Reetpal Brar, BSc, MOT
Reetpal graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science. She completed a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy in 2008. Upon graduation, Reetpal worked in a hospital setting on the orthopedic and rehabilitation wards, as well as gaining experience in personal care homes and outpatient clinics.
In 2010 Reetpal moved to the Cayman Islands to work for the Department of Education. While in Cayman, Reetpal worked in the Early Intervention Programme, schools, and a private clinic. Reetpal relocated to Vancouver in 2014 and primarily works as a school based occupational therapist.
Reetpal is dedicated to working closely with children, parents, and caregivers to create a family centered, holistic approach to services. She has completed all 4 levels of the Ayres Sensory Integration Certification at the University of Southern California. Reetpal combines a Sensory Integration approach with all other areas of occupational performance. She has experience working with children with SPD, ADHD, ASD, DCD, CP, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental Delays, and a wide range of other diagnoses.
Reetpal is a registered member of the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
Reetpal’s professional education includes:
- Ayres Sensory Integration Certification
- Social Thinking: Informal Dynamic Assessment and Core Treatment Strategies
- Social Thinking: Master Class – Exploring Key Social Communication Concepts
- Social Thinking and Mental Health Frameworks
- Executive Function Skills – Sarah Ward
- DIR 101: An Introduction to DIR® and DIRFloortime®
- Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders: The SOS Approach to Feeding
- SOS Workshop: Children with Gastroesophageal Reflux
- SOS Workshop: Feeding the 6-16 month old child
- SOS Workshop: Helping Children Transition Off Supplemental Tube Feeds
- The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2)
- Handwriting Without Tears
- PECS Level 1
- Prescription of Dynamic Movement Orthoses