New Clients: Ellen is currently accepting new clients
Referrals: Self-referral or by a health professional
Fees: $120 per hour, sliding scale available, covered by some private insurance plans
Ellen Yack has practiced as an Occupational Therapist since 1979 and has a Masters degree in education. She is the
Director of Ellen Yack and Associates Paediatric Occupational Therapy Services, a private agency providing occupational therapy
services to children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of expertise include sensory processing disorders, Autism Spectrum
Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and Learning Disabilities. Ellen conducts a variety
of workshops and presentations and has published chapters and books. She is one of the co-authors of Building Bridges
through Sensory Integration and is a contributing author to Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating
Multiple Perspectives edited by K.P. Stoddart (2005). In addition to client services at her clinic, Ellen provides services
to a variety of community agencies including Geneva Centre for Autism, Toronto District Catholic School Board, Aisling Discoveries
Child and Family Centre, and Alliance Services for Youth Inc.
Specialization: Autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing
disorders, self-regulation, learning disabilities, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia
Services Offered: Assessment and consultation regarding challenges in sensory processing,
motor performance and/or self-regulation that impact activities of daily living and quality of life.
O.T. University of Toronto
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
- Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
Association of Occupational Therapists
- College of Occupational Therapists
- The Autism Acceptance Project
- Toronto Sensory Integration Study Group
P., Yack, E. & Sutton, S. (2005) Sensory and motor differences for individuals with Asperger Syndrome: Occupational therapy
assessment and intervention. In Stoddart, K.P. (Ed) Children, Youth and Adults with Asperger Syndrome: Integrating Multiple
Perspectives. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Yack, E., Sutton, S. & Aquilla, P. (2003). Building Bridges through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism
and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons.