Lucia Cacciacarro, MSc. OT, CIMT
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Lucia completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Toronto in 2000. She went on to complete a Masters of Occupational Therapy (OT) (with honours) from the University of Toronto in 2002. Since 2003, Lucia has worked at William Osler Health System, providing occupational therapy assessment and treatment for preterm and medically compromised infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, inpatient and outpatient paediatric settings. In this role she assesses infants presenting with breast and bottle feeding problems related to swallowing dysfunction, neurological impairment, gastrointestinal problems and/or facial structural problems. Lucia also assesses feeding problems with older infants related to problems accepting solids and textures. She uses clinical observation and standardized assessment tools to assess the neurodevelopment and play skills of infants and young children. She works closely with caregivers, to teach them the tools to promote both gross and fine motor development, as well as social and cognitive development. Furthermore, Lucia uses sound observational skills to analyze the skills required for children to complete basic Activities of Daily Living and she works in collaboration with children and their families to promote independence and meaningful functioning.
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Infant Massage Teaching to Parents
- Infant Massage Workshops
- Helping parents and caregivers develop confidence and enjoyment in promoting the best possible social, motor and cognitive development in their children