Joanne Conte CasolaJoanne

Director, Hands On! Therapy for Children

Joanne Conte Casola OT Reg. (Ont) is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from the University of Toronto in 1995.  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/Local Health Integration Network and practiced at the Hospital for Sick Children. Joanne has provided direct consultative services to families and educators in both the public and private school sectors in various areas of practice, including child development, education curriculum, emotional regulation, sensory processing, playground design, and environmental modification. 

Joanne provides direct assessment and treatment to children in their schools and homes, at her home-based clinic, and virtually.  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 27 years of experience, Joanne has been a strong advocate and educator for her clients.  She provides a holistic, strengths-based approach to treatment, health and wellness. 

Joanne has a special interest in working with children and families with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Areas of specialty include executive function, emotional regulation, development of interoception and mindful self-awareness, sensory processing, social thinking and emotional learning, applied education and understanding of a diagnosis, fine motor skill development, and handwriting. Joanne has a genuine passion working with children and families.  She provides parent coaching and supportive counselling to empower caregivers to optimize learning, connection and healthy child development.

Joanne has received training in Interoceptive Assessment, Mindful Self-Compassion and The Zones of Regulation with practical integration of the curriculum in the classroom and in homes.  She is trained in the use of the Handwriting Without Tears program, Loops and Other Groups Handwriting program, and Qwertynomics Keyboarding Program.  She is also certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. 

Joanne has extensive knowledge and experience in child development, behavior and mental health.  Joanne provides a compassionate, collaborative and supportive approach to skill development and learning.   She thrives on continuing education and the implementation of practical 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 or 416-919-9982.


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