Occupational Therapists (OTs) assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”. 

For infants and children, this may include:

• Play

• Eating

• Sleeping

• Building Independence in Self-care Activities

• Successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school

OTs help with working towards meeting an individual child’s developmental goals and milestones. We use a fun, play-based approach to assessment and intervention with the child. We also coach caregivers to feel confident in their abilities to support their child in their own environments. 

Our Pediatric Occupational Therapists work on: 

• Fine motor

• Gross Motor Skills

• Self-help Skills

• Feeding and Picky Eating

 • Sensory processing

• Visual-motor Skills 

• Play

• Self-regulation

• Social skills

…and more!

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Pediatric Services

Occupational Therapists (OTs) assess an infant or child’s development with a focus on their “occupations”.

For infants and children, their main occupations include:
• Play
• Eating
• Sleeping
• Building Independence in Self-care Activities
• Successfully participating in programs such as childcare or school

Occupational Therapists help with working towards meeting an individual child’s developmental goals and milestones.

As play being one of the main occupations for any child, we use a fun, play-based approach to assessment and intervention with the child. We also coach caregivers to feel confident in their abilities to support their child in their own environments.

Areas of focus may include:
• Fine motor: Examples can include using both hands together, reaching and grasping toys, coordination of small finger movements required for self-help activities, handwriting, holding a pencil and using scissors.
• Self-help: Examples can include self-feeding, getting dressed, bathing and brushing teeth.
• Feeding: Examples can include managing textures, transitioning to solids, independently feeding, using utensils, picky eating, positioning, chewing and swallowing.
• Sensory processing: How we process sensory input in the environment (Example children may be over or under sensitive to input involving sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell and movement)
• Visual-motor: Coordinating the body’s movements based on what the eyes perceive.
• Play: Examples can include how to play, developmental stages of play, toy selection and motor skills for play.
• Cognition: Thinking and planning for what is needed for daily functioning (Example: learning, organization, problem solving, focus and attention)
• Self-regulation: How we manage our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
• Social skills: How we interact with others.

Our Occupational Therapist

Randi Kepecs - Occupational Therapist - The WOMB Vaughan

Randi Kepecs

Occupational Therapist (Pediatrics)

Randi Kepecs is an Occupational Therapist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who has...

Frequently Asked Questions About Occupational Therapy

Many children would benefit in some way from working with an Occupational Therapist! If your child is having any difficulties in the areas of gross or fine motor, sensory, feeding, play, behaviour and regulation, attention and understanding, self-help, or social skills, they may benefit from Occupational Therapy.

We work with newborn babies all the way up until school age children, young teens and adults!



This a very difficult question to answer! Every child is different, and progress depends on many factors such as the severity of the problem, the motivation of the child, family and caregiver involvement, and practice outside of the therapy session.  We invite you to speak to your child’s Occupational Therapist following an assessment to gain a better idea for your individual child.

 After booking an initial assessment, you will be sent a detailed Intake Form to complete.  Your Occupational Therapist will review the intake form and plan for your assessment accordingly.

Find out the availability, pricing and booking options for this service.

Complementary Services

At The WOMB Vaughan, we have an entire integrative health team that can work collaboratively to provide the best possible combination of care to you and your family. Here are a few services that work well in conjunction with Occupational Therapy. Please contact us anytime to help you put together the best team for your needs!

Speech Language Therapy

Our WOMB SLP’s work with infants, toddlers, and school aged children. They also work with individuals with Autism or other developmental disabilities. A Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct a detailed assessment and provide recommendations and/ or a therapy plan that best suits the individual's needs. Our WOMB SLP’s and CDA’s use a play based and family centred approach to engage the kids and achieve maximum results!

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care can transform the health of the whole family, ranging from newborn babies, to children to older adults. It is a manual therapy used to put the body into optimal alignment and restore nervous system function, while also reducing pain, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and reducing stress.

Pediatric Physiotherapy

The WOMB’s pediatric physiotherapists help to improve your child’s gross motor skills and mobility. We use a client and family centered approach to care, working with you to identify your child’s goals and to create an individualized treatment program. The physiotherapist will use a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise prescription through fun and functional activities.