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Joan Moore

Occupational Therapist

As an occupational therapist, I find it such a rewarding experience to work with children and their families to enhance development and quality of life

Joan Moore Occupational Therapy Services is a private practice located at the Papillon Family Health in Mississauga. This private practice serves preschool and school-age children with a variety of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Developmental Delays and Sensory Processing Issues.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are healthcare professionals who consider the physical, emotional and intellectual development of a child. OTs look at the impact of a delay, disorder or injury on a child’s function in tasks of daily life, such as dressing, eating, hygiene, play, school, social and work-related tasks. The role of the OT is to promote competence, success and self-esteem in the child.

Childhood is a time of significant growth and development. Challenges affecting development can have an impact on the child’s ability to complete daily activities at home, school or on the playground.

At Joan Moore Occupational Therapy Services children are seen for assessment, consultation and treatment. Therapy is customized to meet the needs of each individual child and their family.

Areas of Intervention

  • Sensory processing: The ability to attach meaning to sensory experiences. For example, the ability to tolerate various textures, sounds, smells, etc.
  • Self-regulation: The ability to identify changing states of emotion and attention and when overwhelmed, choose activities to return to a calm, alert state
  • Gross/fine motor development: The ability to balance, jump, run, catch a ball, hold a pencil, print letters/numbers, cut with scissors, perform self-care tasks such as eating, dressing, toileting, etc.
  • Visual-motor /visual perception development: The ability to recognize the differences in letters, to see a word against a busy background, the ability to keep the letters on the line, the ability to visually follow the ball to catch it.
  • Expanding Food Preference: The ability to explore and accept new foods.
  • Play Skills: The ability to take turns, share, initiate play, be a good sport.

Evening and weekend appointments available