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Leanne Godwin

Owner and Occupational Therapist

Leanne has been specializing in early childhood development with children ages birth to school age since 1989.

She has both her Certificate and Diploma in Early-Childhood Development – specializing in children with special needs.

Leanne’s passion for helping children led her to complete a Bachelors of Occupational Therapy, from the University of Alberta in 2008.

Since that time, Leanne has developed a special interest in Sensory Regulation, Autism, and working from a family centred philosophy.

She finds working with children rewarding, challenging, and loves that the children are always excited to see her (and her toy bag).


Breanne Black

Occupational Therapist

Breanne earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of BC in 2008 after completing her undergraduate degree in psychology.

She is a lifelong learner and has completed many additional courses and training over the years. Most recently her Autism Specialist Certification.

She has worked with clients across the lifespan while consistently maintaining a pediatric caseload while living and working in Alberta and BC.

Breanne works to support children and their families along their journeys to achieve meaningful activities of daily living skills.

She is passionate about practicing from a relationship-based and strength-based model.

Breanne is a mother and stepmother and enjoys spending time with her family and dog near the lake.

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Caitlin Thomson

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Caitlin qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2015 in York, England. Since her graduation, Caitlin’s interest in working with children with autism, ADHD, developmental delay, anxiety and other complex needs has led her to travel the world, supporting children and families with special needs.

Caitlin worked at a school in the UK supporting young people ages 7-19 and running 1-1 and group therapy sessions, focusing on social & emotional well-being, movement skills, self care and sensory integration. She worked for a year in India at a children’s clinic, starting several OT programs at the local and international schools. The snowy mountains were calling so she headed to Canada in 2019.

Whilst living in B.C she’s been busy raft guiding, volunteering with the adaptive ski program, hiking and climbing.

She is currently working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Dream Big until she gains her Canadian certification.


Jocelyn Wilson

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Jocelyn is currently working as an Occupational Therapy Assistant at Dream Big Therapy while pursuing her post-secondary studies. Her goal is attaining her Masters of Occupational Therapy.

Previously working as a childcare provider and attending post-secondary pursuing a career as a Teacher’s Assistant, she developed a strong interest in working with exceptional children, particularly those with special needs.

With her Montessori approaches and strong growth mindset, she works with children of all ages through child-centered activities that help them achieve their goals and overcome barriers they encounter in day-to-day life. By focusing on both the child’s strengths and their stretches, she happily accommodates to every unique need.

With the belief in creating a safe, welcoming and warm learning environment that promotes the development of meaningful connections, she is passionate about helping children grow to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

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Lesley N. Gurney

Speech Language Pathologist

Consulting SLP to staff

Lesley has been a practicing Speech Language Pathologist since 1981, working as a team member in hospitals, daycares, schools and clinics. Presently she works in private practice, fulfilling her deep desire to collaborate closely with other professionals while supporting families and kids through complex and challenging times. Since 2004 she has guided professionals and families who live with autism spectrum disorder to calmly strengthen their relationships while working to soothe out of control family dynamics.

In 2006, she trained in Texas at Connections Center as a Relationship Development Intervention Consultant. From that point on, her passion, as both instructor and therapist, has been to apply wholistic, relationship-based strategies to facilitate regulation through brain neuroplasticity. Using sensory integration and attachment theory, she seeks to help children and adults develop healthy perceptions of themselves as individuals, kin and as members of the larger community.

Lesley is a member of Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, the British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists and the College of Health & Care Professionals of BC. She received the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists Award of Recognition in 2012.

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