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, BSc.OT, MSc.AH, OT Reg.(Ont.)
Chris has over 35 years of experience within the field of occupational therapy, with most of those years being in pediatrics and private practice. Chris has spent more recent years developing her knowledge and skills in the area of treating adults who have sensory challenges. Chris’ interests lie in the areas of sensory processing, attachment and childhood trauma and early intervention.
Chris maintains a small caseload while mostly providing support for the other therapists working at Make Way For Me. Chris enjoys middle age life playing with her two grandchildren who are forever teaching her about child development and kid ideas.
Madison Reid, MSc. OT Reg.(Ont.)
Madison graduated from Queen’s University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2016. Her clinical experience has involved assessment and treatment with children and adolescents who experience challenges with sensory processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills, and emotional regulation. She has completed continuing professional education and training in Sensory Integration, Therapeutic Listening Program, and DIR Floortime. Madison greatly enjoys working with her clients in reaching their goals and collaborating with their families and teachers to develop tools to support their success at school, home, and in the community.
Alana Sargeant, B.Mus., B.Ed., MSc. OT Reg.(Ont.)
Alana graduated from Queen’s University of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2019. Prior to this she worked as a classroom teacher for the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Through her teaching and clinical experience, she has worked with children and adolescents experiencing challenges in the areas of sensory processing, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills, emotional regulation, and challenges related to mental health, such as anxiety and trauma. Alana is a musician who greatly enjoys incorporating rhythm and music into her sessions with clients. She is passionate about helping children to explore their brain-and-body connection, so that they can engage more meaningfully in their daily activities and in their relationships with others.
Kennedy Decker, MSc. OT Reg.(Ont.)
Kennedy graduated from Queen’s University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2020. Prior to this she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University, where she completed many childhood development courses related to the brain-body connection. Kennedy’s passion for working with children started when she became a dance instructor, which she continues to pursue here in Kingston. Using evidence-based research, she recognizes a great value in dance movement and music in supporting clients to achieve their motor, social, emotional and cognitive goals. Kennedy is passionate about working with children to explore their meaningful activities and goals, while collaborating with their families to promote meaningful participation and engagement within their home, school and community.
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.