Tazmeen (Taz) Lalani is a certified Occupational Therapist (O.T.) qualified to practice in the province of Ontario and is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Taz received her professional degree from the University of Toronto and has 25 years of experience in clinical practice with a special focus on the assessment and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injury and mental health disorders (paediatric and adult population). She strives to maintain a balanced practice which includes complex insurer and medico-legal examinations (including catastrophic determination), attendant care needs (Form 1), and plan disputes.
In addition, Taz maintains a full caseload of treatment clients of varying age in the home and community with a focus on facilitating functional performance. Taz holds a Level 1 Sensory Integration Certification from the University of Southern California. Taz has been deemed an expert witness for acquired brain injury arbitration proceedings for FSCO. She has completed the 2-day catastrophic certification program (2017) with CSME focused on the mental behavioural realm. Taz has participated in small group training for the GOS paediatric measure KOSCHI led directly by Dr. Carol Hawley of Coventry, United Kingdom. In 2017, Taz was contracted by Trillium Health Partners to assist in the development of the RHP for the WSIB Neurology Speciality Program which was successfully awarded to the hospital in early 2018.
Taz has experience rendering assessment services in the WSIB Neurology program and has worked closely with Neurologists and Physiatrist to complete initial and follow-up evaluations addressing a variety of conditions including concussion care. Taz’s unique clinical foundation has prepared her for the challenges of assessing/treating complex clients across the life span from toddler to geriatric.