Are you looking for specific professionals to work with your child? In order to access autism funding for children under six, parents must employ professionals who are on the Registry of Autism Service Providers (RASP). Search the RASP here. For children over 6 (and for all other professionals that may or may not be listed in the RASP), we hope that our Professionals Directory (below) will help you find who you are looking for.
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Diana Kriel graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University Stellenbosch (South Africa) in 1982 and obtained Canadian Occupational Therapy Certification in 1994, American Board certification in May 2002. She has 26 years paediatric experience in evaluating and treating children with a variety of neurological and developmental disabilities such as: down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, asperger syndrome, sensory processing disorders, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. International experience provided flexibility as a therapist, with client centred practice and providing therapy in a variety of settings, (schools, preschools, playground, home, daycare, and sensory integration clinic) She has worked as a member of a transdisciplinary team, consulting to the child and family and providing community education on sensory integration and autism. Diana is certified in Sensory Integration testing, interpretation and treatment. Diana is a certified infant massage instructor. Infant development, promoting parent/infant bonding, and preventive therapy has been her primary focus while working with medically fragile infants in the United States.
1546 Bernard Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 6R9
The Behavioural Support Program offers services for children and youth, age six to eighteen, and for their families and/or caregivers, in Central and South Okanagan communities.
513 Bernard Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6N9
Our Mission is to give people of all ages and challenges the opportunity to learn without boundaries, expand physical and mental abilities, and improve quality of life through the healing power of animals, recreation, fitness and the serenity of nature.
Therapeutic riding, also known as adaptive horse riding or equine assisted activities, is horseback riding designed to meet each student’s individual physical and emotional need. Basic equestrian skills are taught and structured to gently challenge the students through exercises, games and movement. The benefits are endless. Students gain more than strength and flexibility, they develop friendships, improve confidence and self-esteem.
2457 Saucier Road Kelowna BC V1W 4B8
Dr. Aubrey is a clinical psychologist with a practice in child and adolescent psychology. She has considerable experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families.
Dr. Aubrey provides treatment and parent coaching for youth presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism and behavioural issues. She offers a wide range of assessment services, such as learning assessments, ADHD assessments, as well as social-emotional and career assessments.
210-347 Leon Ave Kelowna BC V1Y8C7 Canada
Parenting Support Programs
Offering programs to help parents build healthy lifelong relationships with their children. The interactive parenting and life skills sessions help parents build skills, challenge old habits and develop new ways of coping.
Single Parent Support
Providing single parents with the opportunity to learn new skills for nurturing and healthy communication ~ the foundation of attachment. We all need to develop skills of understanding, encouragement, warmth and respect.
Bad choices make for difficult consequences. Children are often caught in the middle of the crises, left to be parented by grandparents, family or other resources. We provide support for those who step into those difficult situations.
1390 K. L. O. Rd Kelowna BC V1W 3P6
Support at Home
Their residential services are designed to meet the unique needs of each of the people that they support that are creative, flexible and community based. They utilize shared contracting, roommate and lifesharing models of support to save costs, enhance services and offer a more choices. Their foremost purpose is to create a warm, welcoming and accessible home for the people they support.
Support to Share Your Home
Their home share co-ordinators match people requiring a welcome and inviting home for full time and respite placements with approved providers. Home Share and Respite provides many benefits, including providing social, recreational and growth opportunities; a break from the caregiver role; an opportunity to enhance other family relationships and an opportunity for people to share their lives with people who need a sensitive and caring person in their lives.
Support in Your Community
Some of the many things that their community support workers help people with are: life skills assistance and development; recreation and leisure skills and community access, awareness and participation. They have many years of experience supporting people to live inclusively in their communities. They use strategies that involve accessing generic community facilities where they exist and assisting people to participate and enjoy a wide variety of experiences in the Kelowna area. Their focus has always been to connect people with their community!
275 Rutland rd Kelowna BC V1X3B1
202-2040 Springfield Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 9N7
A big part of her counselling practice is helping children and youth and their parents cope with: stress, anxiety, behaviour challenges, communication, social issues, and trauma. She uses verbal and non-verbal approaches in therapy – CBT, Art and Play therapy, and EMDR. She is a
Registered Teacher (BC) as well as a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist.
#200 – 1789 Harvey Ave. Kelowna BC V1Y 8C7
I work with children and youth and their families and others (teachers, assistants, caregivers) in their environments to maximize participation in daily occupations through:
Assessment – Sensory and motor skills, life skills, printing, writing, keyboarding, accessibility.
Rehabilitation – Individual/group, functional programs.
Consultation – Modifications and accommodations, participation in program planning conferences, liaison and referral.
Education – Disability awareness and training, parent education, community resource information.
Health Promotion – Advocacy, support to self help groups.
I provide services in my client’s natural environment and or /clinic setting depending on needs. This may include home, preschool, school, leisure facility, clinic. My fees are negotiated based on the type of service requested. Fees are tax deductible or may be covered by private insurance plans, government or charitable funding.
Diane Graham OT, Kelowna & Okanagan Occupational Therapy, Paediatric occupational therapy assessment & treatment, Self regulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder/Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disability, Neurodevelopmental, Motor and learning challenges
#9-3151 Lakeshore Rd. Suite #221 Kelowna BC V1W 2Z8
301-3975 Lakeshore Rd. Kelowna BC V1W 1V3
Member of Speech and Audiology of Canada
105-347 Leon Ave Kelowna BC V1Y 8C7
Does your child have difficulty listening in different environments? Is your child uncoordinated? Is your child functioning at his or her full cognitive potential?
The IDC team offers an interdisciplinary approach to strengthening auditory, motor and cognitive skills. The seek to help individuals reach their full potential through an integrated approach.
Contact us for more information.
204-3295 Lakeshore Rd Kelowna BC V1W3S9
Terri-Lynn Kent, RSW studied at the University of Calgary and achieved a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She has over 18 years of clinical experience in health care and Employee and Family Assistance Environments.
Terri-Lynn has a special interest in coaching parents who are raising children with developmental challenges. She aims to support and guide families overwhelmed by the day to day stressors and losses that can be experienced when a child processes and behaves differently than expected. She is dedicated to teaching families practical skills to navigate the confusion and obstacles that are often part of the many systems within the helping communities, schools, government funding agencies, and the Canada Revenue Agency. Terri-Lynn is committed to helping families construct effective care plans, support networks and advocacy strategies to help children reach their best potential.
Terri-Lynn offers families a unique perspective, as she too walks the challenging and rewarding path of raising a child with complex developmental needs. Consequently, she provides a nurturing and accepting environment for families to feel supported and take steps to bring balance and healing into their lives.
Terri-Lynn specializes in a variety of concerns, including:
Child behavioral challenges
Supporting parents raising children with Developmental Disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pathological Demand Avoidance, Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Chronic Illness self-management
Anxiety & Depression
Grief & Loss
Separation & Divorce
#250-1855 Kirschner Rd Kelowna BC V1Y4N7 Canada
1961 Huckleberry Road Kelowna BC V1P 1H5
#307 – 1500 Hardy Street Kelowna BC Canada
Meridian offers assessment, speech & language services, consultation, intervention/therapy and education services.
307-1500 Hardy Street Kelowna BC V1Y 8H2 Canada
Mind Over Learning is a Kelowna-based tutoring centre providing one-on-one tutoring support for students of all ages and grade levels struggling with reading, writing, comprehension and math. Our programs are individually tailored to meet the personal needs of each child including learning differences, difficulties, or disabilities.
#6-1925 Kirschner Rd Kelowna BC V1Y 4N7