All occupational therapists continually revise and update our skills. We also provide co-treatment when appropriate in order to effectively meet the needs of each child, and to share knowledge and abilities. Occupational therapist assistants, occupational therapy students, and volunteers also play an active role in the therapy process. All occupational therapists are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO).
Chris Everdell, B.Sc.OT, M.Sc. AH, OT Reg.(Ont)
Chris is an occupational therapist with 25 years experience working with children. These children have ranged in age from infants through the teen years. A few sensory challenged adults have also benefited from her services. Her special areas of interest include early intervention, learning differences and sensory processing. She has worked in clinical, home, educational and community settings which have all involved consulting, treating and teaching.
Lauren MacAlpine, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Lauren graduated from Dalhousie University with her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2013. She has clinical experience working with inpatient rehabilitation, community care, and adults with developmental disability. Lauren has completed post-professional training, including Sensory Integration and Praxis Training, Therapeutic Listening, Neurodevelopmental treatment, and DIR Floortime.
Madison Reid, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Madison graduated from Queen’s University with her Master of Science in Occupational therapy in 2016, and she has clinical experience working with inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient neurology, and individuals with developmental disability. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business from Queen’s University. Madison is excited to begin her career at Make Way For Me! where she has the opportunity to work with children to support their success at home, school, and in the community. Since starting at Make Way For Me! Madison has pursued continuing education in Therapeutic Listening and DIR Floortime.
Tanu Bajaj, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Tanu completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, and also holds a Masters degree in Child Development. Her clinical experience involves assessment and treatment with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, developmental delays, sensory processing challenges, autism, and ADHD. She is a mother of two young kids, and has a genuine love for working with children. Tanu seeks to offer client and family centred therapy that is fun, engaging, and effective.
Make Way for Me! is a therapist-owned and -operated business which has been part of the Kingston and surrounding community since 1996.
Make Way for Me! works in partnership with the clients and their families to custom fit a therapy program specific to their needs. Therapy is available in the client’s home, school environment and in our clinic setting.
All therapists are independent contractors. We offer independent contractors: competitive remuneration, professional development, resource and peer support, and flexible scheduling. Positions are based on a model of self-employment.
If you are interested in joining the Make Way for Me! practice, please contact Chris Everdell.