Monica graduated from the University of Guelph in Child, Youth and Family Studies and obtained a minor in French. She also completed a Masters of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is a registered member of the College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario and a member with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.
Monica started her pediatric occupational therapy career working in various centres, client homes and schools. She worked with children of all abilities aged 2-18 in individual and group sessions 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
Monica is passionate about supporting children of all unique abilities and enabling them to participate in meaningful activities. She believes in a client-centred approach to build off their interests to promote learning through play. She encourages parents or guardians to join in therapy sessions when able to best support their child’s participation in daily activities.
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.