Carolyn Chan
BSc, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Carolyn graduated from Western University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Carolyn is a registered Occupational Therapist who has been working as a community-based Occupational Therapist for the past five years, providing occupational therapy assessment, treatment and consultation services in predominantly home and school settings. Carolyn is passionate in promoting functional independence skills for all children – this includes fine motor skills, self-help skills and sensory processing skills. She has experience working with children with various diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome. Carolyn is committed to providing evidence-based and family-centred care to help clients reach their OT goals.

Photo_Discovering_Abilities
Kali Jacobs
BSc, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Kali graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Therapy completed at Dalhousie University.

Kali is a passionate community-based Occupational Therapist who strives to enable children and families to participate in both meaningful and essential daily occupations. Kali uses an evidence-based and family-centered approach to guide her therapeutic interventions, which are targeted towards enhancing functional independence and overall quality of life. Kali has experience working with children and youth of various ages and abilities at school, at home, and in the community. As an Occupational Therapist, Kali has designed and facilitated individualized treatment plans using sensory integration and emotional regulation techniques; cognitive strategies, life skills, and social skills training; Handwriting Without Tears programs; as well as specialized equipment and assistive software. Kali has had additional training in Sensory Integration as well as the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) approach and has had successful experiences implementing both with children, youth, and families. Kali is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has past experience assisting children and youth to live independent and enjoyable leisure lifestyles. Kali is focused on incorporating “fun” into her therapy and enjoys developing positive, therapeutic relationships with each of her clients in an effort to discover new possibilities.

Tasneem Kinaci
BHSc, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

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 ten 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. Discovering Abilities was founded 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.

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

Pamela graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Disease completed at the University of Toronto.

Pamela is a registered occupational therapist with a passion for working with children and their families to enable engagement in meaningful daily activities. She has experience working with children with a wide range of abilities and exceptionalities in the school and outpatient settings, including children with physical, learning, sensory processing and neurodevelopmental challenges. Pamela always uses a strengths-based, family-centred approach. She is committed to promoting the inclusion of all children in all settings. Pamela has training in various handwriting remedial programs such as Handwriting Without Tears, First Strokes and Motor Right Along. Pamela also holds a strong interest in sensory integration and dysregulation in children. She is trained in the Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol, the SOS  Approach to Feeding, and has extensive experience setting up effective sensory diets in the school and home settings.

Sarah Lucas
BA, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

Sarah graduated from McMaster University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy following a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Sarah is a registered occupational therapist with a passion for working with children of all abilities. She is experienced in working with children who have sensory needs, fine and gross motor delays, and attention and self-regulation difficulties. Sarah has extensive experience providing motor and printing rehabilitation and creating sensory diets for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder. She has also worked with children who have cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, pediatric stroke, muscular dystrophy and other special needs. Sarah has additional training in Handwriting Without Tears, Strengthening Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, and Mental Health First Aid. Sarah is committed to promoting participation and inclusion for children with disabilities across all life spheres. She also supports children within the school environment.

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.

DSC_0052
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.

McKenzie Sinclair
BA, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist

McKenzie graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Youth Studies completed at the Brock University.

McKenzie is a registered occupational therapist with a passion for working with children. She has had many years of working with children of all abilities in various settings, including in school and the community. McKenzie strives to provide the children she works with the ability to participate in meaningful and necessary daily occupations. She has experience working with numerous diagnoses, including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, fine and gross motor delays, and various others. McKenzie is committed to client and family centred care to support clients achieve their goals!