Brooke English completed her Occupational Therapy Master of Science program (MScOT) at the University of Alberta in 2015. She has been working as an Occupational Therapist since that time and started working with adults. Brooke switched into pediatrics in 2019 as her true passion lies in working with children with disabilities and using the power of play therapeutically.
Brooke previously worked at other pediatric clinics where she was exposed to working with the Floortime Approach. In addition, she has previously worked in the Early Intervention program at the Centre for Child Development. Since graduating, she has gained experience working with a variety of diagnoses including autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, premature babies and genetic disorders.
Brooke has taken multiple workshops in the pediatric field, including: Handwriting Without Tears, Social Thinking, Executive Function Course, “Embracing and Understanding Individual Differences” with the DIR Floortime Approach, “Decoding Autism “with Kim Barthel, and “Sensory Processing and Sensory-Based Interventions for Children” with Moira Pena. Brooke has a strong commitment to future learning and believes in continuing education and the importance of being a lifelong learner.
Brooke has a strong interest in working with children with autism and their families. She loves to practice using a client-centered and family-centered approach that is also neurodiversity affirming and strengths-based. In her spare time, Brooke loves doing yoga, singing, going to theatre/concerts, and spending time outdoors doing various activities such as kayaking or skiing.