Therapy

Occupational Therapy

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…

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Will get you to your goals at your pace

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Will help you create a more satisfying and authentic life

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Will help you get things done

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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

Harsha Babani (she/her)

M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.), Reg. OT (AB)
Occupational Therapist

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

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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

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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

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Are you parenting an ND child and feeling burnt out?

The STEP BY STEP LIFE STRATEGY PLAN: Life as a Parent will help you to build strategies to support your child while caring for your own needs

Life Skills

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.

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An Occupational Therapist can provide support with a variety of daily life activities such as:

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Participating in self-care tasks

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Managing your finances

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Managing household tasks such as meal preparation, grocery shopping, cleaning or organizing your home environment

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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)

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Being successful at work

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Participating in your hobbies and interests at home or in the community

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Exploring strategies for additional challenges that impact your ability to perform daily activities such as sensory processing differences

Life Transitions

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.

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An Occupational Therapist can provide support with a variety of life transitions such as:

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Transition from high school to post-secondary education

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Transition from post-secondary education to employment

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Career change

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Transition to independent living

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:

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Sensory processing differences that impact your ability to function on a day-to-day basis

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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

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Difficulty managing competing demands of parenting and other activities such as work

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Struggling with planning or organising daily schedules

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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.

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For example, a child might excel at school while struggling to manage their self-care or emotional regulation needs

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Perhaps they are struggling with completing homework and assignments at school and you would like to help them optimize their strengths

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Researching and navigating available programs and funding for your child

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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

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“How Can Neurodivergent Individuals Benefit from Occupational Therapy?”

Fees

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Individual - $175 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.

Free Consultation

Book a free 20 minute online consult with our Care Coordinator to discuss how we can work together to meet your goals.

The Practice

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.

Insurance Coverage

Registered practitioners’ fees may be covered by Extended Health Insurance Plans. Check with your provider.

Cancellation Policy

Without 48 hours advance notice for appointment cancellations, the full session fee will be billed.

Get Connected

Book A Free Consultation

Before connecting you with Harsha, we would like to invite you for a free twenty-minute consultation with our Client Care Coordinator.

The consultation is not a therapy session. It’s a chance for you to ask any questions you may have about us and for us to make sure you are in the best possible hands.

Therapy is all about the right fit. We are sure you’ll find the right fit with us, where neurodivergence is normal.

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