Over 24 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist working in schools and private practice. I love teaming up with teachers, parents, and students to show the unique value of OT! College professor for OTs and homeschool mother for 16 years for both of my sons with autism.
Determine each child's specific learning style. Gentle, but structured. Clear expectations. Positive rewards and confidence building are critical for students who are learning difficult concepts.
Published books: 1) Parent's Guide to Occupational Therapy for Special Needs 2) The Special Needs SCHOOL Survival Guide 3) The Weighted Blanket Guide 4) My Mito Mito book (for children with Mitochondrial Disease) 5) Sensorimotor Interventions 6) Interoception: How I Feel, Sensing My Body from the Inside Out
Earned my Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy - focused on helping children with autism and executive function difficulties. Master of Occupational Therapy Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Minor in Biology
Visit my BLOG at www.PocketOT.com I enjoy speaking to groups of therapists for training sessions, and to teachers, schools, and parent support organizations. I am passionate about providing quality treatment and educational support to children with special needs. Great to "meet" you!
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, Health, Curriculum & Instruction, Human Development, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Presidents' Day, Easter, For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, Phonics