Joanne Conte CasolaJoanne

Director, Hands On! Therapy for Children

Joanne Conte Casola OT Reg. (Ont) graduated from the University of Toronto in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.  Since then she has established a flourishing private practice working with children and families.  She has provided direct contract service to the Community Care Access Center of York Region, practiced at the Hospital for Sick Children and has provided direct consultative services to educators in both the public and private school sectors.  Joanne has provided consultation in various areas, including: child development, education curriculum and playground design.  She has provided assessment and treatment to children in their schools, homes, and in her home-based clinic.  Her scope of practice is varied and includes working with children who have functional difficulties in all areas of performance, irrespective of a diagnosis.  With over 20 years experience, Joanne has been a strong advocate and educator for her clients.  She provides a holistic approach to health and wellness.  Areas of specialty include fine motor skill development and handwriting, as well as the development of feeding skills and sensory processing.  She is trained in the use of the Handwriting Without Tears program, Loops and Other Groups Handwriting program, Qwertynomics Keyboarding Program and certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. Joanne has always had a passion for learning about child development and working with children and their families.  She thrives on continuing education and implementing new strategies in her practice based on current evidence-based research.  Joanne is also a mother to three wonderful, vibrant and spirited children who keep her active and current in child development and family management.  For further information please contact Joanne directly at jcontecasola@gmail.com or 416-919-9982.

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Joanne Conte Casola OT Reg. (Ont) is a registered health care professional with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.