PlayFULL POTENTIAL Child and Family Therapy Services is a private practice team that provides service coordination, psychology, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy in Calgary, Alberta. Services may include consultation, assessment and direct treatment. Contact form
The therapists of PlayFULL POTENTIAL are experienced in working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other severe developmental needs. We have also all had the pleasure of working and collaborating together on various teams and programs. We have the combined expertise to investigate and address the underlying roots to behaviour, communication, sensory and motor difficulties that impact physical, social and emotional development.
We believe in providing playful, individualized programming that best suit the learning styles and needs of the child and family. We believe it is essential to focus on the child’s strengths, abilities and what brings them joy. Our vision is to build capacity within families so they are confident in participating in everyday tasks with their children at home and in their communities.
A paediatric physical therapist (PT) focuses on gross motor skill development. They help your child work towards gross motor milestones and skills to help them keep up with their peers. Some examples of areas targeted: core strength and endurance; balance; coordination; jumping and hopping; ball skills such as throwing and catching; riding a bike; safety on stairs; and motor planning. These skills can impact a child’s ability to participate in community activities, and their ability to interact positively with their peers will affect their overall development. Physical Therapists practicing in Alberta are registered with Physiotherapy Alberta – College and Association.
A Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is a professional who works on all areas of communication and may also provide assessment and support for eating/feeding issues. A pediatric SLP may address communication areas such as your child’s use and understanding of language, speech sound production and social communication. These areas will be addressed in a manner that gives your child the most functional skills to help them participate to the best of their ability in their family and community.Speech-Language Pathologists practicing in Alberta are registered with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).
A Psychologist is an health professional who studies how people think, feel, and behave. A psychologist holds a masters or doctoral degree and is registered with a regulatory body. In Alberta, this is the College of Alberta Psychologists. Psychologists work in a wide range of settings and with diverse groups of people and organizations. To work with children, specifically those with severe disabilities, our psychologists are trained in the areas of child and adolescent assessment and intervention. Psychologists providing specialized services conduct assessments to best understand a child’s unique areas of strength and need. They contribute to programming in the areas of skill acquisition (social skills; play skills; cognitive skills; as well as community and daily living skills), as well as behaviour support and management.
An Occupational Therapist (OT) is a health professional that helps people across the lifespan when their ability to function in activities of daily living (ADLs) is disrupted by developmental difficulties, physical illness or injury, mental illness, emotional difficulties, or the aging process. The role of a Pediatric OT is to improve a child’s independence and participation in play, self care, written communication, organization and the ability to manage behaviour as it relates to emotional and self regulation. The OT will evaluate, plan and implement treatment using developmentally appropriate activities to address the family and child’s participation challenges. With consideration of the environments and activities that the child encounters on a daily basis, it is the OT’s goal to decrease barriers and increase understanding within others for the success of the child at home, school and community. In Alberta, OTs are registered with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapists (ACOT) and certified by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
|Kalyn Wiebe B.A., M.Ed.
Registered Provisional Psychologist
Kalyn Wiebe is a Registered Provisional Psychologist. She holds an MEd from the University of Calgary in School and Applied Child Psychology. Kalyn has worked with children and adolescents in the field of mental health for eight years and in specialized settings for the last six years. Her current area of focus is psychological assessment as well as the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities.
|Angela Goertzen B.Sc.(PT)
Angela Goertzen is a registered Physical Therapist in Alberta. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989. Angela has spent the past eleven years working in a specialized educational setting for children with disabilities. She also has experience working with children and their families in their homes. Her passion is assisting children with developing the building blocks of core strength and basic gross motor skills to allow every child the opportunity to be a participant in their family, with their peers and in the community.
Nicole Segall is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a Master of Clinical Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Western Ontario and has been working with children with special needs since 1998. Nicole has extensive additional training in many different areas of communication and feeding. Her passion is working with families to help bring out the best in every child in a manner that is fun and engaging for everyone involved.
|Michelle Anderson B.A., MA
Michelle Anderson is a Registered Psychologist. She has a Masters Degree in the field of Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and Assessment. Michelle has been working in the Mental Health field for over ten years within both specialized educational and Clinical settings as well as home based programming. Her passion is supporting families and children to build upon their strengths in order to promote long term success and increases in family capacity.
|Dayna Jansen BScKin, BScOT(c)
Dayna Jansen is certified and registered Occupational Therapist. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2002 and a BScKin in Biomechanics from the University of Calgary in 1999. Since graduation, Dayna has been working with children with various diagnoses, including Autism, and developmental delays in educational and home based settings and in private practice in Calgary. She has pursued professional development extensively in areas of sensory processing, feeding, fine motor development, and has specialized training in various sensory processing treatment strategies. Having 3 children of her own, Dayna brings tremendous personal experience to her practice and values focusing on fun, playful and functional family & child centred approaches.