Occupational Therapist & Clinic Manager
Lauren graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2018. She completed her undergraduate studies in her hometown, at Memorial University of Newfoundland, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.
Lauren works with Expanding Horizons Occupational Therapy as an occupational therapist (OT) and clinic manager. She is currently practicing occupational therapy in the Ottawa-Carleton region and is licensed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. When she isn’t seeing her clients, she is working on tasks behind the scenes to keep things at our new clinic running smoothly!
Lauren is a passionate & hardworking OT with interests including self-regulation, mental health and fine and gross motor skill development. Her positive attitude & inquisitive personality aid her in harnessing new skills through continued education to learn new and updated interventions to use with clients. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys traveling, physical activity, sewing and spending time with her pup, Penney.
Lauren has training in various areas of paediatric occupational therapy including:
- Handwriting Without Tears: Pre-K Literacy and Math; Pre-K; Readiness and Writing; K-5 Handwriting
- Integrating Mentalizing and DBT for Borderline Personality Disorder
- Sensory Integration 101: Developing a Sensory Lens to Enhance Your Practice
- Interoception, The Eighth Sense – Impact on Behaviour, Regulation and Positive Mental Health
- Engagement Strategies for Students with Attention Challenges: Lower Anxiety and Raise Confidence
- Teaching Students with Dyslexia: Early Warning Signs and Effective Intervention with Structured Literacy
- Sensory Diet
- Self Regulation
- Toileting, Interoception and Nutrition
- LivingWorks Start: Learning the Steps to Recognize Thoughts of Suicide and Engage Safety Resources
- Strategies for Improving Dysgraphia in Children with ADHD
- Foundations in Mental Health and Well-Being
- CBT Level 1
- Primitive Reflexes
- Picky Eaters vs. PFD vs. ARFID
- Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
- Autism Matters