Little Bird is a Vancouver Based Occupational Therapy service which aims to help children with various mental health needs thrive and be their best selves using the body and sensation as the foundation. Using sensory exploration and learning, sensory strategies, play, mindfulness, music, and other mind-body and holistic approaches such as yoga, biofeedback, nutrition and daily routine we help children learn self regulation, impulse control, cognitive flexibility, and other adaptive and motor skills.
I'm a Registered Occupational Therapist in Vancouver, BC with experience working with kids from toddlers to late teens with a variety of diagnosis or difficulties including Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, ODD, FASD, OCD, Depression, PTSD, attachment disorders, or undiagnosed behavior or emotional difficulties. My passion is helping children thrive and be their best selves by meeting them where they're at, working to understand how they see and experience the world, and finding practical, everyday strategies for whatever environment they find themselves in.
I believe in a framework that considers a child's sensory needs and responses (their unique way of perceiving, feeling,and responding to the world), their cognitive abilities and thoughts, their physical abilities, all the environments they find themselves in and the people and relationships in those, and all they need and want to do- only in looking at all these things can we truly understand a child's behaviors and work to help them.
I have my Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta and additional training and professional development in sensory and trauma informed interventions. I have a lot of experience with children of various ages, abilities, and cultures, both in and out of OT practice.
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