Our Staff

Slide Keith Landherr, M.A., OT Director of Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy Inc.
Occupational Therapist
Certified DIR Floortime® Trainer

You can find me at both the Burnaby and Richmond clinics!
Our therapists value teamwork and professional development opportunities to make treatment successful and cost-effective for families.

All of the Occupational Therapists at Little Buddies hold a Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Our therapists are approved or supervised by the Registry of Autism and Service Providers (RASP), are fully licensed and registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC), and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
Keith is a graduate of New York University's (NYU) Occupational Therapy Program and has over 25 years experience as an Occupational Therapist. Keith has advanced training in Sensory Integration, Multiple Therapeutic Learning Systems, Neuro-Development Treatment, and is a certified DIR Floortime Trainer. He initially trained at Babies and Children's Hospital of New York City. He has present to child development centres in British Columbia and New York City, and has provided lectures for ICDL's DIR Floortime Training Program, New York City Department of Education, Babies and Children's Hospital of New York, and as an adjunct professor of Occupational Therapy at NYU. 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 prove family-centred treatment to children and families while honouring their unique histories and individual differences. Keith is currently a Ph.D. student in the Fielding Graduate School's Infant and Child Development program.

Slide Alysha Paiaro, M.A., OT Assistant Director of Little Buddies Pediatric Therapy Inc.
Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Burnaby clinic!
Alysha is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Masters of Occupational Therapy Program  and is a certified Proficient DIRFloortime® Provider. She has worked with children & youth as an Occupational Therapist, a physical literacy & gymnastics coach and as a product designer creating customized product solutions to increase accessibility and participation within healthcare and public sectors. She also completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Product Design at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she focused her studies on the design of custom clothing, toys and exercise equipment for adults and children living with disabilities. Dedicated to building genuine relationships with of all her clients, Alysha strives to honour the unique strengths, skills and dreams of all children while providing family-centered care. Alysha is currently pursuing advanced training in the DIR Floortime Approach®.

Slide Sam Wade, M.Sc. OT Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Burnaby clinic!
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.

Slide Sue LLoyd, BSc(Hons), Dip.COT, PG Dip. Lit.and Dys. Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Richmond clinic!
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.

Slide Devin Bennett, M.Sc. OT Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Burnaby clinic!
Devin graduated with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University located in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2013. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University in 2007. Devin has previously worked with elementary school aged children on pre-printing/printing skills, sensory integration strategies, and classroom modifications. he is passionate about working with children and values client-centered practice. Devin is dedicated to building therapeutic relationships with all clients and their families. He is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to display their full potential while providing family-centered care.

Slide Cynthia Lau M. Sc. OT Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Richmond clinic!
Cynthia graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from McMaster University in 2017. Prior to this, she completed her undergraduate degree at Quest University Canada where she focused her studies on social inclusion. Cynthia has experience providing OT services to children in schools, homes, private clinics, out-of-school care, and via telehealth. She is committed to using evidence-based practices to provide direct client care and caregiver education. Cynthia has completed a variety of post-graduate courses including Handwriting Without Tears®, Social Thinking® curriculum, Alert Program® for self-regulation, and Building Blocks for Sensory Integration. She has also attended workshops on Autism spectrum disorder, behaviours, executive functioning, and trauma-informed practices. Cynthia aims to make therapy fun and engaging and is passionate about getting children of all abilities involved in the community.

Slide Chelsey Hautz, M.Sc. OT, BKin Occupational Therapist

You can find me at the Burnaby clinic!
Chelsey Hautz graduated from Queen’s University with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2008 after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2005. As a student she travelled to Cameroon to complete a community development placement and since graduation she has worked as an Occupational Therapist in Alberta, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and British Columbia, within a variety of spcecialities, both hospital and community based, although paediatric is her passion and primary focus. Chelsey is a certified Proficient DIR Floortime ® Provider and has completed a variety of postgraduate courses and programs including Integrated Listening Systems (ILS), Handwriting Without Tears (Level 1), Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (Level 1), Therapeutic Listening and Quick Shifts, Radiant Child Yoga, and Kidzmix Social Skills Program. In addition, she has attended workshops and speakers covering the topics of solution-focused coaching, autism, sensory processing, parenting, behaviour, attention, pain management and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She has worked with a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorders, attentional difficulties, learning disabilities, developmental delay, genetic abnormalities, and provides therapy to assist children who present with difficulties related to gross motor skills, fine motor skills, handwriting, sensory processing/self-regulation, visual perceptual/motor skills, and executive functioning skills. Chelsey has experience working in private clinics with multi-disciplinary teams providing both group and individual assessment, treatment planning and therapy; collaborating with schools and families to provide in-clinic, school and home-based therapy; and providing informational sessions/workshops for parents and schools.

Slide Alan Osiovich, M.O.T. Occupational Therapist

You can find me at both the Richmond and Burnaby clinics!
Alan graduated with a Masters Occupational Therapy (MOT) from the University of British Columbia in 2017. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Neuroscience at the The University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario in 2014. Before joining Little Buddies, Alan had experience with children in the school system, community, pediatric outpatient rehabilitation, and early childhood intervention teams. Alan has worked with children with various diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Rett's Syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.

 

Slide Chelsea Hong B.Sc. OT Occupational Therapist

You can find me at both the Richmond and Burnaby clinics!
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. 

Slide Fionnuala Pierse Occupational Therapy Assistant

You can find me at the Burnaby clinic!
Fionnuala Pierse is a recent Master of Science in Occupational Therapy graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University in the United Kingdom. She is working on completing her Canadian accreditation process to become a fully certified Occupational Therapist in Canada. Prior to doing her Masters Fionnuala completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia in 2015. During her Occupational Therapy studies, Fionnuala completed her senior Occupational Therapy practicum with Little Buddies and has since joined the team as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Fionnuala has experience working with children with various diagnosis through her work as a camp counsellor/activity specialist at an inclusive summer camp for children with chronic medical conditions and disabilities as well as volunteering with the Vancouver Special Olympics as a swim coach during her time at UBC. Fionnuala is passionate about helping children reach their full potential by providing client and family-centred care.

Slide Giovanni Godoy Occupational Therapy Assistant

You can find me at the Richmond clinic!
Gio is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in Biology and is a certified Registered Behaviour Technician. Gio is a contender for the 2020 Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of British Columbia. Gio was born in Honduras and moved to the United States at 11 years old, he is bilingual in both Spanish and English.
Growing up, he was always passionate about science and always found the human body pretty interesting, especially the brain. Gio has been working with kids with autism for approximately a year and a half. He is very passionate about this field and hopes to grow and make an impact in Occupational Therapy

Slide Finnegan Office Puppy Finnegan is our latest furry face to join the team! Finn is eager to explore all different kinds of adventures in the office and loves greeting every client that walks through the door.