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Occupational Therapy


Coquitlam, BC

What is Occupational Therapy and how does it support children’s development?

Occupational Therapy takes a holistic approach to help individuals engage and succeed in the important occupations of their life.

For a child, their most important occupation is to play and explore! Each child has unique gifts, strengths and needs, and therefore each treatment plan will utilize play activities and games that are designed specifically for your child’s level of development. OT uses a play-based and strength-based approach to address sensory processing, fine and gross motor skills, play and social skills and self-help skills.

OT at Club Aviva will also include the use of the inclusive gymnastics setting which will allow the OT to incorporate a variety of different apparatuses including the balance beam, trampoline, trapeze and bars, to your child’s unique therapy plan.

Meet your OT

Katie Yaschuk graduated from the Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Queen’s University following the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program at Simon Fraser University. As a previous ESMT therapist, Katie and the ESMT team are very excited for her to be rejoining Club Aviva! Katie has valuable OT fieldwork experience working at a community-based child development center. She also has experience working in a private pediatric clinic and with children and youth with disabilities through Developmental Disabilities Association. Katie brings an enthusiastic, fun and creative approach to each and every therapy session.

She believes in using a family-centered approach to work with the child and their family to develop meaningful and functional goals. Katie believes that the relationship and rapport with each child and their families is a key component to meaningful and effective therapy. Katie is passionate about helping children of all abilities reach their potential through a fun, interactive, and engaging play setting.

Katie is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP) list.

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