Tell us a little about your approach to early intervention:
My approach to pediatric occupational therapy is strongly influenced by 10 years of professional experience in developmental early education settings, as well as from personal experience with parenting a child with special needs. At its core, my practice is play-based and flows from a child’s natural sense of fun and wonder. Activities are multi-sensory and engaging. I strive to provide the “just right challenge” at each session, in order to facilitate progress. I fully respect and honor the importance of the child’s family in the therapeutic process and strive to provide strategies that are manageable within the home environment.
What qualifications and trainings do you have?
- B.S., Elementary Education
- Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant
- National Board Certification, Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Additional training include: Licensed Massage Practitioner, 18 years
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
Occupational therapy addresses a broad range of developmental concerns such as motor, sensory, communication, adaptive, play, and behavioral issues. I have experience working with children with sensory processing differences, autism spectrum disorder, cognitive impairments, delays associated with premature birth, as well as conditions related to specific medical diagnoses.