CONTACT:

Claire Abecia, MScOT(c)

Occupational Therapist

Head2ToeKids@gmail.com

Tel: (250) 516-2797

 

Areas Served:

Victoria, Langford, Sooke, Sidney, Gulf Islands, Mill Bay, Duncan

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Get to Know Claire

Claire is a mother, golden retriever lover and nature enthusiast. Claire has been working with children with disabilities, ranging from ages 2 to 18, for over 10 years in a variety of settings in British Columbia and Alberta.  

Claire provides coaching, consulting and direct intervention in homes, community settings, preschools, classrooms, day cares, and therapy centres. In these settings, she works closely with parents, caregivers, teachers, interventionists and educational assistants.

Claire has completed training with Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health in Victoria, BC in ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis).  She has also worked with leaders in the field of autism at Children's Autism Services of Edmonton.


Claire is registered with:

  • College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia 

  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

  • Registry of Autism Service Providers list (RASP) with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) 

 



 

Courses & Workshops 

 

  • SCERTS Model

  • Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton workshops:

    • mealtime challenges

    • sleep challenges

    • ergonomics

    • sensory room use

    • sensory processing

    • cognitive behaviour therapy

    • managing anxiety

    • play dates

    • engagement

  • Autism Research Rounds at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

  • Working with Families in Natural Environments and Routines Based Intervention

  • Practice-Based Coaching

  • Safe Management Training

  • The ABC’s of Sexuality and ASD       

  • Zones of Regulation

  • Social Thinking

  • Becoming a Behaviour Detective

  • Get Permission Approach to Mealtimes and Sensory Treatment 

  • SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding program 

  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT) Annual Conference

  • Triple P: Positive Parenting Program

  • Winnie Dunn: Sensory Processing in School, Home, and Community  

  • Alert program: How Does Your Engine Run

  • Video modelling and AAC Use

  • Non-Violent Crises Intervention

  • Handwriting Without Tears              

  • Solving the Social Equation: Carol Gray

  • Thoughts Feelings and Behaviour  

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Canada Conference: Sensory Processing and Integration             

  • Introduction to Sign Language Workshop

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

 
 

 

 

Experienced With:

 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Sensory Processing Challenges

  • Global Developmental Delay

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Down's Syndrome

  • Communication Delay

  • Fine Motor Delay

  • Gross Motor Delay

  • Restrictive Eating

  • Disrupted Sleep Patterns

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Mental Health Concerns

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