DR. JONATHAN WAREHAM, M.SC. O.D
Dr. Wareham, earned his Bachelor degree in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge. There he assisted in the development of a vision test for mice and rats. He continued a study of Neuroscience with a Master’s Degree from Western University: focusing his research in the area of Binocular Vision and Perception. He obtained his Doctorate of Optometry from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry. He continued his education with post graduate studies from the Optometric Extension Program as he completed courses in Visual Dysfunction, Learning Related Vision Problems, Strabismus & Amblyopia Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. Dr. Wareham has also completed course work with the College of Vision Development, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, Padula Institute, and College of Syntonics.
Dr. Wareham is a founding board member of the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation (COVT&R), a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating vision therapy awareness and education across Canada.
Dr. Wareham is contributing to updating the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Guidelines for Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury & Persistent Symptoms (Adults) 3rd edition. He is also working on completing a fellowship with the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
Dr. Wareham is now happily applying a neuroscientific approach to the practice of optometry by providing Vision Therapy for patients with developmental vision problems or who require vision rehabilitation following brain injury. He loves a challenge and celebrates in the success of his patients.
Dr. Wareham lives in the Ottawa area with his beautiful wife, three children and their dog, Missy.
DR. FRANCE CORRIVEAU, O.D., FCOVD
Dr. Corriveau received her Doctorate of Optometry from the Université de Montréal in 2008. She has always had a strong passion for binocular vision and developmental optometry and started providing vision therapy very early on in her career. Since graduation, Dr. Corriveau has been pursuing specialized training with a number of different organizations, including: the Optometric Extension Program Foundation, the COVT&R (Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation), and the Padula Institute of Vision. She is a Fellow at the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD).
Dr. Corriveau knew from a very young age that she wanted to be an optometrist and that she wanted to help people. Her kind, attentive and patient nature, along with her fluent bilingual skills, has allowed her to serve a wide range of patients; from serving as an in-house optometrist for old age homes across Ottawa to volunteering in Ecuador to fit glasses to children in need.
For leisure, Dr. Corriveau enjoys reading, playing the piano, cycling and is currently training for her first half marathon. She lives in Ottawa and travels to Montreal often to visit with her nieces and nephew.
Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team at Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation. Prior to joining our team, Michelle managed an optical lab where she oversaw the production of prescription glasses for over 50 optometrists across Ontario from order placement, manufacturing, quality control, and finally shipping. Michelle manages all aspects of the business for both the office in Belleville and Ottawa.
She is currently working diligently with one of our vision therapists to develop her visual system as she has struggled her whole life with strabismus and had surgery to correct her eye position as an adult. Michelle is excited to experience the rewards of her efforts in the vision therapy program because for the first time has developed eye teaming skills and is glimpsing some moments of 3D vision.
When people encounter trauma or severe life stressors their search for support and treatment is paramount before their lives unravel. When their search brings them in contact with a group that holds a key to discovery, the front line contact must provide the service they seek. My great passion is to provide this care with dignity, compassion and honesty.
ADAM HARPER, B.Sc. HK, M.Sc.
Adam Harper completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University and after completing this degree, Adam decided to pursue a Master’s degree, also at Wilfrid Laurier University. This project focused on the impact mild traumatic brain injuries had on normal gait patterns in high level athletes. Adam then returned home to Kingston, Ontario to begin his work in rehabilitation research at Queen’s University. Adam then found a career where he could expand working in what he loved: rehabilitation. He started working at Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation in August 2016 as a full-time vision therapist. Adam is currently working towards his Certification as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist (COVT&R) through the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy & Rehabiliation. In his free time Adam loves to walk his dog, race his road bike, play squash at the local gym & baseball in the summer time. He also enjoys relaxing at his family cottage in Prince Edward County. He currently lives in Kingston, Ontario with his wife and son. Adam works at the Belleville office.
