Occupational Therapist and Parent Coach
Veronique Chiasson joined the Emerging Minds team in 2008, first as an associate.
She offers Occupational Therapy Assessments, Consultation and Intervention to enable children to participate in their everyday activities at home, school and in the community Training, Parent-Coaching, and Supervision of Early Start Denver Model intervention programs.
Veronique received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Ottawa in 2003. As well, she previously earned a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology.
She is a bilingual Occupational Therapist who specializes in working with children. Veronique delivers quality interventions that focus on motivating children to learn, participate and thrive while also providing strategies, education and mentoring to their parents and caregivers.
Recently, she qualified to become the world’s first French speaking instructor to train and certify individuals in the Early Start Denver Model program, a comprehensive behavioural early intervention approach for autistic children aged 12 to 48 months.
In her day-to-day work, Veronique is highly interested in applying empirical research. She has participated in the DCD Project, a research project aimed at educating community doctors in Developmental Coordination Disorder. She also takes part in Kickstart-Early Intervention for Autism, a charity-funded project aiming to offer parent coaching to families recently diagnosed with autism.
Currently, Veronique is also teaching as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s occupational therapy program.
When Veronique is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children. She is also actively involved in fundraising activities for charities such as the Canadian Cancer Society and the Sears Great Canadian Run.
Office Location: 5330 Canotek Road, Suite 36