About Kala

Kala Subramaniam MSc, BScOT, OT Reg (Ont)

I am an Occupational Therapist with over 28 years of experience working with children.  I graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at Queen’s University in 1995 and completed a Master of Science through the University of Toronto Rehabilitation Science program in 2001.  I worked for seven years at The Hospital for Sick Children in a variety of roles including Staff Occupational Therapist, Academic and Clinical Specialist and University Coordinator. Subsequently, I worked at VHA Rehab Solutions (formerly COTA Health) as the Paediatric Clinical Lead for the Central East team and provided services to children in the community as a homecare and school therapist for 17 years. I currently teach at Centennial College in the Occupational Therapy Assistant & Physiotherapy Assistant program and provide private occupational therapy services through SPOTServices.

I started my private practice in 2010, to meet the demands of families living in Scarborough and the surrounding area who are looking for private therapy for their child. I am a member of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

I have experience treating infants and children with the following:

  • acquired brain injuries (e.g. tumors, head injuries)
  • attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • developmental coordination disorder
  • feeding and swallowing dysfunction
  • fine motor delays (e.g. handwriting difficulties)
  • global developmental delays
  • learning disabilities
  • sensory processing difficulties

I have a passion for working with children’s health issues. I have volunteered with the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists on the School Based Occupational Therapy group to help direct best practices in Ontario.  I also love to share my knowledge with others through seminars and have presented at a number of schools within the Toronto District School Board and for parent groups.

I believe in lifelong learning and continue to expand my skills through numerous conferences and workshops.  My training includes the following:

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis for Children with Autism
  • CME/MEDEK Level I
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Intermediate Neurodevelopmental Treatment
  • Therapeutic Listening with the Whole Body
  • Astronaut Training:  A Sound Activated Vestibular – Visual Protocol