Barri was born and raised in Toronto. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2009. Prior to this, she completed a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University in 2006.
Presently, Barri works in paediatric private practice settings in Toronto and is licenced by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy in the United States. She also holds membership with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Barri has a broad range of experience spanning pediatric community based, private practice, and school board settings in the Greater Toronto Area. She has a particular interest in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has experience supporting children with fine and gross motor development, play, handwriting, sensory processing, self-regulation, attention, and executive function using a play based and evidence informed approach.
Barri is a certified proficient DIRFloortime provider and has training in various areas of pediatric occupational therapy including:
- Beyond Behaviours: Effective Neuroscience-based Tools to Transform Childhood Behaviors
- Toileting, Interoception Nutrition: An Evidence-Based Approach for Promoting Toileting Success and Independence
- 5 Keys to Supporting Behaviour Regulation: How to Support Challenging Behaviour in a Kinder, More Effective Manner
- 3 Steps to Improving Interoception: An Evidence Based Approach
- Making Connections: Introduction to NDT and Dynamic Core for Kids
- DIR 201: Promoting Basic Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities
- DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR and DIRFloortime
- Introduction to Facing Your Fears: Group CBT for Managing Anxiety in Children with ASD Part 1
- Sensory Processing and Sensory Based Interventions for Children
- The Learn Play Thrive Approach to Autism
- Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder: Best Occupational Therapy Practice
- Occupational Therapy Approaches to Anxiety with Children and Teens
- Developmental Coordination Disorder: Applying Current Evidence to Practice
- The SOS Approach to Feeding
- Handwriting Without Tears (Pre-K & K-Grade 5)