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Play in Motion Occupational Therapy works with children ages 1 – 18 who need assistance with reaching their developmental milestones. We focus on fine motor skills (upper extremity strength, bilateral coordination, in hand manipulation, dexterity and finger isolation), sensory integration, sensory-based motor dysfunction, feeding concerns and difficulties with written output. We work with families and with schools for consultation, assessments and program development.
Paediatric Physiotherapy provides treatment that is focused on improving gross motor development, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, muscle weakness and muscle tightness (including torticollis). Our physiotherapist works with children with a wide range of conditions, including neuromuscular, developmental, motor coordination, orthopedic and congenital disorders. We can also support children recovering from injuries and surgery.
Our speech-language pathologists offer screening, assessment, intervention, and consultation for a range of communication delays and disorders including: delayed speech and/or language; speech sound disorders; language delay and disorders affecting both the understanding and production of spoken language; stuttering; Autism Spectrum Disorders; and Language-based Learning Disabilities.
Serving Squamish | Whistler | Pemberton | D’arcy
Play in Motion provides high quality, integrated paediatric therapy to families and children in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Meet Our Team
Occupational Therapy, Director
Tara-Leigh Cain graduated from McMaster University with a Psychology degree in 1996 and after years of working with children and travelling the world, she returned to school for her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at UBC. Her love of working with children of all abilities was apparent since she was in high school so it wasn’t hard to make the decision to dedicate her focus to Pediatrics when she graduated.
Tara is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers and is registered to provide therapy services through the At Home Program with the Ministry of Children and Family and through the Community Brain Injury Program for Children and Youth in BC. Children play for a living and Tara bases her therapy sessions around play: play with a purpose. As a mother of two children, Tara has both the personal and professional knowledge of child development.
Mike aims to provide physiotherapy services to children with a wide range of conditions including neuromuscular, developmental, motor coordination, orthopedic and congenital disorders. He can see the potential for positive outcomes with a goal to improve children’s mobility, strength and independence.
Janna began her career in Ontario working on the Augmentative and Alternative Communication team at the Sarnia and District Children’s Treatment Centre (now Pathways Health Centre for Children) and on the Assistive Devices Resource Service team at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.
Speech Language Therapy
Candace is a certified member of Speech and Audiology Canada (SAC), a registrant with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHHPBC), as well as a Registered Autism Service Provider (RASP). Currently, Candace works part-time at Play in Motion and also travels to see clients and their families.
Speech Language Therapy
Heather currently provides speech and language services for the Squamish Montessori School and works with private clients of all ages. Heather has completed Orton-Gillingham training and is a member if the International Dyslexia Association. She has a strong interest in literacy development and considers herself a life long learner.