Occupational Therapy Services

Children are wonderfully unique, gifted and have various developmental needs and abilities. Pediatric Occupational Therapists assist children to live their best life through providing support both to them and their caregivers. It is an occupational therapist's job to assess how independently children can engage in the world around them and then provide recommendations on how to continue to foster that independence across different settings. 

Services I Offer

I have been working with children with varying abilities for approximately 18 years. I have worked as a camp leader with the Canadian Mental Health Association, as an educational assistant for children with physical and cognitive needs and as a therapist running goal oriented summer camps. For six of those years, I have been an occupational therapist working with preschool aged children as part of an early education team. My focus has been supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Aspergers, Developmental Coordination Disorder, ADHD, Developmental Delay and a wide variety of other diagnoses. Using a fun, motivating and engaging approach, I work directly with the child and his/her family or school team to accomplish their goals in the areas of: 

  • Play and Adaptive Skills

  • Fine Motor Skills

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Visual Motor and Visual Perceptual Skills

  • Self Help Skills

  • Social Skills

  • Executive Functioning Skills

  • Feeding or Picky Eating

  • Sensory Processing and Self Regulation

  • Assistive Technology

  • Home Modifications


In addition to direct therapy, I complete various fine/visual motor and sensory assessments, facilitate group therapy, and consult to caregivers to empower them to support their child. 


Additional Courses & Training


  • The Get Permission Approach to Sensory Mealtime Challenges                                    

  • O&M Basic School Skills for the Visually Impaired                                             

  • The Role of Sensory Processing in Learning, Behavior and Activities of Daily Life

  • Clinical Assessment and Practical Interventions for Praxis Using Sensory Integration Theory

  • Putting LAMP to Work: AAC Strategies for Promoting the Development of Communication for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders                    

  • Handwriting Without Tears                                                                   

  • Yoga for Kids                                                                                        

  • Picky Eaters Versus Problem Feeders - The Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding

  • Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills                                      

  • Becoming a Behavioral Detective

  • Interoception: The 8th Sense                                                                     

  • Critical Response Training

  • Mealtime Miseries: Management of Complex Feeding Issues

  • Current Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Authorizer


Current Memberships:

Aids To Daily Living

Nicole Kluthe BSc.OT

Occupational Therapist & Birth Doula

Serving St. Albert, Edmonton 

& Surrounding Areas

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