Ellen Yack, Toronto Ontario

Ellen Yack, B.Sc., O.T., M.Ed., O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist

Email: ellen.yack@sympatico.ca

Phone: 416-481-2446

Office Location: Toronto, Ontario

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 (Toronto, Ontario), 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.

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.


  • B.Sc. O.T.  University of Toronto

  • M.Ed. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education                    

Professional Affiliations:

  • Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • The Autism Acceptance Project
  • Toronto Sensory Integration Study Group

Selected Publications:

  • Aquilla, 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.