Taylor Yuzdepski

Taylor was raised in Calgary, AB from a young age and graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. Later moving to Kingston, Ontario to attend Queens University, completing her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2017. Over the years, Taylor developed a strong desire to work with the paediatric population, helping children achieve their full potential. After finishing her M.Sc, Taylor moved back to Calgary and began working in a preschool setting, supporting children with a variety of development delays and disabilities. Taylor values being client-centred, integrating the children’s strengths to enable change by enhancing their participation in play and everyday activities. Over the past several years, Taylor has completed professional development on sensory processing, CVI, trauma-informed practice, and raising resilience in neurodevelopmental children. Outside of work, Taylor loves to golf, hike, camp, and spend time with her friends and family. 

Taylor has recently completed professional development specific to feeding and oral motor skills. These courses include Oral Placement Therapy (OPT) and Feeding Therapy: A Sensory Motor Approach. Through these courses Taylor learned hands-on strategies and pre-feeding exercises targeting specific oral motor movements as well as understanding how the different sensory systems (tactile, proprioceptive, auditory input) impact feeding. During feeding therapy sessions, Taylor goal is to support families in finding ways to help their child in developing their motor skills for safe, effective, nutritive feeding.

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