Ms. Deanna Galbraith graduated from the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University with her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2006. Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wilfrid Laurier University where she earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology & Physical Education in 2004. Ms. Galbraith continues to be involved with School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University as an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct). Since 2006, Ms. Galbraith has worked as an occupational therapist in the auto insurance industry providing assessment and treatment to clients with various injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents such as acquired brain injuries, mental health problems, orthopedic injuries, amputations, chronic pain, etc. Ms. Galbraith’s post-graduate continuing education and certification has been in the areas of acquired brain injury, cognitive assessment and intervention, life care planning and functional capacity evaluation. Ms. Galbraith is a Certified Life Care Planner, with experience preparing Medical-Legal Reports and Future Care Cost Assessments. She is a certified provider for the Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) program, ADL Profile, Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), BrainFx 360 and Workwell Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation. Ms. Galbraith is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.
Ms. Teddie Buchner graduated from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Her undergraduate studies were also completed at GVSU where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biomedical Science and Developmental Psychology. She is currently working towards her PhD in Occupational Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale Florida, focusing her research on maternal and infant mental health and attachment. Ms. Buchner has worked as an occupational therapist in community mental health, school-based, and outpatient pediatric settings, eventually specializing in pediatric mental health and developmental trauma. She has experience providing assessment and treatment plans for clients with developmental disabilities, mental illness, maladaptive behaviour, sensory processing challenges, visual motor deficits, orthopedic injuries, etc. Additional treatment experience includes environmental modifications, adaptive communication, community mobility needs, work ergonomics, wheelchair seating, and supported employment efforts. Certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Ms. Buchner served as a Clinical Educator for four graduate OT programs, educating students in both Level I and Level II fieldwork placements. Continuing to practice part time in clinical practice, Ms. Buchner moved into academia, transitioning to a faculty position, teaching and serving as the academic fieldwork coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. Ms. Buchner served on academic advisory committees for both Grand Valley State University and Grand Rapids Community College occupational therapy programs until moving to Saskatoon in 2019 and continues to work in mentoring programs with both schools. Ms. Buchner is certified in Motivational Interviewing and carries the designation of Qualified Mental Health Professional. Ms. Buchner is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists, and licensed to practice occupational therapy in both Michigan and Illinois.
Ms. Allison Teal completed her Developmental Services Worker Diploma at Georgian College in 1996. She has also completed several OBIA training courses in Acquired Brain Injury from Brock University, as well as the Rehabilitation Therapist Certificate from McMaster University. Ms. Teal has extensive experience working with children and adults with acquired brain injuries, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, dual diagnosis, mental health, chronic pain, visual and hearing impairments and behavioral challenges. For the past 24 years Ms. Teal has worked with several different medical professionals and team members for the betterment of clients both in their home communities as well as in a group home setting. Ms. Teal is highly skilled in collaborating with clients and family members to achieve client goals. She is committed to collaborating with all rehabilitation team members, including client’s families, to achieve client goals and to maximum quality of life.
Ms. Tonya Lambert completed her Communicative Disorders Assistant Post Graduate certificate at Georgian College in 2008. Since her graduation she has had extensive experience working with children and adults with acquired brain injures, developmental disabilities, stroke, neurological diseases, language-based learning disabilities and speech disorders. In addition to her work in these areas Ms. Lambert has wide-spread training and knowledge in assistive technology to support a variety of disabilities. Ms. Lambert developed and instructed the curriculum that met course outline objectives for the Augmentative Communication Applications, High Tech Software course at Georgian College. In addition to Ms. Lambert’s experience with assessment, analysis and clinical support for customized therapy she has supported clients in a variety of project based learning to help rehabilitate them to their new normal. Ms. Lambert is highly skilled in collaborating with clients and family members to achieve client goals and is committed to achieving client goals to maximize quality of life.