Welcome to the Skilled Kids Occupational Therapy Website
Developing skills is our process and having "skilled kids" is our goal. We use standardized assessments and clinical observation to assess your child's skills. We provide consultative support, correctional strategies and intervention to develop your child's skills. Skilled Kids has been providing private paediatric occupational therapy services to Vancouver, the lower mainland, North/West Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler since 2008. Skilled Kids OT offers services to enable parents and to empower their children by offering specialized paediatric knowledge, skills, tools, and treatment. Our OTs can travel to your home on the North Shore or in Vancouver to provide treatment.
Mahshid Hosseini, director, has over 20 years experience as an occupational therapist, a Masters in Rehabilitation Science from Queen's University, and a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. She has attended numerous post graduate workshops and courses over the years. She has also held a number of workshops and has presented for parent groups, professionals and organizations on various topics including sensory integration, therapeutic listening, sensory motor challenges and other areas of paediatric occupational therapy.
Often children come to Mahshid with a sense of helplessness. Mahshid believes in instilling confidence and happiness in children, and coaches parents to help their child build self confidence. She works with children in a non-threatening, natural, playful environment, gradually building their skills while empowering them. Improved self confidence leads to building skills, and carries out through life.
Mahshid is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC. She is a Registered Autism Service Provider.
Samantha Hart has a Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen’s University and a Bachelors of Physical Education Degree from Brock University. She has recently moved to Squamish from Ottawa and is beginning her career as a pediatric occupational therapist. Throughout her journey to becoming an occupational therapist Samantha completed a student practicum in a school which focused on early intervention to enable children to be prepared to begin primary school. She has completed courses in pediatric occupational therapy and more specifically sensory processing. Samantha has used this knowledge to work with the Franco-Ontarian Autism society by providing training for staff as well as consultation for campers and their families. Samantha has over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages and abilities in several roles including but not limited to lifeguard, instructor (swimming & skating), therapeutic horseback riding coach, residential camp counselor, and respite worker. One of Samantha’s strengths in her role working with children and families is her perspective and understanding as a result of her personal experiences within her own family. Samantha is both creative and enthusiastic which allows her to connect to the children and families she works with. She believes in enabling children to apply their personal strengths and interests to develop independence and establish self-efficacy.
Samantha is both fluent in English and French, as well as conversational American Sign Language.
Samantha is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC and a member of Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
Michael Cheng completed his Rehabilitation Assistant program at Capilano University with an emphasis on 3 facets of training as an OTA, PTA, and SLPA. Volunteering with Special Olympics, Stroke Recovery, The Crisis Centre, and working at the Lookout Society homeless shelter has given him a breadth of experience working with at-risk youth and adults, as well as populations with developmental disabilities. Michael is patient, creative, and always ready for any challenge that he, his clients, students, or athletes may face.