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Therapy Assistant 2 Go I offer Therapy Assistant services to Speech Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists on a Hi!

My name is Sharla Quantz and I am a Speech Therapy Assistant as well as an Occupational Therapy Assistant - it’s great to meet you! I offer support to private Speech Language Pathologists as well as Occupational Therapists, offering them therapy assistant services on a contract basis. I graduated in 2014 from Medicine Hat College, with my Therapy Assistant diploma majoring in Speech, I have my und

ergrad from University of Alberta in Linguistics. I have also taught Music for Young Children for 21 years - group music lessons for ages 2-12. I love incorporating elements of music into therapy sessions! I work short term contracts (think: treatment blocks) for SLPs or OTs who may be looking for help once in a while - freeing themselves up to possibly work on more complex cases, or however they would find my help useful for their private practice. I have designed posters for Social Skills classes, designed a registration form for a Social Skills camp, revamped and improved existing registration forms for an SLP, and worked simultaneously on OT and Speech goals for a client. In fact, I believe that the therapist/therapy assistant relationship has some fabulous potential when both partners manage their roles and work as a team. I value clear communication between treatment partners and their families. As some background, my practicum was spent six weeks in an Early Ed program and six weeks at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. I continued to volunteer as a communication partner at the Glenrose for the year following my practicum. I really enjoyed working with the adult population at the Glenrose, as I teach music to young kiddos and liked the change of pace. However, I would be open to working with clients of any age. I have a special interest in rehabilitation and brain injury recovery. I also have experience teaching English online for the last three and a half years, and have been working with some clients online during Covid-19 restrictions. So, the great news with that is, I can work with any speech or occupational therapist across Canada

Summer tutoring, music and literacy classes for under fours and literacy camps, oh my! All happening in Brookside 🌻this ...
06/06/2024

Summer tutoring, music and literacy classes for under fours and literacy camps, oh my! All happening in Brookside 🌻this summer.

Click the link for more information!👇🏻

 Upcoming Workshops & Events May 25 to Jun. 22 Baby Read & Sing Time Sat., May 25, 2024 8:45 a.m. Sat., Jun. 22, 2024 9:30 a.m. Capable Readers Literacy Services (map) Google Calendar ICS 🎶 Introducing Baby Read & Sing Time! 📚 Every Saturday from May 25 to June 22, join us from 8:45 to 9:30 a...

Very important!
06/05/2024

Very important!

The tongue is more crucial to breathing than many realize. With eight separate muscles, this small organ manipulates food placement as we chew, helps us swallow solids and liquids, and aids in articulation.

Additionally, the continuous pressure from the tongue on the roof of the mouth stimulates proper upper jaw growth. Much like a retainer, it can alter the position of teeth and oral structures, the tongue plays a significant role in the development of the human airway and orofacial complex.

What happens if the tongue is physically held down and unable to have the mobility we need for optimal function ??!?! 👅 comment below 👇



Our Breathe course launches tomorrow 🎉🎉🎉🎉
visit www.breathecourses.com for more information.

Did you know the difference?
05/14/2024

Did you know the difference?

Did you know that Speech and Language are NOT the same!

If fact, most of the time when parents say “speech delay” - they actually mean “language delay”. You’ll see me use both: speech/language delay to cover both AND to help people who don’t know the specific terms better understand.

What I want all my clients to know ❤️
04/30/2024

What I want all my clients to know ❤️

04/17/2024

This is beautiful! I love working with my adult clients ❤️so inspiring

02/14/2024

Good tips!

12/07/2023

This is helpful 🤓

This is good!
11/24/2023

This is good!

Such a good analogy and so true!
11/17/2023

Such a good analogy and so true!

Before  and after! Getting my speech room organized for the year. Now, I know where all my resources are - I’m excited t...
11/07/2023

Before and after! Getting my speech room organized for the year. Now, I know where all my resources are - I’m excited to get to know my new roster of private clients!

Some good reasons to incorporate midline crossing into your daily activity.
10/16/2023

Some good reasons to incorporate midline crossing into your daily activity.

Over on the website, we have a new resource all about preschool midline crossing.
These age-appropriate activities target midline crossing and are great for motor planning, visual motor skills, and brain breaks for the preschool age. https://www.theottoolbox.com/crossing-midline-activities-for-preschoolers/

There are some early warning signs we might see in the preschooler who struggles with crossing their midline. When we see a difficulty with the integrated motor patterns, this can be an indicator for various challenges.

