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For residents of British Columbia: As a registered Health Care Professional my service is covered by many Extended Health Care Plans (ask your Extended Health Care provider if Occupational Therapy is covered through your plan). If your child receives Autism Funding, this can be used toward my services as I am registered on the RASP list. My services are also partially covered by At Home Program (AHP) funding. If you don’t have funding and would like to assess whether you would qualify for funding, I am happy to provide you with information and support you in this process.

I offer in-person services in Burnaby, New Westminster, Port Moody, Anmore, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. If you live outside the area of service, please contact me to explore how I can support you or to refer you to other professionals.

Yes, I offer in-person AND virtual appointments. I support families all over the world. I am fluent in German, Spanish and English. I offer consultations via phone, WhatsApp, Skype and Zoom. Many families opt for a combination of in-person and virtual support. Virtual appointments can take place during your work lunch break, your child’s nap or when the kids are in bed.

I follow all Public Health guidelines. However, I do not ask families for their vaccination status and will not discriminate based on your vaccination status. I do ask that family members do not attend in-person appointments if they are feeling unwell. In that case, I offer you a virtual session or we reschedule your appointment.

There are several ways to find out if your child needs Occupational Therapy:

  • Your family doctor or pediatrician may refer you to an OT if your child is not meeting their developmental milestones as an infant or has developmental delays later on in life.
  • Sometimes it is daycare or a teacher who brings up concerns to parents.
  • If you have concerns about your child’s development, I encourage you to bring this up with your family doctor or pediatrician and/or contact your local OT clinic. You can find a list of Occupational Therapists here.

No, your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis or a doctor’s referral. In fact, OTs play an important role in the assessment process if you suspect your child might have Autism, Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or developmental delays. OTs DO NOT diagnose, but they can perform assessments and help you with the process of getting a diagnosis for your child, if needed.

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