Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology Services

Junior Academy has the unique ability to offer Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Services 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

Meet our team of registered Speech-Language Pathologists

Haley Libman: Clinical Coordinator Speech-Language Pathologist M.Cl.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO
Andrea Rappaport: Speech-Language Pathologist M-S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO