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Tiffany Guanlao
BSc, MSc.OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
Tiffany graduated from McMaster University with a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy, following a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at York University.
Tiffany is a registered Occupational Therapist with experience in providing assessment, treatment and consultation services to children and their families. She has a passion for working with individuals with a variety of needs, and is committed to providing evidence-based, family -centred care. Tiffany has experience working with children with various challenges, including fine motor, gross motor, sensory and self-care difficulties. She has completed a number of professional development workshops including the Handwriting Without Tears program, the Motor Right Along program as well as the Smart But Scattered executive functioning workshop. Tiffany has a passion for working with children to help them increase their independence and participation at home and in the community.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.