Trish Williams, BA, BHScOT(c)
Trish is the owner and occupational therapy lead at Spring OT. She is also a mother, an occupational therapy educator at the University of Alberta, and a strong advocate for children.
Trish has been an occupational therapist for over 20 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario and her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Prior to starting in private practice as the Owner of Spring Occupational Therapy, she worked in paediatrics and inpatient/outpatient neurology.
Trish’s clinical expertise is in the evaluation and treatment of children from birth to 21 with various developmental disabilities, including Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism. She is also a speaker and presenter in the area of OT and sensory processing.
Trish is an Adjunct Professor and one of the original staff members of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta, Calgary Campus. She has received advanced training in Sensory Processing Disorder in the Intensive Mentorship Program, Level I from the STAR Centre in Denver, CO under the direction of Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.
Daphne Boucher, BA, MScOT(c)
Daphne is a mother, wife and occupational therapist who is naturally curious and allows that to drive her work with children.
Daphne received her Bachelors of Arts in Human Development from California State University, Long Beach and quickly went on to get her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Daphne has experience in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) for children following perinatal stroke, gross and fine motor development and social thinking and behaviour. Daphne has received special training in sensory processing under Kim Barthel and continues to build her knowledge under the mentorship of Trish Williams.
Erin Dobson, MScOT(c)
Erin is an occupational therapist, a wife and mother, a friend, a contributor and an advocate for those who were not able to advocate for themselves.
Erin received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta. She has experience in an acute medicine setting and has been working in paediatrics since 2009. She has worked in schools, homes and the clinic and enjoys the diversity that this brings.
Theresa Shields, BScOT(c)
Theresa has a passion for helping children develop the skills needed to be successful in their everyday lives.
She has experience working therapeutically with children and adults for over 18 years. This includes working in school-based and clinic settings as well as with children and adults in inpatient hospitals. She has specialized training in Integrative Listening Systems (iLs), DIR/Floortime and sensory integration intervention.
Prior to joining the Spring OT team, Maria worked in administration for various companies (engineering, advertising, oil and gas, and real estate) for over twenty years. Her knowledge and experience in office administration is invaluable. But Maria came to Spring OT as a parent first — looking to give her daughter the support she needed to succeed in School. It was through her experience as a parent that she realized that she wanted to contribute to the team in a professional way. It is her experience on both sides of the clinic that helps keep things running smoothly.