Who are we?

Little Buddies is a team of passionate Occupational Therapists specialising in working with children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delay. Our relationship based approach is family-centered, and we aim to empower your child with the skills they need to be happy and engaged little explorers!


What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists help children to learn, participate and engage in the daily activities that are important and meaningful to them. The Occupational Therapists at Little Buddies use play as the medium to engage, build relationships, and develop a child’s skills in the following areas:

 

Play and social skills for children with autism

Play and social skills

Play and socialization are the best ways for a child to learn! Our large clinic space allows for natural peer interactions so your child can practice skills like initiating, turn taking, sharing and responding to their peers. Keep an eye out for our upcoming social groups!

Gross motor skills for children with autism

Gross motor skills

Does your child seem “clumsy” or have difficulties coordinating their body movements? Do they have difficulty learning tasks like riding a tricycle or scooter? OT’s can help your child to develop muscle strength, endurance and body coordination, improve motor planning skills and build confidence.

Sensory processing skills for your child with autism

Sensory processing

Is your child sensitive to touch or sound? Are they constantly on the move and can’t seem to sit still? Do they seem fearful of activities at the playground that other children enjoy? OT’s are specialists in the area of sensory processing, and can help you to understand and manage your child’s individual sensory needs.

Self care skills for autistic children

Self-care skills

Does your child have difficulties with dressing, toileting, bathing or tasks like tooth brushing? Is sleeping a challenge? We can assess your child’s individual skills to find the best ways to facilitate their success and independence.

Teaching fine motor skills to children with autism

Fine motor skills

Fine motor skills are important for many of our daily tasks, like putting on socks and shoes, doing up buttons or zippers, or being able to hold and control our cutlery and toothbrush, as well printing and other school-based tasks. If your child has difficulties with these activities, we can help!

Feeding skills for picky eaters

Feeding skills

Is your child a picky eater? Do they have a limited diet and seem sensitive to certain food smells, tastes, colours or textures? Our S.O.S. Feeding trained therapists can help!

Our Clients

Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy provides occupational therapy services to children from birth through to age 18. We work with children with a range of diagnoses, including the following:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
  • Hearing Challenges
  • Visual Challenges
  • Learning Challenges
  • Behavioural Challenges
  • Fine motor challenges
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental delay
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

New Richmond Location Now Open!

We’re excited to announce that our new clinic at the Pacific Autism Family Centre (PAFC) in Richmond is now open! Please call us at (604) 299 8862 for appointment bookings or more information.

Meet our Team

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Keith Landherr

M.A., OT
Occupational Therapist
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Emma Brady

B.OT
Occupational Therapist
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Lillie Ryan

M.Sc. OT
Occupational Therapist
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Sam Wade

M.Sc. OT
Occupational Therapist
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Tiffany Kobbero

M.Sc. OT
Occupational Therapist
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Alysha Paiaro

M.O.T
Occupational Therapist

What our Happy Parents Say

  • “I have known many providers of special services, but one stands out above them all:  Keith Landherr.  He did so much more as an Occupational Therapist than just provide proper exercises to improve my son’s Sensory Integration Disorder… he changed our lives for the good.  He became an advocate, an ally, and a cherished lifelong friend.”
    Dr. L. Kuslansky
    Parent, PhD. Psychology
  • “As a result of Keith’s effective and kind therapeutic approach, my son has shown improvement in his flexibility, play skills, fine motor, and sensory issues. Keith is patient and sensitive to our child, while always vigilant for opportunities to challenge and teach him… we feel very fortunate to have Keith as an important aspect of our son’s program.”
    John B.
    Parent

Send Us a Message

Phone: 604.299.8862
209 - 3823 Henning Drive, Burnaby BC V5C 6P3
3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond BC V7B 1C7