Occupational Therapy

What is pediatric occupational therapy?

 An occupational therapist will assess and treat children in order for them to maximize their independence in the areas of; fine and gross motor skills, self-care skills, play and sensory processing skills.

 Why might my child need occupational therapy?

Children see an occupational therapist for a variety of reasons including:

  • delays in fine and gross motor skills

  • difficulty acheiving age-appropriate milestones (e.g. sitting up, rolling, playing with toys)

  • challenges in feeding and eating skills

  • difficulty using scissors, poor printing skills, inefficient pencil grasp

  • over/under reactions to sensory stimulus (e.g. sensitivity to sound, touch, textures, movement)

  • picky eater

  • poor oral motor skills (chewing, biting food, drinking)

  • poor balance and/or coordination e.g. challenges navigating playground equipment, slides, swings

  • unable to undress/dress self, tie laces, fasten buttons

  • difficulty with self-regulation

Our Occupational Therapists

Karolyn Katz
Clinical Director
Occupational Therapist

Nancy Farajun, BA/MA, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Hyla Wise, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Rebekah Boscariol, M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Leanne Arseneau, M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist