Jennifer Kennedy
Jennifer Kennedy, B.Sc.O.T., O.T. Reg. ONT

Manager of Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Maximum Independence Inc. - a bphealth clinic
554 John St North, Hamilton, ON L8L 4S1
Tel. 905-318-0911 Extension: 33 • Fax 905-318-7219 • Email: Click Here

I'm an occupational therapist that has experience dealing with all ages of the life-span; however, I have always wanted a career focused on helping children. I have been a dance teacher to children for over ten years, indirectly improving motor planning and motor abilities through dance instruction. This is what first sparked my love for kids. During my path as an OT, I have gained experience at a private pediatric clinic where I performed initial assessments to determine current physical, sensory, communication and developmental status, developed individualized goals and treatment plans through family-centred approach, implemented sensory integration techniques by use of sensory gym, and the ALERT program, administered Handwriting without Tears program to children with difficulties with printing and cursive writing, ran group sessions/camps, and collaborated with an interprofessional healthcare team. I have completed the Handwriting without Tears workshop and the Print tool workshop and am eager to help kids build their fine motor skills, and confidence.

Professional Certification

"I am a duly qualified Occupational Therapist licensed to practice in the province of Ontario by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (Registration number G1008098). I am also an active member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy degree. Previously, I attained an Honours Bachelor of Science Kinesiology degree from McMaster University with a minor in Biology. Since graduation, my area of practice has included functional home assessments specifically addressing physical, functional and psychosocial impairments"