delivering
Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) services and
leading groups with a focus on self-regulation, social skills,
visual motor integration and written organization.

 


Leslie Hopkins, M.Sc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.),
 recently joined
KCC working in the Primary/Junior Classroom as well as 1:1.
Leslie has worked with children for over 10 years as an
occupational therapy assistant/physical therapy assistant,
developmental aide and yoga instructor. Now as an OT,
Leslie works with children to help enable their participation
in meaningful occupations.

 

 

Karolyn Katz, B.Sc. O.T. Reg. (Ont.), has worked in
paediatrics for over 25 years. Karolyn coordinates KCC’s
Infant Intervention Program providing intense therapy to
infants as early as six weeks old identified as at-risk for
developmental challenges, as well as in the Nursery/JK
classroom helping to develop feeding skills and
sensory processing.

 

 

Hyla Wise, B.Sc. O.T. Reg. (Ont.), has been an OT for
20 years and this year is co-leading the gross motor
movement groups. Hyla works with students and classroom
staff in the SK, Elementary, 5-7 classes and Yessodai satellite
class to facilitate independence in academics, sensory
processing, self-help and life skills.