Occupational Therapy can support neurodivergent individuals with a variety of daily life activities that are challenging. Whether you have a specific career goal in mind or would like to build strategies to cope with the challenges of parenting or be able to plan and make meals for yourself, Occupational Therapy can support you by working with you collaboratively.
OUR STEP BY STEP LIFE STRATEGY PLANS…
Will get you to your goals at your pace
Will help you create a more satisfying and authentic life
Will help you get things done
Will connect the dots so you can ease into life
Meet the Therapist
“I am an Occupational Therapist who works collaboratively with neurodivergent individuals who are experiencing challenges with work, school, and other daily activities due to difficulties with executive functions, sensory processing differences, or other challenges.”
Harsha Babani (she/her)
M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Reg. OT (AB)
Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on working collaboratively with people to help them participate in daily life activities including self-care, school, work, leisure activities, caregiving or any other activities that individuals want to or need to do. If you want to explore strategies that might help you participate fully in activities related to managing your own life, transitioning between different life stages or managing life as a parent, then Occupational Therapy can support you.
Using a neurodiversity-affirming framework, the Occupational Therapist will partner with you to help you achieve your goals by highlighting your strengths and focusing on how you can engage in daily life activities authentically.
You are an expert in your own (and your child’s) life and Occupational Therapy can help bridge the gap between what you want to or need to do and what you are able to do when engaging in daily activities. Listed below are some of the focus areas our Occupational Therapist can support you with.
Read the article “How Can Neurodivergent Individuals Benefit from Occupational Therapy?”
We customize each STEP BY STEP LIFE STRATEGY PLAN to meet your needs, your pace and move you toward achieving your goals
Finding it challenging to participate in activities at home, school, work or in the community?
The STEP BY STEP LIFE STRATEGY PLAN: Life Skills will help you to effectively participate in the activities that are meaningful and important to you
Are you going from High School to college and want to ensure you're prepared?
Our STEP BY STEP LIFE STRATEGY PLAN: Life Transitions is ideal for you and will help you to build strategies to manage life and coursework at college
Often, individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorder may experience challenges with executive functions at some point in their life.
If you are experiencing difficulties with planning, organization, problem-solving, attention, memory or other cognitive abilities and these difficulties are impacting your ability to participate in activities at home, school, work or in the community, you can work with an Occupational Therapist to develop strategies tailored to your strengths and needs.
An Occupational Therapist can provide support with a variety of daily life activities such as:
Participating in self-care tasks
Managing your finances
Managing household tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, cleaning or organizing your home environment
Being successful at school with coursework and extracurricular activities (this may include strategies for planning your schedule, study skills, time management skills, attention strategies, memory strategies, or any other needs you may have)
Being successful at work
Participating in your hobbies and interests at home or in the community
Exploring strategies for additional challenges that impact your ability to perform daily activities such as sensory processing differences
Life transitions can bring up unanticipated challenges and barriers that can prevent individuals from participating in meaningful activities and occupations. An Occupational Therapist can support you by helping you prepare for the transition or supporting you to address challenges that come up so you can be successful at coursework or in your employment position. Perhaps you have been taking a break from school or work and are ready to return. An Occupational Therapist can help you prepare so that your return can be as smooth as possible.
Life as a Parent
If you are a neurodivergent parent experiencing increased stress due to the challenges of parenting, an Occupational Therapist can support you in exploring strategies to make the demands and challenges of parenting easier to manage.
An Occupational Therapist can provide support with a variety of challenges you may be experiencing such as:
Sensory processing differences that impact your ability to function on a day-to-day basis
Difficulties with interoception (being able to perceive, be aware of and interpret internal body signals) which make it challenging to develop and use coping strategies
Difficulty managing competing demands of parenting and other activities such as work
Struggling with planning or organising daily schedules
If you are parenting a neurodivergent child and would like to explore strategies to support your child based on their strengths and needs, an Occupational Therapist can partner with you to address concerns you might have. For many neurodivergent children, excelling in one area of life while struggling in another area is a common experience. There can be additional challenges such as navigating complex medical and social systems to access the support your child needs.
For example, a child might excel at school while struggling to manage their self-care or emotional regulation needs
Perhaps they are struggling with completing homework and assignments at school and you would like to help them optimize their strengths
Researching and navigating available programs and funding for your child
Advocating for your child’s needs at school or in the community
If you are a neurodivergent parent of a neurodivergent child, An Occupational Therapist can provide support with additional challenges you may be experiencing such as supporting your child’s needs at home while also managing your own needs
Connecting The Dots
“How Can Neurodivergent Individuals Benefit from Occupational Therapy?”
Individual - $150 per 50 minute session
Payment can be made by credit card and eTransfer. Regardless of how payment is made, a credit card is required on file.
This practice is a virtual practice. At present, all sessions take place online. The platform we use is called Jane, a practice management system designed by and for Canadian health and mental health professionals.
Registered practitioners’ fees may be covered by Extended Health Insurance Plans. Check with your provider.
Without 48 hours advance notice for appointment cancellations, the full session fee will be billed.
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