DORI HOWLAND

Occupational Therapist

Dori completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) at Western University. In her graduate research, she focused on how technology influences children’s physical performance of handwriting, learning about the pros and cons of using technology as a tool to improve handwriting output. Dori now applies this knowledge in her work with children with various handwriting and fine motor challenges.

During her studies, Dori completed her final practicum in Trinidad, where she worked one-on-one with children in a pediatric clinic and group therapy at two of the local schools. It was here that she gained experience in sensory processing therapy, the therapeutic use of play, and strategies to help children increase their independence both at home and school.

To continue her learning and professional development Dori has taken the introductory course to DIR Floortime and is currently working towards certification in the CO-OP approach. She has also taken Sarah Ward’s workshop on New Cutting Edge Strategies for Executive Functioning skills. Dori applies the skills learned in these courses to her one-on-one and group therapy sessions.