Carolyn was born and raised in Ottawa, and she completed her Bachelor of Science, Honours in Human
Kinetics from the University of Ottawa in 2010. She then attended Queen’s University in Kingston, where she completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2012.
Carolyn has experience working with children, youth and adults. She gained her passion and experience
in mental health practices while working with adolescents in a hospital setting, and she continues to work with youth on their occupational balance, coping, and executive functioning skills in the community setting.
Carolyn is experienced in supporting school age children, addressing concerns related to fine and gross
motor development, handwriting and written output, sensory processing, self-regulation, attention, focus,
and executive functions. Carolyn also has a special interest in feeding interventions for picky eaters and
for infants, toddlers and children with feeding concerns. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys playing ringette, softball and volleyball; she appreciates being outdoors and spending time with her family and her dog, Fiddler.
Carolyn is licensed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, and she holds membership with
the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She has training and experience in various areas
of pediatric occupational therapy, including:
- Handwriting Without Tears (Pre-K Literacy and Math, Pre-K Readiness and Writing, K-5 Handwriting)
- Keyboarding Without Tears
- Assistive Technology
- Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding
- Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation: Evidence Based Practices for Everyday Life
- Sensory Processing in Autism (STAR Institute)
- Interoception and Autism
- Psycho-Sensory Processing Intervention (Kim Barthel)
- Collaborative Problem Solving- Tier 1
- Motivational Interviewing
- Action-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: More Walk, Less Talk
- ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Home Safety Assessments