Tamara Rogers, MSc., BMR(OT), OT Reg.(MB), the owner of On The Spectrum Therapy Services, is a bilingual occupational therapist with over 22 years of clinical practice providing assessment, treatment and consultation to clients across the lifespan.
Tamara has obtained, with distinction, a Master of Science in Psychology & Neuroscience of Mental Health through King’s College London. Understanding the brain science underlying mental health conditions enables her to educate, support and provide effective therapeutic recommendations to her clients.
As a mother of twins with Autism Spectrum Disorder and a clinician in the field of Autism, the combination of real-life experience and therapeutic know-how make her services one-of-a-kind, intuitive and professionally grounded.
Learning innovative and best practices, and sharing knowledge to improve independence in clients’ lives has always been an important aspect to Tamara’s professional practice. Her desire to teach resulted in her participation in the Faculty of Medicine in two universities (University of British Columbia, School of Rehabilitation Sciences and University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation). Tamara facilitated hands-on learning for occupational therapy and physiotherapy students in coursework including: Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Problem-Based Learning, Integrating Research into Clinical Practice, and yearly Autism Spectrum Disorder lectures. Tamara has also provided lectures for the Winnipeg Technical College’s Rehabilitation Assistant Program teaching the mental health core lectures.
As an experienced clinician with a love of neurology and mental health she is able to swiftly and accurately assist clients in finding solutions to challenges. Her devotion to being a creative and dedicated mother of children with autism means that Tamara never loses sight of the realities and the practical life tasks that require assistance, shaping, reinforcement and support for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health concerns.