Cynthia Miller-Lautman is an Occupational Therapist who has gained valuable experience with children of all ages and backgrounds in her 18 years of clinical experience. She has considerable experience working with, and advocating for children with intellectual impairments, including individuals with autism, fetal alcohol syndrome disorder, AD(H)D and Down Syndrome. Cynthia places particular emphasis on involving parents in the therapy process to ensure transfer of skills to all environments. In addition to a strong background in fine/gross motor development and activities of daily living, Cynthia is a particular leader in the field of sensory integration. She has a particular passion for providing education and hands-on strategies to assist with problem behaviours. She strives to make sensory processing difficulties understandable to everyone and provides adaptations to minimize behavioural challenges.
Cynthia has extensive experience providing trainings and support to teachers, integration aides, daycare educators and parents. She enjoys the challenge of working with clients from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and regularly consult to the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay. She serves as a Clinical Advisor, providing support for clients with special needs to local case managers. She is also members of the mobile FASD Diagnostic Team and provides extensive, ongoing mentorship to all on-territory Occupational Therapists.
Her experience providing support and training to the 9 Quebec Cree communities of James Bay has sensitized her to the particular challenges inherent to providing services to individuals with special needs in remote northern communities. She prioritizes a community and family focused approach, that is culturally sensitive. Cynthia is committed to advancing services for individuals with special needs, with a particular focus on Northern populations.
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