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Get to know our
Occupational Therapists!

All of our Occupational Therapists are registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia.

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Hillary Carr

Hillary is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist with a special interest in helping children with emotional regulation and sensory processing difficulties, developmental trauma, and developmental delays to increase their confidence and independence in play, learning, and self-care activities (including toileting, feeding, and dressing).

Hillary believes that therapy must be targeted towards the child’s developmental level and building on their strengths to achieve their maximum potential. Hillary follows a sensory motor framework as well as uses play and emotional connections to support the development of motor, behavioural, cognitive, and social skills. 

Hillary is certified with the DIRFloortime® Certificate of Proficiency

Hillary is not currently accepting new clients. Please see the below therapists availability! 

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Nick Lauder

Nick is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for assisting adults reach their functional goals, facilitate independence, prevent injuries, and promote healthy living. 

Nick assists clients with in-home assessments for equipment and/or home adaptations, wheelchairs, as well as office ergonomics. 

 

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Chantelle Capone

Chantelle is an Occupational Therapist who enjoys helping and working with both children and adults. She has a special interest in supporting individuals with sensory processing differences and emotional regulation challenges that have an impact on a person's ability to participate in meaningful activities.


Chantelle has worked with both pediatric and adult populations, with a focus on individuals with severe to profound intellectual disabilities, including Autism Spectrum (ASD) oftentimes in combination with mental health diagnosis and challenges. She also has experience in assisting individuals with physical injuries, chronic pain and traumatic brain injuries, including concussions. 

 

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Megan Spears

Megan has worked in the field of pediatrics for the past 9 years supporting families, schools and communities. Prior to working in the field of pediatrics, Megan also spent a portion of her occupational therapy career working in acute mental health settings.

Megan’s professional learning has concentrated on evidence-based programs and practical training to inform her approach to intervention such as Zones of Regulation, The SCERTS Model, Handwriting Without Tears, SOS Approach to Feeding and Social Thinking. Megan has consulted to school-based teams and families with an emphasis on routine-based intervention. Areas of need addressed have included (but not limited to): sensory and emotional regulation, motor learning, feeding and picky eating, executive functioning as well as social and play skills.

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Heather MacNeil

Heather is an experienced Occupational Therapist who enjoys seeing children flourish, no matter what they are faced with. She understands the importance of working within each child's abilities and pulling and maximizing on their strengths when working with them. She is skilled in identifying barriers to activity participation and supporting individuals to increase their independence. She has worked extensively with individuals with traumatic brain injury, concussions, mental health difficulties, and chronic pain. 

Heather is based in Southern Nova Scotia and will be seeing clients in surrounding communities such as Bear River, Yarmouth, Digby and Annapolis Royal.  

 

Heather is currently on Maternity Leave with an expected return in September 2024.

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Jenny Tiller

Jenny is an Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with clients to help them reach their occupational goals through client-centered care and evidence-based approaches. Her practice will focus on sensory processing, emotional regulation and motor skill development to help facilitate independence and satisfaction in the areas of self-care, learning, and play.

Additionally, she has supported clients dealing with physical and mental health difficulties, including environmental adaptions, chronic pain, and concussion recovery.

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Faith Wiley

Faith is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist who enjoys working closely with families as well as other professionals to meet the therapeutic needs of her clients. She has worked with children with a wide array of strengths and challenges, including Autism, ADHD, motor challenges, sensory differences and sensitivities, and emotional regulation challenges.

Faith enjoys working with children who face both physical and emotional barriers, finding accommodations and changing the environment as well as working on skill development to allow for success and greater independence. Faith has undertaken a range of professional development activities, including an Autism workshop with Kim Barthel, a postgraduate CBT certificate at Wilfred Laurier University, and ADHD training with Peg Dawson.

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Katy Palaic

Katy is an Occupational Therapist who enjoys supporting her clients to achieve their goals. She uses a family and client centered approach to therapy. She is passionate about life-long learning, using evidence-based treatments within her sessions, and collaborating closely with her colleagues.

Katy has a background in theatre arts and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200). She brings these elements into her sessions to support the development of body awareness, emotional regulation, and play skills. She has been trained in various modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Supportive Communication strategies and Neuro Developmental (NDT) strategies for the upper extremity and hands.

 

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Hana Rovin

Hana received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions located in Boston, Massachusetts in 2017. She began her career working at a pediatric outpatient clinic specializing in trauma-informed care. Since then, Hana has worked within the public school system, inpatient mental health, and with handwriting.  

Hana has experience working with sensory regulation, working towards reaching developmental milestones, participating in school activities, and community access. Hana strives to make a fun and safe environment focusing on the client's strengths during every session.  

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Megan Noye

Megan is an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about using a neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed lens to provide family/person-centered care. Megan has experience supporting children in the school setting with goals related to toileting, dressing, feeding, regulation, interoception supports, fine motor skills, and play.

 

Megan enjoys using a play-based and strength-based approach to collaborate with families to encourage participation, engagement, and independence in meaningful activities.

 

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Hayley Atkinson

Hayley is an experienced occupational therapist working with adults 18+ stay within their homes, maintain their independence, and promote overall healthy living. She comes from a harm-reduction, low-barrier, and trauma-informed perspective to promote autonomy in her clients.

Hayley assists clients with in-home assessments for home modifications, equipment, including wheelchairs and other mobility aids. She is passionate about using a client-centered and holistic approach to care.

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Keith MacIsaac

Keith is an Occupational Therapist with first-hand knowledge of the positive impact that early interventions can have on the development of children. As a neurodivergent youth growing up in a small community he struggled academically as his learning style differed from what was being taught by the standardized education system. With the right tools and accommodations put into place Keith’s academic performance completely changed. He began to excel in his studies and was able to participate in his education in a way that was previously inaccessible for him.    

Keith embraces a holistic approach to care that considers the intricate connections between physical, cognitive, and mental health. 

 

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