CHRISTY TRESCHER, B.Ed., OCT, PVT
As both an experienced therapist with a background in education, and a parent of children with visual dysfunctions, Christy offers a unique perspective to our team at Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation. After receiving her Bachelor of Education with Distinction and Additional Qualifications in Special Education, Christy enjoyed six years instructing students in both standard and special needs classrooms. Her time spent teaching students with dyslexia, ADD, ASD, as well as auditory and sensory processing disorders solidified her commitment to providing adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. In 2010, her son was diagnosed with a visual disorder at the age of 2, and at this time, Christy’s career and focus took a new direction. She began studying under Dr. Wareham in the field of vision therapy and found many parallels between learning disorders and visual dysfunctions. She joined the team at Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation in 2015, and will be a proud member of the inaugural body of Canadian vision therapists receiving recognition and certification from the Certified Optometric Vision Therapist and Rehabilitation (COVT & R) in 2017. In her free time Christy enjoys spending time at her family cottage – out on her paddle board, sitting by the fire or lost in a good book. As an educator, a parent and a therapist, Christy is reminded of the value of vision therapy every single day. Based on her values of respect and compassion and her knowledge that vision is learned, vision therapy is more than a career for Christy, but a passion that she has dedicated her life to. Christy works at the Belleville office.
KATRINA BASHFORD, B.Sc. HK, PVT
Katrina completed her Honors Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa in French Immersion. In her final years, she concentrated on neuroscience and rehabilitation. Before completing her degree, she already had experience in the health care field. For seven years, she worked in a Physiotherapy clinic where she aided in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients. She then worked for the University of Ottawa as a student Athletic Therapist for the Men’s Varsity Basketball team. Though she enjoys working with athletes and adults alike, her true passion is working with children. After completing her internship at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, she wanted to pursue a career in pediatric rehabilitation. She worked as a Recreation Therapy Attendant and Respite Worker for children diagnosed with behavioral and developmental disorders before she was introduced to Vision Therapy. She joined the Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation Team in 2015, and in August of 2017 she became a member of the inaugural body of Canadian Vision Therapists receiving certification from the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R). She is also a proud member of the COVT&R Therapist Committee. When she is not in the office, Katrina loves to delve into her artistic side, try new recipes, and spend time with her friends and family. Katrina works at the Ottawa office.
SHERRI LYNNE MONTGOMERY, B.Kin
In fulfillment of the Bachelor of Kinesiology Cooperative program, Sherri Lynne graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in June 2016. During her time in Newfoundland, Sherri Lynne gained professional experience working as a kinesiologist in physiotherapy clinics, and leading exercise programs for individuals with neurological conditions. These experiences solidified her passion to educate, motivate, and support individuals working towards rehabilitation goals. For a change of pace, the east coast Canadian moved to the nation’s capital. Sherri Lynne has been a part of the Pupils Vision Therapy team since July 2017. As a part of Sherri Lynne’s training she has completed the Neuro-Visual Processing (Optometric) Rehabilitation and Visual/Postural Dysfunction following a Neurological event: Level 1 course through the Padula Institute of Vision and will begin the Canadian Vision Therapists certification through the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R) in the spring of 2018. When Sherri Lynne is out of the office she enjoys being with friends and family, exploring the sights and sounds of Ottawa, and keeping active through recreational activities. Sherri Lynne works at the Ottawa office.
ROANNA SPILG, B.Sc. (Speech Path.)
Scottish born Roanna is a graduate of the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology. She was a member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (UK) (RCSLT) and a registered member of the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) when she was a practicing SLT in the UK. After a long and rewarding career as a Pediatric Speech and Language Therapist with the NHS in Scotland, she and her family relocated to Ottawa in 2015. As part of this new challenge, an opportunity arose to develop a new career in Vision Therapy and Roanna joined the Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation team in August 2016. She is excited to be combining her background as an SLT working with children with a variety of communication and developmental disorders with the area of visual dysfunctions. Roanna is currently working towards her certification as a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist through the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R). When she is not in the office, Roanna enjoys spending time with her family exploring Ottawa and regularly travels back to Glasgow to visit family and friends. Roanna works at the Ottawa office.
AMANDA WHALING, B.Sc. R.Kin, PVT
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. After graduating, she became a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario, and spent 2 years working in a Chiropractic clinic where she aided in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Ready to make a change, the Stratford, ON native moved to Ottawa and joined the Pupils Vision Development and Rehabilitation team in 2015. Here she quickly discovered that she could combine her background in biomechanics and neuroscience in a new and exciting way. In August 2017, Amanda became a proud member of the inaugural body of Canadian Vision Therapists receiving certification from the Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation (COVT&R). As a former athlete and coach, Amanda understands and respects that no 2 people are alike. It is because of this that Amanda strives every day to think outside the box for each and every person that she works with, and this adaptability is something that she is proud to bring to the table each day. When she is not in the office, Amanda likes to spend her time with her dog, exploring the Ottawa area, dabbling with yoga, or visiting her friends and family in the Waterloo region. Amanda works at the Ottawa office.