🚩Some of the ways that difficulties with preschool crossing midline will present as:

>>Not developing a dominant hand. Students use the left hand for left sided tasks and the right side for right sided tasks. https://www.theottoolbox.com/hand-dominance-laterality-functional-activities-kids/
>>Showing delays in crawling, or an atypical crawling pattern. Here is a great article on Cross Crawling Activities. https://www.theottoolbox.com/cross-crawl-exercises/
>>Rotating or turning their entire body to retrieve objects on the other side of their body instead of reaching across the body to the other side
>>Having difficulty with age-appropriate self-care tasks like dressing or grooming activities
>>Skipping or doing jumping jacks in an uncoordinated manner. Check out this post on Gross Motor Midline Crossing Exercises​: https://www.theottoolbox.com/crossing-midline-march-gross-motor
>>Difficulty making a horizontal line across a piece of paper (may stop in the middle and switch hands, or pause visually) or forming letters
>>Visual perceptual difficulties: https://www.theottoolbox.com/visual-perceptual-skills/
>>Challenges with age-appropriate literacy skills (identifying letters, following pictures in a story- due to difficulty with visual tracking across the midline. Here is info on visual tracking: https://www.theottoolbox.com/what-is-visual-tracking/

If you see these things in the preschool years, it's ok! Kids develop at different rates. Try adding some play ideas that target these gross motor movements: https://www.theottoolbox.com/crossing-midline-activities-for-preschoolers/

08/22/2023

Well before we understood my oldest son was struggling with severe Dyslexia, I often wondered what the signs of Dyslexia in children are. You too?

08/16/2023

I love using the Whole Child Language approach in my Reading Coaching and Speech and Language sessions. So much fun!

The focus: overall well being👍🏻✍🏻
08/08/2023

The focus: overall well being👍🏻✍🏻

Is the start of school and thoughts of your child’s reading skills looming over you? Have you considered hiring a readin...
08/06/2023

Is the start of school and thoughts of your child’s reading skills looming over you? Have you considered hiring a reading coach? We can help with all aspects of literacy. Visit www.capablereaders.com to learn more!

Reading too fast may seem like a somewhat unlikely problem. There are some definite problems with reading too fast, though: https://www.allaboutlearningpress.net/go.php?id=687&url=4352 (afflink)

Great list to have on hand!
07/19/2023

Great list to have on hand!

Loving all these quick and easy sensory recipes to add to your play!

via Craft-at-Home Family
See them all here: https://bit.ly/3CLsMx9

07/19/2023

You’re never too old to learn how to read!

07/18/2023
06/05/2023
Right?! Would your child benefit from some explicit phonics instruction this summer? I am offering reading and spelling ...
06/05/2023

Right?! Would your child benefit from some explicit phonics instruction this summer? I am offering reading and spelling coaching services for a select number of students, and literacy camps for ages 5-12 in late July. Message me for more information or check out www.capablereaders.com. 🤓

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Hi! My name is Sharla Quantz and I am a Speech Therapy Assistant as well as an Occupational Therapy Assistant - it’s great to meet you!

I offer support to private Speech Language Pathologists as well as Occupational Therapists, offering them therapy assistant services on a contract basis. I graduated in 2014 from Medicine Hat College, with my Therapy Assistant diploma majoring in Speech, I have my undergrad from University of Alberta in Linguistics. I have also taught Music for Young Children for 21 years - group music lessons for ages 2-12. I love incorporating elements of music into therapy sessions!

I work short term contracts (think: treatment blocks) for SLPs or OTs who may be looking for help once in a while - freeing themselves up to possibly work on more complex cases, or however they would find my help useful for their private practice. I have designed posters for Social Skills classes, designed a registration form for a Social Skills camp, revamped and improved existing registration forms for an SLP, and worked simultaneously on OT and Speech goals for a client.

In fact, I believe that the therapist/therapy assistant relationship has some fabulous potential when both partners manage their roles and work as a team. I value clear communication between treatment partners and their families. As some background, my practicum was spent six weeks in an Early Ed program and six weeks at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. I continued to volunteer as a communication partner at the Glenrose for the year following my practicum. I really enjoyed working with the adult population at the Glenrose, as I teach music to young kiddos and liked the change of pace. However, I would be open to working with clients of any age. I have a special interest in rehabilitation and brain injury recovery.