Courtney Hall, BSc, MOT, SPD Pro Level I
Throughout Courtney’s undergraduate degree, she worked with children with autism at the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Children with Autism in Kamloops, and this led her to pursue a career in occupational therapy. Once Courtney completed her Bachelor of Science degree, she entered the Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of British Columbia. Since completing the MOT program in 2007, her area of focus has always been working with children and she continues to expand on her knowledge through attending conferences and workshops in the field of paediatric occupational therapy.
Prior to joining the WonderKids OT team, Courtney worked at two child development centres in the lower mainland. Courtney combines a Sensory Integration approach with all other areas of occupational performance. She has wide experience working with autism, AD(H)D, SPD, various chromosome disorders and development delays. Courtney believes that working with children and their families is about building a partnership, and goals should be meaningful and functional to a child and their family.
Courtney is a fun and active therapist who easily builds rapport with children and families. Her education and training shines through her therapy sessions and she always works from a foundation and skills and learning.
Courtney is an active individual and loves any opportunity to bike, swim, run or do yoga, as well as getting outside with her son and dog. Courtney feels that children need to be given plenty of exposure to physical activity, so that they can focus and learn, as well as grow up to be confident and active adults.
Courtney is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
Courtney’s professional education includes:
- Intensive Mentorship Program Level 1 with Lucy Jane Miller: Evaluation, Diagnostic and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder (STAR Centre USA 2013)
- Handwriting Without Tears (CAN 2009)
- Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding Advanced Workshop (CAN 2013)
- ILS Integrated Listening Therapy
- Anxiety and Self-regulation courses
- Self-Regulation: The Pathway to Learning (CA, 2013)
- Social Discover and Discovering Social Strategies & Thinking about Teaching and Teaching Thinking (CA, 2012)
- Guidelines of Discipline – Gordon Neufeld Presentation (CA, 2012)
- Feeding and Swallowing Disorders in Infants: Assessment and Management (CA, 2011)
- Paediatric Symposium 2011 (CA, 2011)
- Fundamental Skills for Using Standardized Assessments Part 2: Hands-on Practice with Tests and Children (CA, 2009)
- Oral-Motor Feeding Course (CA, 2009)
- Paediatric Symposium 2009 (CA, 2009)
- Sensory Based Motor Dysfunction Course (CA, 2008)
- Paediatric Upper Extremity Splinting with Orfit (CA, 2008)
- Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding (USA, 2008)