Hello! I’m Jennifer
I’m an Occupational Therapist, wife, and mother to two daughters, and have lived in Kitchener-Waterloo for the last twenty-two years. I volunteer in my faith community, with Le Leche League, the Breastfeeding Buddies peer support group, have done baby-wearing demonstrations with new mothers, and am a part of the environmental stewardship team in my faith community.
I have worked in Pediatrics since 2006 in homes, clinics, and schools. Private practice has enabled me to serve my clients best, with the awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of other settings and their systems.
I serve children and families directly through treatment, consultation and parent coaching and help families navigate medical and school systems and advocate for their child.
As an Occupational Therapist, playing is what we do! I use play to develop rapport with your child, and to introduce body and brain connection concepts during therapy.
My Approach & Values
I am a Mother and Therapist that practices attachment parenting, which supports the normative, neurological development of the child.
I strive to make my clients feel safe and accepted. After trust is built, a relationship can be established and then we can work on developing skills. I do so by getting down on a child’s level, engaging in their play and working at the child’s pace and comfort level.
I also pride myself on the ability to make parents feel heard and understood. Supporting parents and families is paramount at PossibilOT.
When a child is not functioning well at home or school, it affects the rest of the family. It is harder to create routines, give family members equal amounts of attention and care, and can often exhaust caregivers.
I strive to give both children and families strategies and skills to function better together every day.
- In homes, clinics and schools
- Collaboration with Physio, Speech, and IBI/ABA therapists
- Fine / gross motor delay, Autism, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, seizure disorders, intellectual delay, medically fragile children
- Typical children that just need some help with daily skills