- All OT team members hold a Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
- All therapists are approved by the Registry of Autism and Service Providers (RASP), or are currently receiving supervision for the RASP under the Supervised OT category.
- All therapists are fully licensed and registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
- Our therapists value teamwork and professional development opportunities to make treatment successful and cost-effective for families.
Keith Landherr, M.A., OT
Certified DIR Floortime® Trainer
Keith is a graduate of New York University’s Occupational Therapy Program and has over 25 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. Keith has advanced training in Sensory Integration, Multiple Therapeutic Listening Systems, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and is a certified DIR Floortime ® Trainer. He initially trained at Babies Hospital of New York City. He has presented to child development centers in British Columbia and New York City, and has provided lectures for ICDL’s DIR Floortime ® Training Program, New York City Department of Education, and Babies and Children’s Hospital of New York, and as an adjunct professor of Occupational Therapy at New York University. Keith has training and experience in treating sensory processing differences in individuals from birth through adulthood in early intervention programs, school-based services and private Occupational Therapy clinics. Keith is the Director and founder of Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy Incorporated, where he strives to provide family-centered treatment to children and families while honoring their unique histories and individual differences. Keith is currently a Ph.D. student in the Fielding Graduate School’s Infant and Child Development program.
Sam Wade, M.Sc. OT
Sam graduated from Queen’s University with his Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2015 and also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria in 2011. His experience ranges providing services in hospitals, homes, schools, and private clinic settings. Sam stays very active in the OT community advocating for inclusion and accessibility and was the chosen recipient in his class for the award of Outstanding Communication in Practice. Sam is devoted to client and family-centred care. He is passionate about using play to help give children and families tools and strategies for success in everyday life. He has experience using a variety of assessments and intervention tools and is diligent is pursuing professional development. Sam is a certified Basic DIR Floortime ® provider, and holds designations in Level 1 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Mandt system training.
Sue Lloyd, BSc(Hons), Dip.COT, PG Dip. Lit.and Dys.
Sue graduated from the London School of Occupational Therapy, in 1986 and has worked in a variety of settings as both an Occupational Therapy practitioner and manager in the UK. Her extensive experience with all age groups includes work with children with a range of diagnoses such as Autism, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, profound and complex learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities and specific learning difficulties.
Sue uses a family centred approach to help children achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential. Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Literacy and Dyslexia in 2006, she brings a specialist teacher’s knowledge and skills to her Occupational Therapy practice.
Kristina Watkins, M.O.T.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Masters of Occupational Therapy Program (2010) and previously completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2008), also from the University of British Columbia. Kristina has completed additional training in sensory processing and is a certified Basic DIR Floortime ® Provider. Kristina has experience working with people from birth through adulthood in public and private settings. She is passionate about working with children, using play to facilitate development, and using a relationship-based approach to therapy.
Chealsea Hong, B.Sc.OT
Chelsea is an occupational therapist specializing in the assessment and intervention of children with developmental difficulties and learning differences. She graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore and LaTrobe University (Melbourne, Australia).
Chelsea’s clinical experience includes working with children and adults who experience mental health and physical issues. Her true passion is in supporting and assisting in the remediation process of children who have learning difficulties. She uses her innate playfulness to connect with children of different ages, building an important therapeutic relationship. She strongly believes in a client-centered and family approach. As such, communication between herself and the client’s advocates, including parents, caregivers, teachers and other para-professionals is crucial.
Chelsea has received training and is proficient in the administration and application of the following: Sensory Integration, Handwriting without tears, Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI), Assessment of Motor & Process Skills (AMPS) and Child-directed play.
Brooke English, B.Sc.OT
Brooke graduated with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2015. Brooke has a passion for working with children fueled by her awareness of individual differences and an empathetic mind. She has been a swimming instructor for over ten years and was a volunteer with the Special Olympics swimming program. This experience led her to her work as the Aquatics Programmer for the Easter Seals Camp in Squamish BC, an outdoor summer camp program for children and young adults with disabilities. Brooke has extensive experience offering respite services and support work for a variety of individuals, including partaking in a home-based community program for adults with autism. She has several years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist with WorkSafeBC clients, home care, and at VGH. Her real passion is her practice working with children and families. Brooke is very excited to have Keith as her DIR Floortime mentor!