Occupational Therapists

What is an Occupational Therapist?


As rehabilitation professionals, occupational therapists are trained in physical and mental health to help people recover from injury or illness, maximize ability following permanent loss or developmental disability, and regain life roles following mental illness.

Occupational therapists also consult to make buildings, homes, and work environments accessible for people of all abilities.


Adrienne Thoms

Phone: (403) 809-3742

Email: adowner [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Pediatric OT for private in-home, clinical or community therapy.

-Fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory or regulatory issues, independence with activities of daily living, and toilet training.



Carol Vickery

Phone: (403) 542-5777

Email: kids4ot [at] gmail [dot] com

-Provides assessment, treatment and consultation to toddlers, preschool and elementary aged children

-Sensory processing difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, feeding challenges, motor difficulties, developmental delays, visual perceptual difficulties and learning disabilities.

-Located in the NW in Bowness



Colleen Basaraba

Phone: (403) 685-2893

Email: crbotecs [at] telus [dot] net

-Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing and Motor Planning Challenges

-Pre-school, School Age, Adolescent



Charlene Wright

Phone: (403) 277-8508

Email: Charlene [at] otyyc [dot] ca

-Autism, ADD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Brain Injury, Isodicentric 15, Neurofibromatosis, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, and Complex Behavioral Disorders.

-Children and Adults 2-25 years of age.



 Erica Kronstal

Phone: (587) 434-5356

Email: jekronstal [at] gmail [dot] com

-Sensory processing, selective eating, and fine motor development through a play based approach.

-Works with mild to severe autism or developmental delay ages birth to 12 years old




 Elizabeth Beaugrand

Phone: (587) 893-0402

Fax: (403) 290-6564

Website: www.connecting-dots.ca

-children and youth of all ages with Autism, Down Syndrome, Amputation, ADHD, and undiagnosed challenges.

-Private funding as well as FSCD

-Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Calgary, and her Master of Science in OT from Dalhousie University.
-Elizabeth has additional training in:
Integrated Listening System (ILS)
Astronaut Training
Therapeutic Listening
Deep Pressure Proprioceptive Technique (DPPT)
Motivational interviewing



Judy Clachrie 

Phone: (403) 467-0286

E-mail: judy [dot] clachrie [at] shaw [dot] ca

Website: www.otjudyclachrie.com

-School-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, other developmental, learning or mental health concerns.

-In-home assessment, treatment, and coaching/consultation with parents and in-home support workers.

-Addressing concerns such as motor coordination, sensory processing skills or anxiety and their impact on daily living skills. For example: helping parents use self-regulation and attachment-based strategies when interacting with their child in self-care activities, chores, play times or meal preparation.

-Private and FSCD



Joanna Yuen
-Provides  family support, assessment, and treatment for preschool and school age-children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism and Sensory Disorders, Attention Deficit  Disorders, Developmental Coordination disorders, Down Syndrome, and other developmental delays.
-Also sees children with challenges in the areas of sensory processing /modulation, fine motor, oral motor, handwriting, feeding, and other daily living skills.
-Uses Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental approach, and Floor time approach. Available to help kids with FSCD funding and PUF funding.  School consultation and home based therapy available.
-trained in other complementary therapy courses including:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Brain Gym Educational Kinesiology, MNRI Primitive Reflex, Integration Level 1 from Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute, Rhythmic Movement Training Therapy (MRT)  Level 1, 2, 3  from Rhythmic Movement Training International, Touch for Health Level 1,2 (Kinesiology) by John Thie
-Services provided in Calgary, Cochrane, Airdrie, Okotoks, and Chestermere



Katherine Buchanan

Phone: (403) 777-6983

-Developmental Disabilities and Neurological Disease/Disorders.

Preschool, School age, and Adolescents

Karen McIntosh

Phone: (403) 680-8108

Email: kmcintosh [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Ages 4 to 16 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, DCD, and Learning Disabilities, as well as adults in the area of Sensory Processing Disorder

-Private Clients in the South of Calgary



Krista Van Iderstine (Hansen)

Phone: (403) 585-7477

Email: kristaotcoach@gmail.com

-Ages 4 to young adult with ADHD, anxiety, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder.

-Self-regulation (focus, emotions, sensory processing, completing activities), social skills, organizational skills, written work

-Privately funded clients



 Lesley Heysel

Phone: (403) 680-3253

Email: lesleyheysel [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Preschoolers and School age children

-Sensory Integration, Fine Motor, ASD, Graphics, ADLs and Behavior

-Private and FSCD



Sonya Sawyers

Phone: (403) 686-3391

Email: sonya [at] cherringtonsawers [dot] com

-Toddler/preschool age to pre-teen with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, motor coordination/performance difficulties/DCD, Developmental Delays, Fine Motor delays (including printing and/or handwriting), Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual difficulties, ADLs/Self-help skills, and integrated listening system (iLs Practitioner)

-Clinic based, home-visits or school observations

-Private clients, FSCD or PUF



Teunisje Gruber

Phone: (403) 708-9811

Email: tgruber [at] shaw [dot] ca

-Pediatric, most experienced with kids 2 ½ to 8 years old.

-All diagnosis and difficulties








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