PLAY WITH PURPOSE !
A group for children with self-regulation and/or sensory challenges and their families
This unique 8-week group takes a family-centered and play-based approach in supporting children with self regulation and/or sensory processing issues. Participation in ‘Spring into Action group includes 6 group sessions for children and 2 parent workshops. In the groups sessions, your child will be learning about their big emotions and exploring new coping strategies. The parent workshops are aimed at building parents’ skills around supporting their children.
New clients to Hand Skills For Children will require the completion of a sensorimotor assessment within the last 6 months by an Occupational Therapist to establish eligibility for the group and set individual therapy goals. In addition, Vithurry would complete a complimentary phone interview.
Meet your Group Occupational Therapist:
Vithurry (Vi) Sivaloganathan is a registered occupational therapist with experience in providing individual and group therapy services to children in the areas of self-regulation, sensory processing, social skills, and fine and gross motor skills. Vi has developed and facilitated group therapy services and parent workshops in private practice as well as public agencies. She has also provided consultation services for individual students in the classroom and with organizations including the TDSB Section 23 schools and EarlyON child and family centres. She brings her unique experience in mental health, and applies a play-based and family-centered approach to support children and their families to reach their goals. Vi is currently on staff at the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health.