Author Archives: Louise Burridge

Flipping the Switch: Optimizing Executive Functioning Skills in Children & Youth

Does your child or youth: • Have difficulties following directions? • Seem to lose everything and forget to bring important items home? • Get distracted easily? • Have a knack of focusing on the least important thing that you said? • Mix up assignments, have difficulties getting homework done or when it is completed, forget […]

Sensational Living

Do you work with adults or adolescents with challenging behaviours and wonder if it could be related to sensory processing issues? Do you struggle to find age-appropriate interventions to help? Join us on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 9:00am – 4:30pm as we explore sensory processing issues in adults and adolescents and review practical, effective […]

Relax Kids: Confidence Bootcamp

6 Mondays: February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, April 1st, April 8th  6:00pm – 7:00pm No Group March 25th, 2019 Girls ages 7-10 years Cost $225 The primary goal of this group is to teach children to relax using the Relax Kids Approach.Relax Kids uses movement, games, stretching, breathing, peer massage, positive affirmations and visualizations, to help develop your child’s concentration, self-esteem and confidence, as well as improving their peer relationships and social skills. To learn more &/or to register: contact

Relax Kids: Minecraft Edition

6 Mondays: February 25th, March 4th, 11th, 18th, April 1st, April 8th  4:30pm – 5:00pm No Group March 25th, 2019 Girls ages 6-9 years Cost $225 The primary goal of this group is to teach children to relax using the Relax Kids Approach and Minecraft Themes. Relax Kids uses movement, games, stretching, breathing, peer massage, positive affirmations and visualizations, to help develop your child’s concentration, self esteem and confidence, as well as improving their peer relationships and social skills. To learn more &/or to register: […]

Adulting 101 Group

We are so excited to announce a new group at OuTcomes Therapy. Join Shona Switzer (Registered Nurse) and Louise Burridge (Occupational Therapist) for Adulting 101. This program endeavors to explore and demystify the obscure reality of being an “adult.” We want to give young adults, the skills, knowledge, and confidence to stay healthy and well, […]

Move to Learn Monday: Catch a Falling Star

It’s Move to Learn, Monday! Today, I am sharing one of my favourite books, How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers. Why is it a favourite you ask? It is a favourite as it allows me to do two great things with kids – 1) move and 2) foster a growth mindset. The term […]

12 Occupational Therapy Recommendations to Help with Bedtime & Sleep

It’s World Sleep Day! Do you know that 1 in 4 Canadian children are not getting enough sleep at night? Not only does this lack of sleep make parents crazy, but it also profoundly impacts children’s mental and physical health, their learning and achievement, and their overall well-being. To help, we are bringing back one […]

Toy Talk Thursday Catch the Fox Printing Hack

It’s Toy Talk Thursday! The toy we are hacking this week is Catch the Fox! The game in which you have to save the flock and stop the fox. As an Occupational Therapist, I am always exploring different ways to build skills during play. Catch the Fox is a great game to play to build […]