Marc’s Sensory Oasis - For Sense-Able Therapy

 

Hi!  My name is Marc Landry and this is my oasis.  I am an occupational therapist, parent, grandparent, student of the universe.  My life has been a research project into how the body and mind are connected.  This can only be through sensory and spiritual means, and I have spent a lot of time experiencing and learning from both angles. 

I received an amazing education as an OT from Kim Hartmann at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, and she will always be a key OT hero to me.  I’ve been an OT for over 28 years now, working in CT for 12 years before moving to Vancouver.  As such, I had rich experiences in providing direct ongoing occupational therapy services to the same children over the course of several years.  This direct clinical experience with children and their families has taught me more than any university or independent study ever could.


I have always had a passion for children, especially those with differing needs and those that don’t quite fit in.  People with autism have always held a special challenge for me, dating back to a school visit with Kim Hartmann in my university days.  Autism has challenged me to learn so much about the brain, and so much about being human (a sensory processing machine).   I have a large debt of gratitude to the children with autism who I have known (and their parents) who have taught me so much about development, so much about the world, and so much about myself.  This also applies to people with differing diagnoses and issues, to differing degrees.


This website is my attempt to share some of what I know.  I’m doing this on my own and I am sure this site will evolve and develop over time.  I welcome your feedback and ideas, and hope you find a little peace and wisdom in my warm and green oasis.


If you have any questions or comments, you can reach me at marclandryot@gmail.com


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This is a great Canadian company that sells a variety of sensory and developmental materials.  I especially like the deep pressure vest and have used it with many clients, including myself.  I encourage you to request their catalog and check out their online store. 

                                                             
 

If you have a doctor who is willing to face the medical realities of autism, then it’s time to give him/her a chance to prove it by learning about the medical sides of autism and how to intelligently treat these children (see below).  If your doctor doesn’t have the time or the will to learn about how to treat autism (or any extreme sensitivities) then it’s time to seek an enlightened health care professional like Dr. Anita Bratt.   Refer your physician HERE.

                
 
 

I provide quality Occupational Therapy Services throughout the lower mainland and beyond.  I do not run a clinic, and you do not come to me.  I work with children in their own environments; home, school, preschool, community.  Please read the description of my services for a general description, and also WHY I think the Sensory Profile is the best way to start.

Read more on the “About Me” tab (above).  While I’m often easiest to reach by e-mail, you can also reach my by phone at 604 806 0675.   If you leave a voice message, very often I cannot make out the name or phone number unless spoken slowly and clearly.

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I am accepting new cases for assessment and for ongoing therapy


Marc Landry

1701-1188 Howe Street

Vancouver, BC  V6Z 2S8

marclandryot@gmail.com

A brief description of my services-2017 revised.pdf

Sensory Profile 2 - WHY.pdf


604 806 0675