Our Story

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

Farah Rattansi

Clinical Director

Sharon Dhaliwal

Executive Director

Occupational Therapy

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!”

Anthony Ianni

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Applied Behavioral Analysis Surrey

Applied behavior analysis is the starting point for an autistic kid as it plays an important role in their development. Highly structured & scientific approach for autistic kids to learn, play, communicate and helps them in social living skills and also reduces problematic behavior. With ABA, the therapist observes a child’s abilities and defines what would benefit him, even when a child is not interested in learning particular skills.

Autism Therapy Surrey

Children with autism face difficulty in developing bonds, communicating feelings, and expressing themselves. Their interests, activities, and interactions are limited. This may lead pent up to anger, frustration, and sometimes, self-isolation. Early diagnosis leads to healthy development & early life-changing opportunities for your child. There exists a variety of therapies that are helpful in improving the abilities and reducing the symptoms. Starting therapy at an early stage definitely improves the chances of your child’s success.

Equine Therapy Surrey

This therapy involves different activities with animals. Animals are considered to provide extraordinary emotional support especially to kids who find it difficult to express their feelings. With the help of this therapy, children feel a safe environment that is more inviting and less threatening as compared to a traditional talk with a therapist.

Communications Skills

Communications Skills helps your child articulate words and form bonds and community integration facilitates confidence-building and helps children break out of their shell and interact with people. In such times, applied behavior therapy can help reinforce positive behavior and good habits, while equine therapy can help them bridge emotional gaps. The signs and symptoms exhibited as such vary from one child to another, but such specially curated therapeutic techniques can give remarkable results.

Our Services Help With :

Accent Modification

Activities of Daily Living

Anxiety Disorder

Apraxia/Oral-Motor Planning Difficulties

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Auditory Processing Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavior Therapy

Community Integration – Community events/activities

Conversational Skills

Developmental Disorder

Developmental Delay

Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

English as Another Language (ESL)

Global Developmental Delay

Gross & Fine Motor Skill Development


Life Skills



Neurological Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Occupational Therapy

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Preschool Support

Respite Care Services

Sensory Challenges

Social Skills

Communications Skill Training

Sound Difficulties


Toilet Training – Trip training, RTT

Written Language Skills – Spelling, Printing

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