Monica co-founded Kids Dream Big in March 2018. She is now the director and primary OT at Kids Dream Big, offering OT services to families in-home within the Toronto area. She is passionate about supporting children of all unique abilities and enabling them to participate in meaningful activities. Monica believes in a client-centred approach to build off their interests to promote learning through play.
Monica completed a Masters of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Monica started her pediatric occupational therapy career working in a centre and in school care. She worked with children of all abilities aged 2-18 with diverse self-care, sensory, fine motor, feeding, and self-regulation goals.
Monica has completed the following continuing education courses:
– Brain and Sensory Foundations,
First Level: Reflex Integration
– Sensory Solutions
– Three Learning Without Tears workshops (Kindergarten to Grade 5 Handwriting, Pre-Kindergarten Readiness & Writing, and Pre-Kindergarten Literacy and Math)
– Autism ABA Help: Early Learner Course
In her spare time, Monica enjoys being active by exploring different hiking trails and going to group fitness classes. She enjoys visiting family in Prince Edward Island and in Italy.
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