We are currently offering Occupational Therapy services by Krista Fraser and Speech-Language Pathology by Jennifer Worrall to provide comprehensive services to children and their families.
Krista is a occupational therapist who specializes in treating children of all abilities. She has over 18 years experience working with children, and has specialized her practise to include certifications in:
Krista graduated from Queen’s University in 2002 with a BScOT. She holds a Master’s in Education (Exceptional Learners) from UNB. She is a member in good standing of the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Since beginning her career as an OT, Krista has always worked with children, and for the past 14 years has been an active member of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team who provided services to children with complex neurological impairments, including brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and neuromuscular disorders. She has worked with many other Occupational Therapists in the province to educate, brainstorm, and program plan to ensure exceptional care was being provided to the children of New Brunswick.
She is so excited to be able to use her experience and skills as a paediatric OT to provide services to the kids in the community who need a little help.
Krista is a busy mom of 2 boys and spends most of her free time in the hockey rink, or on the ball field.
She truly believes that all children could benefit from an Occupational Therapist in their lives, and has a strength in looking at a family’s big picture to determine what may help the family’s overall functioning in the day to day routines of raising a child with a disability.
Jen is a speech-language pathologist (S-LP) with experience in treating children of all ages from newborns to young adults.
Jen graduated from McGill University’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2008 with a Master of Applied Sciences in Speech-Language Pathology. She is a member of good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists as well as Speech and Audiology Canada.
Immediately upon graduating, Jen began her career on an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. There, she had the opportunity to work with children with complex neurological diagnoses, their families, and local teams. Jen was able to expand her feeding skill set through continuing education opportunities, in clinics with the interdisciplinary team, and by doing feeding consultations at the nearby hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. After moving back to the province more recently, Jen was able to work with the same interdisciplinary rehabilitation team she started her career with.
As part of a military family, Jen’s personal life brought about many moves and changes. Each presented opportunity to enrich her career skills through different volunteer experiences from being president of a co-operative preschool, to helping at a Military Family Resource Centre, and many others in between. To ensure best practice, Jen updates her S-LP skills through regular continuing education opportunities. Currently, Jen is pursuing her Hanen ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ certification. As of June 2021, she will be certified to offer this evidence-based, early intervention program to parents and caregivers in person or via telepractice.
Jen believes in the power of communication: everyone should have a ‘voice’. Development of communication skills starts at the earliest ages and continues throughout the lifespan. Communication is best worked on in functional situations: for children, this is most often through play and in daily routines. Children who benefit from Occupational Therapy services often also benefit from S-LP services and vice versa. Jen is thrilled to be part of the Little Ones Therapy Services Team to offer single service or joint S-LP/OT services as needed.
Jen is a mom of 3 busy children. When not working, she is most often running the roads with her kids but also enjoys starting book clubs, finding waterfalls, and playing outside.