Our Team

Krista Fraser, MEd. OT Reg NB

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:

  • Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT approach)
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT) training
  • Kinesiotaping (KTI)
  • Child Passenger Safety for Children with Special Needs (Safe Travels for All Children – Instructor)

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.

Alise (Lisa) Innes, M.Sc., S-LP(c)

Lisa is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years experience working with children of all ages. She graduated from Dalhousie University’s School of Human Communication Disorders with a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1996. She is a member of good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and Speech and Audiology Canada.

Lisa has had the opportunity to provide speech-language assessment, intervention and consultation in homes, preschools, schools, and hospital settings. In addition, for many years, she was employed with a paediatric interdisciplinary rehabilitation team where she worked with children with complex neurological diagnoses and their families. Her many experiences have allowed her the opportunity to work with preschool and school-age children in a wide variety of areas including receptive and expressive language, articulation/sound production, augmentative communication, oral-motor, paediatric feeding and swallowing, and reading skills. Lisa continues to participate in regular continuing education opportunities to stay current on best practices in speech-language pathology. She is very excited to be part of the Little Ones Therapy Services Team.

When not working, Lisa loves spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, biking, skiing and traveling.

Shannon Stuart, MSc. OT, OT Reg NB

Shannon is an occupational therapist who has over 8 years of experience working with children and their families.  She has worked as part of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team for most of her paeds OT career.  She is experienced in working with preschool and school aged children in a variety of areas, including: fine motor and motor coordination skills, sensory processing, play and development, and feeding. She has been involved in multidisciplinary assessment of infants determined to be high risk for neurological disorders through a neonatal high risk follow up program.  She has specialized training in Neuro-developmental Treatment, Sensory Processing and complex equipment prescription including wheelchairs, rehabilitation aids and car seats.  Shannon also has experience creating custom molded splints for hand and arm injuries. 

Shannon graduated in 2012 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSc. OT) from Queen’s university Kingston.  She is in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.  She moved back to her home town after university to pursue her career in OT and has been working with children ever since. 

Shannon is a busy mom of 2 girls and spends most of her free time playing outdoors and taking them to their activities.   She loves renovating and interior design, good food and hanging out with her family and friends.  

Shayla Johnson

Shayla is our office administrator and is keeping us all in check with her impeccable organizational skills. She has experience working in medical offices and in customer relations roles for years. She obtained her administrative assistant certificate through the Okanagan College School of Business in Kelowna, BC

Shayla will be the first point of contact when you reach out to the Little Ones Therapy Services team. She is happy to answer scheduling, invoicing and general questions.

When not working, Shayla loves spending time with her family and is busy with her daughter, Ellie. She likes to play hockey and read.

Natalie Hearn

Natalie is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience working with children of all ages. She has specific interest in working with speech delays/disorders, fluency (stuttering), and feeding.

Natalie graduated from Dalhousie University in 2021 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She is an active member of the New Brunswick Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists. She is a Speech-Language and Audiology Canada member and is a part of their mentorship program.

Working with an interdisciplinary team has always been an important part of Natalie's practice. Treating a child holistically and collaboratively provides many benefits to a child's growth and development. Natalie has worked with other Speech-Language Pathologists as well as Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists throughout her career, addressing the complex needs of her clients together. She has provided services to children with complex needs such as Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, learning disorders and more.

In her free time, Natalie likes curling, spoiling her dog, the beach and quality time with friends and family.

Rita Soffee

Rita graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2020. From there she continued her education at Dalhousie University, completing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2022. Rita is licensed to practice in New Brunswick and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.

Through her education, Rita has experience working in acute adult neurorehabilitation, inpatient geriatrics, and working with children who have diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. August 2022 Rita began working as an Occupational Therapist for Extra-Mural New Brunswick. In this role Rita gained experience providing community OT services. Rita has experience completing home safety assessments and recommendations, ADL/IADL assessments, cognitive assessments and prescribing wheelchairs. Over the years, Rita has gained experience working with children in various work and volunteering settings and is very excited to start providing OT services to kids in the community. 

In her spare time Rita enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as, engaging in various forms of physical activity.

Let's Get Started!

All you have to do is contact us! A free 15 minute consultation is provided at any time to discuss your child’s needs and develop a plan for assessment, treatment or consultation.

Usually, to make a plan, a 1-2 hour assessment will be required to discuss goals with parents, evaluate the child and complete formal assessments. Treatment goals will then be established with the family.
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