Our goal is to provide every individual with special needs and their families the support, friendship & inclusion that they deserve. With unparalleled services, our team is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people who reach us in the hope of seeing the future of their child to become self-sustaining.
Meet Our Team
Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at The University of British Columbia and a Masters in Occupational Therapy Surrey at New York University.
She completed three practicums in:
1) physical disabilities at Los Angeles County Hospital;
2) mental health at Napa State Psychiatric Hospital
3) pediatrics at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
Her focus primarily revolved around pediatrics and she furthered her experiences in the school setting in the Bay area; where she provided 1:1 therapy to students at over 12 different school districts as well as the Speech-Language clinic each week. Her broad experience and years of work as a behavior interventionist prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist have shaped her current practice.
**Primary diagnoses treated include **Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Tourrette Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder,
Cerebral Palsy; as well as other comorbidities including anxiety/depression, and eating disorders; and rare genetic disorders, such as Pitt Hopkins, and Xia-Gibbs Syndrome.
Responsible for evaluations, treatment, and discharge planning of individuals with physical and developmental disabilities in home, school, and work settings.
Treatment options are individualized and developed in conjunction with caregiver(s) and other relevant team members who are involved with the child’s programming.
Her primary focus has always been to help others, help themselves. Occupational Therapy Surrey achieves this, using whatever occupation, task, or job at hand to bridge that space between what to do and how to do it. Being a great Occupational Therapist requires the ability to listen, focus, and push all at the right time.
“At the end of the day, we don’t dream our lives…WE LIVE THEM!”