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Occupational Therapy 

Anna Vander Haeghe graduated with a BSc in OT with distinction from University of Alberta in 1998.  She has worked extensively in rural Alberta since that time, creating OT Alberta Health Service departments in both Whitecourt and Edson.  She transitioned to private practice in 2013 and is passionate about her work.  She fills her free time with community volunteering, camping, pottery and supporting her two children in their interests and activities.  Check out her website for more information. 

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Skylar Birkenhagen graduated with a MSc in OT with distinction from University of Alberta in 2020 and immediately joined up with the LEAP team.  She has gained experience over the past years by volunteering with Anna as she gained her Masters in OT.  She fills her free time with hiking, camping, helping on the family cattle farm and enjoying her and her husband's dogs. 

All Occupational Therapy services provided at the Edson LEAP Centre are neurodiverse affirmative and trauma informed.


​- assessment

- direct treatment

- parent consultation

- program consultation

- inservicing/information sessions

Provides support with:​

- Gross and Fine Motor Delays

- Activities of daily living (dressing, toileting, feeding, eating, bathing)
- Sensory Processing differences including

- Behaviour challenges
- Attention & Concentration Problems
- Learning accommodations

- Ocular motor concerns

- Specialized equipment

​Expertise in:

- Developmental delays

- Many genetic syndromes 

- Dyspraxia/DCD

- Autism Spectrum 


- Sensory processing/sensory integration



- Feeding and swallowing

- Splinting

- Seating and specialized equipment

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