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About Us

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Blossom OT Services Inc. was founded in 2015 with a passion for supporting children and families through occupational therapy school and home-based services.

 

We are a team of Pediatric Occupational Therapists supporting children and their families in Calgary, Cochrane, and surrounding areas. Each member of the team has diverse background and experience but we share a commitment for ongoing growth and professional development to provide comprehensive services available to our clients and their families. 


We are dedicated to using a holistic approach that looks at the whole child and considers all aspects of the child’s daily life through our direct and consultative services. We also believe that all growth and development starts at home and we work closely to collaborate with families and value their perspective and input in the work that we do.  
 

As of 2024, Blossom OT Services has expanded to include a large clinic space in NW Calgary where children and families can be seen in-person for assessment, consultation and direct therapy sessions to help them learn, grow and blossom!

 

The Blossom Team

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Director / Registered OT 
Shawna Worden

My intention is to empower parents and help shift their perception of their child’s behavior to see them through “softer eyes”. Together we can work to understand and support their child in learning how to implement tools and strategies that help them to better regulate their brain and body for optimal quality of life.

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Shawna is a born and raised Calgarian and is a registered Occupational Therapist with more than 18 years of experience working with children and families in Calgary and surrounding areas. She has devoted her entire career thus far to working in educational settings and providing in-home family support to children and families and has worked in many early childhood programs as a part of multi-disciplinary teams. 

 

After starting her private practice 10 years ago, Shawna has become a proud leader in the OT community and strives for collaboration and the highest standard of care in all aspects of her practice and team. With a passion for holistic therapy, Shawna’s goal in working with children and families is that they can feel supported at whatever age and stage they are at and can continue to blossom into the best versions of themselves.

 

Using a comprehensive initial intake and background history as well as informal and formal assessment, she then works collaboratively with parents (and children) so they feel empowered to incorporate simple and easy to implement strategies, tools, and accommodations for their child at home, school and in the community.

 

Over the course of her career, Shawna has continued to learn and grow in her expertise and practice to include a variety of specialities such as Fine Motor Delays, Handwriting, ADHD, ASD, Sensory Processing Differences, Self-Regulation, Visual Processing Delays and Executive Functioning. She is also continuing her education about how to support children who have experienced developmental trauma.

 

Shawna uses a play-based approach to therapy and utilizes a variety of fun and engaging toys, activities, and sensory and movement-based tools to motivate and engage the child’s brain and body to support learning and functional participation. She can also help support parents as they try to navigate the school system and learn how to advocate for their child, especially those with neurodivergent needs.

 

Since becoming a mother herself to a child with sensory differences, Shawna has developed a passion for empowering and educating parents about their child’s unique strengths and differences, so they can see their child through “softer eyes”. She has a special interest in sensory processing and self-regulation as a basis for acquiring new skills and focuses on the whole child using a strength-based approach to therapy.

 

When Shawna isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and their dog Roxy. She also has a special interest in health and nutrition and stays active with yoga/Pilates, playing sports, travelling, and spending time outdoors in nature with friends and family.

Meet the School Based OT Services Team
 

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Kim Paradoski
 It Takes A Village Educational Society

Brookes Polski
Bragg Creek Education Services

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Sarah Comandante
It Takes A Village Educational Society
CCES Nature Kindergarten

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Contact

Blossom OT Services Inc.
Shawna Worden
403-464-6953

blossomotservices@gmail.com

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