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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).


Taylor Lund

Occupational Therapist 

Taylor, along with her two older brothers, was raised in Salmon Arm. She spent much of her ‘growing up years’ playing hockey, ringette and soccer or enjoying time at the lake or floating down the river. After graduating from Salmon Arm Secondary, Taylor went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree at Thompson Rivers University.


She lived in Kamloops for 6 years and worked for Canucks Autism Network, Pacific Sport, the City of Kamloops, and Children’s Therapy and Family Resource Centre. 


Taylor’s long held goal to become an Occupational Therapist became a reality when she graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2021.

Taylor has always loved working with children and youth and her passion continues to grow. She has a keen interest in trauma informed care and the complexity and impact of mental health on everyday activities.  

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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.

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Shannon Marsh

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Shannon has been working with children of all ages for over 40 years. With diplomas in Early Childhood Education, Recreation and a Sign Language Certificate Shannon comes to Dream Big with a variety of skills and specialties. Her energy and animated nature plays well with her extensive experience and work with children in deaf education. 


Shannon has many hobbies including landscape design, gardening and spending time outdoors. When she is not at Dream Big or relaxing, she offers professional development opportunities to educators throughout Canada. 


Shannon has two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. She lives in Vernon with her husband and lovely garden. 

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