Meet The Experts
Certified Registered Occupational Therapist and Director of the Play in Motion Child Development Centre, she graduated from McMaster University in 1996 with a degree in Psychology. Tara spent many years working with children all around the world, and then returned to school for a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at UBC. Tara truly loves working with children of all abilities and has been doing just that since her youth, now she has brought that fervent devotion to pediatrics to Squamish.
Tara is on the Registry of Autism Service Providers and is registered to provide therapy services through the At Home Program with the Ministry of Children and Family and through the Community Brain Injury Program for Children and Youth in BC. Children play for a living and Tara bases her therapy sessions around play: play with a purpose. As a mother of two children, Tara has both the personal and professional knowledge of child development.
Dr. Victor Javeri
Vic has been a diagnostic sleep specialist with more than 20 years of experience dealing with all forms of sleep disorders. He holds degrees in Neurobiology, Public Health and Chronobiology, a clinical therapist for Clinical Sleep Solutions, and a Lecturer at UBC. Vic has an incredible thirst for knowledge and has garnered many certifications and qualifications along the way and he is an ardent outdoorsman.
Mieke van Eerdt
With a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Mieke has worked in child development for over a decade in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and now Canada. In the Netherlands, Mieke launched her own Occupational Therapy practice specializing in sensory motor integration for babies, toddlers and children. Mieke also helped families deal with the challenges with children who are highly gifted, hyper sensitive, and those with attention disorders.
Allison Green, MC RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who specializes in therapy with children and youth. A graduate of the University of Victoria with a degree in Social Work, and City University of Seattle with a Masters in Counselling Psychology, Allison has worked with children, youth and families since 2004.
Allison has extensive experience working with young people in the area of mental health in a variety of settings including counselling children and families in elementary, secondary and post-secondary school settings, counselling children and youth with mental health concerns, supporting children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS, providing threat assessment and crisis intervention support to schools, and leading groups of youth on extended wilderness and leadership expeditions.
As the mother of two busy boys, Allison understands the many challenges (and joys) that come with parenting.