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KidsAbility is hiring!

We are currently looking for an experienced and enthusiastic speech-language pathologist to join our team! Please email for more information regarding the position.

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November 2016 was a busy month for workshops!

This month KidsAbility has offered 3 different workshops: 

  • Motor Development for the preschooler
  • Hanen®: Sharing Sensitive News
  • Hanen®: Teacher Talk (C)

See below for videos and pictures from the workshops! 

 

To learn more about these great workshops or register for the next one email  

 

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Occupational Therapist Allison Miron on Rooster 101.9 Cross Talk!

Want to learn more about occupational therapy? Listen to our occupational therapist Allison Miron on Rooster 101.9 CrossTalk for more information about occupational therapy and our current occupational therapy programs….

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Water Based Occupational Therapy

Working on attention? Sensory processing? Balance and coordination? Trunk control? Community participation?

Have you tried water based occupational therapy?

We are ecstatic to announce the addition of Aquatic Therapy Services at KidsAbility. This new program will be facilitated by occupational therapist Allison Miron. Allison has completed courses at the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute; including swimming with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has over 5 years experience as a lifeguard.

For more information on how this service may benefit your child please email

 

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KidsAbility’s team is growing!

We are excited to announce the addition of Speech-Language Pathologist Heather Mitchell on August 1, 2016

To learn more about Heather please review her bio below:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Heather Mitchell, M.A., CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, HPC Registered

Heather graduated from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) in 2004 with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology after having completed a Bachelor of Arts – Psychology from the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 2001. She also has a certificate in Social Services.

Heather is from Ontario, Canada where she previously worked at a children’s developmental and mental health agency providing services to families with children with significant development and behavioural challenges. Heather also operated her own private practice in the Windsor, Ontario area and she previously worked at a hospital in Naples, Florida. Most recently Heather worked in Chicago, Illinois for the Early Intervention Program.

Heather has extensive experience working with children and adolescents with Autism, Down Syndrome, Global Developmental delays, genetic conditions and syndromes, learning disabilities, ADHD, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological delays and disorders, feeding difficulties as well as children and adolescents with behavioural and mental health challenges and environmental needs.

Heather strongly believes in working closely with the child/adolescent’s family, teachers and caregivers to promote social and communication development as well as collaborating with other professionals to better facilitate the child/adolescent’s progress. She is committed to promoting and supporting the child/adolescent and their family to meet the individual’s absolute potential and is passionate about advocating for the needs of the individuals she works with.

Certifications Include:

  • Certified Hanen® Instructor It Takes Two to Talk ®
  • Certified Hanen® Instructor More Than Words ®
  • Certified Hanen® Instructor Learning Language and Loving It ®
  • PROMPT Trained:
    • “Introduction to PROMPT Technique”
    • “Bridging Technique to Intervention”
  • Introduction to DIR and DIR Floortime

Training and Workshops:

  • Hanen ® Seminars:
    • “Telegraphic Speech – Should We or Shouldn’t We?”
    • “Coaching Parents in How to Play”
    • “Teaching Tuning In – Practical Strategies to Promote Theory of Mind for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum”
    • “First Steps – A Diagnostic Intervention for Toddlers with Suspected Motor Speech Difficulties”
  • PECS Basic Training
  • Gender Differences in Language Development in the Preschool Years
  • Stuttering Intervention (Stuttering 101, Treating the Whole Disorder, Stuttering and the Family)
  • Play- Based Intervention
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We are thrilled to welcome occupational therapist Allison Miron!

Occupational Therapist

Allison Miron, M.Sc. O.T., O.T.(c) and HPC registered.

Allison graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science (occupational therapy) in 2014. She continued at McGill University to complete her Masters in Applied Sciences in Occupational Therapy. During Allison’s paediatric clinical placement in Bogota, Colombia she worked with children who were victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Allison has direct therapy experience working with children who have learning disabilities, handwriting difficulties, ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, Genetic disorders and Developmental Coordination Disorder. Before moving to Grand Cayman, Allison was previously working as a paediatric occupational therapist in Alberta, Canada for an agency that provides services to families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other diagnosis’. She was supporting families with self-care skills, feeding skills, play and social skills, functional fine motor skills and sensory regulation skills. Allison’s passion is supporting families to allow children reach their full potential in all domains of life. Her interests include paediatric feeding, child development and sensory processing.

 

To further her training Allison has completed the following courses and workshops:

  • Sensory Oral Sequential (SOS) Approach to Feeding
  • DIR Floortime course 101
  • Sensation and Connection by Kim Barthel
  • iPads and Autism
  • Concurrent Disorder: When drugs and mental illness occur together
  • Understanding and supporting the anxious child
  • Young people at risk for mental illness
  • Boys and Working with Boys’ Brains
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We have moved!!!

We have officially moved to our new lovely location at 4 Smith Road Centre. Our new location is located on the main floor, is fully handicap accessible, has plenty of parking and will not flood. It also boasts a hurricane rated building with a generator. We are thrilled to be in the new space and still have all the lovely therapy equipment we had in our previous location. A virtual tour will be posted soon to provide you with a full tour of the new location.

If  you would like to schedule a tour of our new location or have any questions about our services please email

Smith Road Centre SRC lobby

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KidsAbility is looking to expand our great team!

KidsAbility is looking for the following positions as we expand our great team!

  • pediatric occupational therapist
  • speech-language pathologist
  • literacy specialist

Please contact for more information.