Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on the achievement of independence in activities that provide purpose and meaning to an individual’s daily life. Through a comprehensive evaluation, as well as an individualized treatment plan, children learn to become successful and autonomous in all environments. OT focuses on skills such as:
Social Skill Development
Gross motor skills
Handwriting and fine motor skills
Ana-Marcia Zuniga completed her Master of Science in Applied Occupational Therapy at McGill University in 2017. She developed a passion for working with children as she gained experience as a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and through her placements at the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Center and the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. After graduating, she has developed her career as a pediatric occupational therapist while working at Le Centre Professional, Le Parapluie Bleu, and Kiddo Active. She uses the strengths and interests of the children she works with to help them reach their full potential, and to enable them to be as functional as possible when doing their everyday activities. Specifically, she has experience working with children who have difficulties with sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, motor planning, and feeding. Ana-Marcia has been trained in the principles of ABA and will use positive reinforcement strategies for optimal performance.