All therapy staff 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. Meetings with parents, other healthcare professionals, and schools can be arranged as is necessary to incorporate treatment objectives into the child’s life outside the therapy clinic.
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 benefitted 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.
Kim Perrett, BSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Kim has been an Occupational Therapist in the Kingston area since 1995 after graduating from Queen’s University. She has extensive experience working with both adults and children in a variety of settings; home, school, and community. She has completed the Sensory Integration and Praxis Certification through the University Of California as well as numerous other courses in assessment and treatment. Her specialty for the past 10 years has been working with children.
Lauren MacAlpine, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Lauren attended the University of Guelph where she obtained an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and took a special interest in human anatomy and neurophysiology. In 2013, Lauren graduated from Dalhousie University with her Masters of Occupational Therapy. She has clinical experience working with inpatient rehabilitation, community care, and adults with developmental disability. Lauren began her career in Kingston working at Ongwanada, where she gained a special interest in sensory processing and how it impacts the lives of individuals. This interest in sensory processing inspired her to complete continuing education in assessment and intervention in this area. Lauren is now happy to be working at Make Way For Me! where she is able to help children reach their full potential.
Tanu Bajaj, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Tanu is an occupational therapist with experience and passion working with children. She completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK. She also holds a Masters degree in Child Development, giving her a strong understanding of developmental psychology. Her clinical experience involves working with children and adolescents with learning disabilities, developmental delays, sensory processing challenges, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Tanu has experience in the assessment and treatment of children with fine and gross motor delays, social and emotional challenges in school and community settings. She strives to continuously update her knowledge to provide the best possible therapeutic care to her clients. 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.
Madison Reid, MSc. OT Reg. (Ont.)
Madison attended Western University where she obtained an Honours Bachelor Degree of Health Sciences. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Business from Queen’s University. In 2016, Madison graduated from Queen’s University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, and she has clinical experience working with inpatient rehabilitation, inpatient neurology, and individuals with developmental disability. 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.
Occupational Therapist Assistants
Ashley MacFarlane, B.A. (Hon.)
Ashley graduated from Queen’s University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Studies. She has been working with Make Way For Me! since March 2012, and has been extensively trained in many therapeutic techniques and practices. Ashley has experience carrying through with treatment in clinic, home, and school environments, and has been involved in the planning, organizing, and facilitation of numerous programs at Make Way For Me. Over the past four summers she has run intensive programming that focuses on skills such as handwriting, social development, anxiety reduction, and school readiness. In addition, she has assisted with a Music Therapy Group for children with developmental delays, supervised a Tummy Time Group for infants run by Queen’s University Occupational Therapy Students, and also organized and facilitated an Adolescent Social Skills Group. Ashley is excited to attend the University of Sydney in Australia for her Masters in Occupational Therapy, starting in March 2017.
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.