Jen Gellis, BSc.OT, MAA Design
Jen Gellis has practiced paediatric occupational therapy since 2001 in community, hospital and private practice settings. Jen’s professional experience includes paediatric school-based therapy, positioning, mobility, feeding and swallowing. She has wide experience working with children with complex needs including conditions affecting physical, motor and sensory development, such as children with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, Autism, AD(H)D, Developmental Co-ordination Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Jen graduated from the University of British Columbia as an Occupational Therapist in 2000 and completed her Master of Applied Arts in Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2009 focusing on medical assistive design. Her area of focus has always been working with children and she continues to expand her knowledge through conferences and workshops in the field of paediatric occupational therapy.
Jen believes in working together with children and their families to create meaningful, practical and functional goals. She uses a fun, creative and playful approach with her clients in therapy sessions and values building relationships and rapport with children and their families.
Jen also has a passion for the children’s play environments and teaches music to young children and their families. She can often be found playing outside in the mountains, forests and in the ocean with her three spirited young children.