Kidstart Pediatric Occupation Therapy

Discover personalized care solutions tailored to fulfill your child’s distinct requirements. Our holistic offerings encompass specialized services such as Occupational Therapy for kids, Speech and Language Therapy, and Behavioral Consultation and Intervention. We steadfastly commit to empowering children and families, offering unwavering support and guidance throughout every step of the journey. Whether you’re seeking pediatric OT near you or targeted occupational therapy for children, our comprehensive approach ensures optimal support and development.

Catering to the needs of every unique child

Certified & Licensed Services


Tailored interventions fostering children's development, skills, and independence in everyday activities.

Speech and Language Therapy

Enhancing children's speech, language, and daily skills through personalized interventions and playful activities.

Behavior Consultation and Intervention

Guiding children and families with customized strategies for positive behavior and developmental growth.

Multi-disciplinary Services and Occupational Therapy

At Kidstart Pediatric Therapy Inc., we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional services spanning Speech Pathology, Sensory Integration Sessions, Feeding Therapy, and Fine Motor skills development. From the outset, our unwavering dedication has been to provide top-tier Occupational Therapy (OT) services, emphasizing efficiency and transparent communication with our clients and their families.

Our mission is both simple and profound: to offer high-caliber therapy services led by our seasoned occupational therapists, encompassing everything from occupation therapy assessment to treatment, swiftly and effectively.

Recognizing the unique needs of each family we serve, our team is committed to excellence in every aspect of our work. With the expansion of our Burnaby location, we’re excited to extend our comprehensive OT services to even more families. Whether you’re seeking pediatric occupational therapy in Surrey or occupational therapy for children, feel free to reach out to us today. We’re here to assist you!

Moreover, we understand that children diagnosed with ASD or ADHD often have distinct preferences regarding texture, routines, and food. That’s why our cross-functional team of therapies collaborates closely, working together to provide a comprehensive approach aimed at helping our superstars achieve their daily milestones. And if you’re searching for an autism behavior therapist near you or OT for autism, we’re equipped to provide specialized care tailored to your child’s needs.

Kidstart Programs

Multi-disciplinary Services

Speech Pathology

Explore our integrated suite of pediatric services, meticulously designed to cater to every child’s unique needs. From personalized behavioral therapy and speech pathology sessions to specialized support for conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), our compassionate team is dedicated to fostering the holistic development and well-being of your child.

Sensory Integration Sessions

Sensory integration means how we experience, intepret or ignore information our senses provide. Sensory integration is important in our daily activities, such as getting dressed, eating, playing, and learning. During the sensory integration sessions, we provide structured exposure to sensory input, customized play-based activities, and accommodations.


Feeding Therapy

Parents, are we finding ourselves struggling during meal time? Children on the autism spectrum or with ADHD often face difficulties with food choices and mealtime routines. Our specialized pediatric therapy services offer comprehensive feeding therapy solutions tailored to address these pain points. From sensory aversions to oral motor challenges, our experienced therapists are here to support your child’s nutritional needs and promote positive eating experiences for optimal growth and development.

Fine Motor/ Handwriting Workshop

Handwriting is a complex skill; it requires highly developed fine motor skills and other physical abilities to make it work. Fine motor skills such as grasping objects, cutting with scissors, shoe-tying, writing etc. These skills are essential for self-care, and participation in daily activities at home and at school. If children experience difficulties mastering those skills, it may cause frustration and affect children’s motivation to engage in daily activities. Through occupational therapy in kidstart, clients can develop and improve these skills without tears.

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Family Testimonials

Karla Merino
Karla Merino
Kidstart's new spot is awesome! Feels super cozy and trustworthy, like therapy is just a fun game for the kids. Loved it! and my son loved as well. The team is friendly and professional and we are very happy to work with Shawn. My son is working with Shawn in OT at the Coquitlam location and has been making very good progres. Actually Shawn is very kind and have a human approach about behavior challenges. Thank you for all your help😁
Anthony Sandler
Anthony Sandler
Shawn is awesome. We have been taking our kid to him for over a year and he does wonderful work with him. The new space is great and we are so happy for Shawn and his team.
Heather McMullen. I
Heather McMullen. I
We’ve been attending Kidstart for a while now. It has been nice to see the development in our son, he enjoys the sessions and Shawn has been so supportive. The new location has easy to find parking, and their office is much bigger than before allowing for more services to be offered.
Catherine L
Catherine L
My daughter fell in love with the new space on the very first day. It is clean and bright with colorful, shiny new toys that excited and captivated her immediately. The team is friendly and professional and we are very happy to work with everyone here including the founder Shawn. My daughter was already working with Shawn at the Vancouver location and has been making very good progress. She is now doing behaviour therapy and will also start doing speech therapy at Kidstart very soon and I couldn't be happier with the fact that she can now receive occupational, behavior and speech therapy with very capable professionals all in one place which makes it much easier for busy parents like us!
Lucas Mason Yao
Lucas Mason Yao
We had great experience with them!
Lucita Towney
Lucita Towney
Our kid is diagnosed with ASD and SPD. Shawn and his team are wonderful and ensured the sessions are entertaining and useful. I am happy to see the trust between them, highly recommend!
Carlos Alberto Pedreros Suárez
Carlos Alberto Pedreros Suárez
My son really enjoys this time, the team is very professional!! We feel very confident and happy to have arrived at this place.
Frank Y
Frank Y
We enjoyed working with Shawn very much at KidStart Pediatric. He takes his time with our son with motor challenges and is very responsive with questions, highly recommended!

Frequently Asked Questions

A pediatric occupational therapist uses play-based activities to improve children’s development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and self-care skills, helping them function and grow to be an independent person.


If you or the person who takes care of your child is concerned about their development or notice that they are struggling with their daily activities, you can consult with a pediatric occupational therapist to decide if your child needs an evaluation or therapy sessions.

We work with infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers, as well as with their families.

Yes, we provide home-based service.

Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Surrey, Langley.

We require a 24 hour notice unless there is an emergency incurred. Any cancellation withing 24 hour will be charged a full session fee. Please be mindful of our time so that we can accomodate those who are also on the wait list.


Please notify us as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the session will end as scheduled with no time extension.


Call us as soon as the child is not feeling well. We can reschedule another time to makeup the session.


No, you do not need to visit a doctor before seeing an occupational therapist.

Generally we allow parents to be present in the first few appointment. Once the child is familiarized with the session, we recommend that parents would drop of the child and come back when the session is finished. This is because sometimes parents could become distractions to the children.