Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Behavioral Therapy

Junior Academy has the unique ability to offer Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Services, Behavioral Therapy and ABA Therapy during the school day. These professional services work one-on-one with students and also collaborate with Junior Academy staff to help students thrive and achieve their personal goals. 

Occupational Therapy

Kristine Locklin is our in-house Occupational Therapist.  Kristine graduated from Queen’s University and has been working in Pediatric Occupational Therapy since 2000 in the public and private systems. Kristine has additional training in Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT), Sensory Integration Therapy (SIPT certified), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Social Thinking. 

Your child may benefit from Occupational Therapy services for the following:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy ( classroom participation, self regulation)
  • Motor Skill development (running, jumping, climbing)
  • Written Output (printing, cursive)
  • Social Skills (making friends)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (managing worries) 
Kristine is able to apply her skills as an Occupational Therapist in private practice and within the classrooms. In addition, Kristine has developed social skills programs,  JA’s FLEX (Friendship, Learning and Executive Functioning) program and Mindful Moments in the classroom.
In addition to meeting with students, Kristine has weekly meetings with all teacher to help support each child and the classroom as a whole. Kristine will also participate in team meetings and advocate for your child, as needed. Services are accessed through the government and/or privately.

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech Stars provides our in-house speech-language pathology services. They offer comprehensive speech and language services.  These services include:

  • Speech and language assessments
  • Language therapy
  • Articulation therapy
  • Voice therapy
  • Resonance therapy
  • Fluency (stuttering) therapy
Haley Libman: Clinical Coordinator Speech-Language Pathologist M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO

Behavioral Therapy (BT) (ABA)

Student Counseling (CBT and DBT)

 

Our student counseling services incorporate evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). CBT helps students identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors, fostering improved emotional regulation and problem-solving skills. DBT focuses on teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Through these counseling methods, we support students in developing healthy coping strategies, enhancing their emotional well-being and resilience.