Shannon Rolph is a Registered Occupational Therapist who specializes in pediatrics. She works as both a teacher and cheerleader, walking alongside children and families as they increase their competence and confidence in their child’s most valued activities.
Shannon graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2007, and from the University of British Columbia with a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2010. She has honed her skills in communication, coaching, assessment and treatment through various roles in primary care, home care and acute care prior to settling into her passion as an ally for children and families in private practice.
Shannon is constantly learning and has focused her professional development on self-regulation, managing anxiety, and picky eating. In addition to these, she is skilled at addressing difficulties with fine motor skills, self-care activities and helping children to understand and navigate the social world.
How does Shannon make change happen? She starts by investigating to get to the root cause of the challenge. She believes that all children do well if they can and has found that when kids are having difficulty, there is almost always a lagging skill or unsolved problem at its root. Shannon uses evidence-based therapeutic strategies to build up that lagging skill and to collaboratively solve problems. She focuses on the importance of connection and strives to build a stronger relationship between you and your child over the course of therapy.
Shannon is passionate about sharing information that helps children and families thrive. She continues to do this through speaking events, hosting workshops, and sharing helpful information through platforms like Instagram (@shannon.rolph.ot). She also gets lots of opportunity to practice what she preaches in the clinic with her 3 young children at home!
Shannon is always honoured to have the chance to work with families and would be thrilled to connect with you to further discuss how Occupational Therapy can be helpful to your family.