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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, Bragg Creek and surrounding areas. Each member of the team has diverse background and experience but we share a commitment to collaborate, learn and grow as a team.


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.  
 

Our school-based OT Team offers services through community based Early Intervention programs that are publicly funded by Alberta Education and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with teachers and other professionals to support children in their educational setting (e.g. daycare, day home, preschool / playschool and Kindergarten).

 

We also offer fee for service standardized assessments by request. Virtual parent self-reg consultation services are now available!

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 was born and raised in Calgary and grew up with a passion for learning and teaching and she often volunteered and supported children and youth within her school and community. As a competitive athlete throughout childhood, she realized the importance of the mind-body connection and she understood how important it was to ensure ongoing growth and development in both areas for success and optimal quality of life. Shawna graduated from the University of Calgary in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and graduated from the University of Alberta in 2006 with Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, she was excited to return to the city that she loved to embark on a journey in school-based pediatrics working in the area of Early Childhood Services and Intervention. 

 

Throughout her 17 year career as a Pediatric OT, Shawna’s dedication and commitment to learning always shone through as she helped to build programs and lead teams in a variety of agencies in and around Calgary. Over time, she also has a passion for leadership and enjoys mentoring and coaching other OTs so that they could learn and grow as they continue to provide exemplary service to the children and families they support. Shawna is proud of the dedicated OTs on her team as they learn, grow and blossom together with a shared joy and passion of service to others.

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 Pilates Reformer, strength training, walking 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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Erica Rose
It Takes A Village Educational Society

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Katie Staden

Bragg Creek Education Services

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