At Spark Therapy Group we believe...

A child’s job is to play. Playing is the backbone of how a child learns.

Our therapy focuses on play-based approaches that integrate a child’s individual motivation to propel them into a state of accelerated learning.

Meet the Team

When experience and professional care really matters.

Reg. Occupational Therapist, Founder, MOT, BA

Rebecca Bjorklund MOT, BA
Reg. Occupational Therapist

Rebecca was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is currently living in Campbell River, BC. Rebecca believes that every child is a unique individual that needs to be nurtured to ignite their inner spark and achieve their full potential.

Her occupational therapy focuses on play-based approaches that integrate a child’s individual motivation to propel them into a state of accelerated learning.

Reg. Occupational Therapist, MOT, BSc

Laurie Painter, MOT, BA
Reg. Occupational Therapist

Laurie has been practicing occupational therapy for three years, previously working with children and adolescents. Laurie is passionate about enabling others to live their best lives through holistic support and understanding how their sensory systems impact their interpretation of the world.

Through collaboration with children and families, she hopes to support clients by engaging in meaningful activities that spark joy and pursue goals.

Gerrit Dooris

Gerrit Dooris
Behaviour Intervention

Gerrit works with a variety of children with ASD, high behaviors, trauma, deaf-blindness and FASD. Gerrit has enjoyed seeing children reach their goals and continue to grow. He has experience with behavioral intervention and play based learning with children aged 4-6, as well as 2 years of working in an elementary school setting.

He enjoys working with small groups and 1 on 1 with a variety of children of different ages and stages.

Chantal Mayo
Chantal Mayo
Behaviour Intervention

Chantal recently moved to Campbell River from Ontario where she worked with a variety of children with ASD from 18 months to 8 years old.  She has experience providing behaviour intervention, engaging in play-based learning, and being part of a collaborative team.
She has supported children 1 on 1 and in group settings to facilitate learning and activities.
She enjoys discovering each child's unique learning style and motivators to individualize learning and help reach goals.
Petra Krobath - Behaviour Consulting Campbell River

Petra Krobath M. Ed., BCBA
Behaviour Analyst

Petra was born and raised in Mission, B.C. and moved to Vancouver Island in 2019.

She has been providing behavioural consulting services as a BCBA for three years, and has supported children, youth, and families with autism, FASD, ADHD, ODD and others for nearly 10 years. Petra is passionate about collaborating with families and service providers to support and empower the children and youth in our community through behaviour consulting services.

Heather Martin

Heather Martin | B.Ed
Behaviour Intervention

Heather was born and raised in Ontario and moved to Campbell River with her family in 2019. As a certified teacher Heather has lots of experience working with children of all ages in the classroom as well as in the dance studio where she has taught ballet, creative movement and musical theatre. She has spent the last four years homeschooling her three children. In her spare time Heather enjoys hiking, baking and playing board games.

Laura Louter, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Laura Louter, M.Sc., RSLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist

Born and raised in Campbell River, Laura is thrilled to provide healthcare services in her hometown. She believes that communication is a human right. Laura enjoys creating genuine connections with clients and their families/supports to help each client find their voice. She is passionate about providing personalized services, as well as client and family education. Laura has previous experience with children of all ages, as well as adults in various settings. When not working, Laura enjoys biking, hiking, baking, and trying to replenish her ever-dwindling smoked salmon reserves.

Maggie McGrath

Maggie McGrath | B.Ed
Behaviour Intervention

Maggie has grown-up all-over Vancouver Island, with most of her days spent in Campbell River. She has worked with kids that have diverse needs in day-cares, schools, and in homes. She is passionate about helping give every child the tools to communicate their needs, emotions, and interests. She is more than happy to get on the floor and run around to learn what those things may be. Maggie is currently expanding her knowledge at VIU. Her favorite things are walking, camping, and playing board games with her family.