Jean is a fully qualified Occupational Therapist licensed to practice in Canada and registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). He graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy in 1992. He is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO) and is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).
He has been an assistive device authorizer with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) of the Ministry of Health since December 1994. He holds Level 1 & 2 certification from the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA). He obtained Ergonomic Certifications Phases 1 & 2 from E.K. Gillins and Associates.
Jean worked as the Director of Occupational Therapy Services for a large Canadian-based Disability Management company from June 1, 2002 until June 1, 2005. He now works as a clinical Occupational Therapist handling serious and catastrophic files with a specific interest in the assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury, as well as universal design assessments.
He has successfully completed all 8 modules to become a Certified Canadian Life Care Planner (CCLCP) through the Canadian Institute of Life Care Planners and successfully completed the examination on April 30, 2013. He continues to attend conferences on a regular basis on topics such as Home Modification / Universal Design as well as assessment and treatment for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury and Spinal Cord injuries. He remains apprised of changes in technology for populations requiring the use of mobility aides and for environmental control.
He attended numerous conferences in the Auto Sector (Ontario Auto Insurance) regarding various topics but specifically on Catastrophic Determination. He is certified in the use of the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Edition.
He completed and obtained the certification to implement the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for individuals with chronic pain on June 11-12, 2010.
Jean completed Capacity Assessment Training through the office of the Ministry of the Attorney General on June 18-19, 2012
His areas of interest include Universal Design / Accessibility as well as providing community-based rehabilitation services for those with physical and cognitive disabilities. By providing solutions for home and safety, he strives to assist people to remain in their homes.
Jean is fluent in French and English.
Definition – World Federation of Occupational Therapy
“Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation.” Occupational therapy (also abbreviated as OT) is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities.
Maximizing independence by minimizing disabilities / maximizing abilities