Linna Chercover
BSc., MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Linna graduated from University of Toronto with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Previously, she graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minor in Health and Society.

Linna is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents in school, home and clinical settings. Using a child- and family-centred approach, she provides assessment, consultation and direct therapy in areas such as fine motor, gross motor, sensory and self-regulation skills. Linna’s approach includes a strengths-based focus, while ensuring that interventions are both functional and meaningful to her clients.  Her practice has been shaped over the years through training in many courses and workshops. Some of these include: Alert Program certification, Mindfulness, Brief Coaching, Floortime, Handwriting Without Tears, The Sensory Integration Perspective, Sensory Processing & Self-Regulation, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Above all, Linna’s goal in therapy is to keep it enticing, fun and playful.

Tasneem Kinaci
BHSc., MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
Qigong Sensory Treatment (QST) Certified Trainer

Tasneem graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree completed at The University of Western Ontario.

Tasneem is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been working as a community-based Occupational Therapist for the past eighteen years, providing occupational therapy services to children in various community settings (school, home and clinic) within the Greater Toronto Area. Tasneem specializes in enhancing and promoting healthy physical, social and emotional development in children. In particular, Tasneem focuses on improving fine/gross motor skills and sensory processing in children. On a daily basis, she provides Occupational Therapy intervention and consultation to children with a wide variety of diagnoses including mild to severe fine/gross motor difficulties, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy and Down’s syndrome. Tasneem is also a Certified QiGong Sensory Treatment (QST) Therapist and Parent Trainer. Discovering Abilities was founded in 2011 by Tasneem.

Carmen Lam
BSc., MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Carmen graduated from Western University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Disease and Psychology completed at the University of Toronto.

Carmen is passionate about working with children of all ages and with a variety of abilities and challenges, such as those in the areas of fine motor, gross motor, sensory, and self-regulation. Carmen is experienced in providing occupational therapy services in the home, school, and clinic settings. Carmen uses a client- and family-centred approach, and ensures that assessment, treatment,  and consultative services are evidence-based. Carmen has additional training through professional development workshops/courses, including the Handwriting Without Tears program, Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance, and Sensory Integration. Carmen is committed to collaborating with children and families to enable increased participation in meaningful, everyday activities and to successfully achieve their goals.

Sinthusha Kulasingham
BSc,. MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Sin graduated from University of Toronto with a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies & Psychology at University of Toronto.

Sin is a registered Occupational Therapist with experience working with children and adolescents within the school, home, and clinical settings; providing assessment, consultation and direct therapy. She is very passionate about occupational therapy and believes in the positive impact it can have on assisting children to succeed in different stages of their development. An important aspect in Sin’s practice is to  draw on each and every child’s strength and help them realize and achieve their true potential! On a daily basis, she provides Occupational Therapy intervention and consultation to children with a wide variety of diagnoses including mild to severe fine/gross motor difficulties, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, among others.

Erin Liapis
BHK., MSc.OT., O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Erin graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Human Kinetics, Honours Movement Science from the University of Windsor.

Erin is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been working as a community-based Occupational Therapist for the past thirteen years, providing occupational therapy services to children in the school and home settings within the Greater Toronto Area.  Erin has many years of experience working with children with a wide variety of diagnoses including mild to severe Fine and Gross motor difficulties, Developmental Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down’s Syndrome. In particular, Erin is passionate about assisting children and their families to promote independence in daily tasks, improving fine and gross motor skills, and addressing feeding concerns, and sensory processing difficulties. Erin strongly believes in a client centre approach to treatment to better engage children in their daily tasks, address Occupational therapy goals and reach their full potential.

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Suzanne MacArthur
BSc., MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Suzanne is an Occupational Therapist with several years of experience in providing occupational therapy services in home and school related environments and in a clinic setting. She earned a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University.

Suzanne is exceptionally passionate about working with children and families to maximize children’s potential to participate in activities related to education, self-help, and play/leisure. Suzanne has experience working with children with varying abilities to promote the development of: fine/gross skills, self-regulation skills, and visual-motor skills to increase participation in school related and self-care activities. Suzanne incorporates a variety of approaches based on training and experience related to sensory processing, self-regulation, seating and positioning and fine and gross motor development. Suzanne has participated in training for the The Zones of Regulation.

Desiree Mercado 
MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
Joanne Park
BSc. (Hons.), MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Joanne graduated from University of Toronto with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy, following a dual degree in Bachelor of Physiology and Psychology, completed at University of Western Ontario.

Joanne has additional training through professional courses and workshops including Handwriting Without Tears programs, Therapeutic Listening, Neurodevelopmental treatment for infants, Utilizing NDT and SI strategies to facilitate functional skills through play and she completed the certification process in Ayres Sensory Integration from University of Southern California.

Joanne is a registered Occupational Therapist with experience working with infants, school aged children and adolescents with various abilities and challenges in fine motor, gross motor, and sensory integrations within school and home settings.  Joanne values and promotes child and family – centered approach in her practice and is passionate about assisting children in reaching their potential in different stages of development they are at through providing evidence- based treatment interventions.  

Evelyn Smart
BSc., MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Evelyn graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s of Occupational Therapy Degree, following an Honors Bachelor of Sciences degree completed at York University.

Evelyn is an  Occupational Therapist working with children and families to promote optimal participation in everyday activities, such as those related to school, play, and self-care tasks. Evelyn uses a family-centered approach and works with both the child and family to achieve goals. Evelyn has experience working with children of a variety of ages and abilities in school, clinic and home settings. Evelyn uses a number of different approaches based on her experience and training in Handwriting Without Tears programs, Neurodevelopmental Approaches, and Moving and Handling courses. Evelyn also has experience working with adults and children with various neurological conditions such as cardiovascular accidents, strokes, cerebral palsy and has knowledge in Neurodevelopmental and Bobath facilitation approaches. Evelyn is passionate about working with children and strives to make a difference in her clients and their families.

Yasmin Williams
BSc.OT., O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Yasmin Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.

Yasmin is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been working in the community since 2010 providing services to children in community settings such as school and home in the Durham region. Yasmin is passionate about working with children and families to support physical, social-emotional and cognitive development by meeting children where they are at. She uses a client-centred approach to therapy and consultation. Yasmin has further developed her professional training through workshops/courses such as The Handwriting Without Tears program to focus on fine motor/printing development. She has provided intervention to children with a wide variety of diagnoses including Developmental Delay, Downs Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and fine/gross motor delay.