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Ashley Rego

Occupational Therapist

Ashley is an Occupational Therapist in Ontario with extensive experience in pediatrics. She earned a Master of Occupational Therapy Studies at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2009 and an Honours B.A. Psychology with a specialization in Child Development at McMaster University in 2007.

She has experience working with children within a wide range of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Motor Delay, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, various Genetic Disorders and Down syndrome. Ashley has completed Level 3 certification for Oral Placement Therapy (OPT), as well as having training in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy, complex feeding issues, Handwriting Without Tears, and Sensory Integration therapy.

As an Occupational Therapist, Ashley helps children participate in activities that are important to them. For kids, this often includes getting dressed for school, brushing their teeth, feeding themselves and playing. Her treatment approach includes giving children the right tools to manage themselves effectively in the classroom, in social settings or at home. When working specifically with children who have feeding difficulties, she uses various sensory, motor and behavioural strategies to help improve eating and child nutrition. Ashley helps to support the development of safe and effective feeding skills and also helps families improve the mealtime experience with their children.

Ashley is an active member within the interdisciplinary team, engaging with Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Pathologists and Behavioural Therapists as well as teachers and parents, to support each child in being the best that they can be.