Hi, I’m Lyndsey
Lyndsey Stevenato is the owner and operator of our clinic. She is an Occupational Therapist with certification in Sensory Integration and certified in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory) approach to feeding.
Lyndsey has had a heart for children with challenges since becoming an Occupational Therapist. She has a passion to see children be the best they can be with whatever skills they have.
Lyndsey has a keen interest and a strong skill set in sensory integration and feeding ability.
Career & Clinic History
Lyndsey began her career at Laurentian Hospital in Sudbury in 1986. After one year in adult rehabilitation, she moved right into paediatrics at their Children’s Treatment Centre.
Within this position, she would fly into remote areas of Northern Ontario under the government initiative “Integrated Services for Northern Children”.
After seeing many children struggling with sensory processing disorders, Lyndsey became certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) in the United States.
She then became a qualified observer through Sensory Integration International, for therapists wishing to become certified in the administration of the SIPT. She is one of two observers in Canada.
Lyndsey has also worked in London, Ont. at CPRI as a Senior Therapist for School Health Services.
She then moved to Barrie, Ont. in 1991 as a manager for School Health Services through Home Care. Home Care then became CCAC where Lyndsey became an independent contractor and worked at RVH as the first Occupational Therapist in the Neonatal Care Unit and assisted in the development of the Neonatal Follow-up Clinic.
“Thus, LSCTS was formed”
Finally, in 2001, Lyndsey saw the growing trend with publicly funded agencies of moving to a consultation model. She believed that a hands-on approach was most effective to bring changes in a child’s function. Thus, LSCTS was formed.
Hired on a Therapy Assistant
Moved to current Barrie clinic site at 115 Bell Farm Road, Barrie
Hired another Occupational Therapist.
Day Camp created. First camp consisted of 3 hours in the morning for a week run by Lyndsey. Eventually the program grew to full days. Today we run a full day camp program, for 4-5 weeks each summer with a full Day Camp crew.
Seasonal groups were created. Programs include printing, self regulation and social skills.
Business cross roads – either sell or grow. Lyndsey conducted a parent focus group and decided to grow the business. Brought on SLP, Mental Health and Psychology services.
2013 - 2015
Achimoto Center, which was an IBI based school, closed and asked for LSCTS to run the service out of Timothy Christian School.
Covid-19 Pandemic – business survived by means of virtual therapy from March – June 2020. We returned to in-clinic services in June 2020 using a hybrid model.
2020 - 2021
Added administrative team – including office manager and marketing coordinator.
Physiotherapy services added to clinic services
Brought on a Clinic Director for Barrie and Parry Sound
Opened LSCTS Parry Sound clinic