Bloom Occupational Therapy

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Jill is the proud mother of 3 amazing children & she absolutely loves being an occupational therapist. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Alberta in Adapted Physical Education in 1998 & completed her degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University in 2000. 

Jill provides private occupational therapy services for children from kindergarten through grade 12 in a clinic setting. Jill truly enjoys connecting with children, families, health care team members & school staff. She brings an ability to problem-solve, a love of family-centred service, and a playful spirit to her clients. Jill has a keen interest in helping children & their families within a variety of areas including: social skills, fine motor skills, executive functioning, sensory processing skills, attention skills & mental health concerns. Jill enjoys a varied practice, including providing support for students with learning disabilities, through to the gifted learner, with a variety of diagnoses.

Jill is a registered member of:

  • Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT),
  • Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists (SAOT),
  • Alberta OT Pediatric Interest Group

Additional Training:

  • Certified Yoga Teacher - 200 hour Iyengar certified yoga teacher through the Yoga Studio College of Canada
  • Social Thinking Workshop - The Incredible Flexible You ®
  • Sensory Integration Toolkit Workshop - Alert Program ® - How Does Your Engine Run?
  • rogram Evaluation

Publications:

  • Supporting kindergarten children to be successful learners. Occupational Therapy Now, Nov/Dec 2009, V.11-4.
  • The parent connection: Understanding Therapy. Calgary's Child Magazine, Sept/Oct 2008, p.83. 
  • Dunn, W. & Ball, J. (ed.) Development of Evidence-Based Knowledge. In Law, M. & MacDermid, J. editors. Evidence-Based Rehabilitation: A Guide to Practice. 2nd Edition. 2008.