A little about me.
I received my degree in Occupational Therapy from The Medical College of Georgia in 1997. Since graduation, I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team with educators, physicians, and other therapists. I’ve worked with children as an occupational therapist in a variety of settings:
• Private outpatient clinics, outpatient rehabilitation with Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital (now Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)
• A speech and language school in Austin TX (Capitol School of Austin)
• Early intervention for ages 0-3 years old in their natural environment (in GA, TX, & Germany)
• Children with 504 plans in the DeKalb County School System.
I specialize in providing intervention to children with sensory processing disorders, motor coordination difficulties, and functional skills difficulties such as handwriting. I’ve recently completed my Level 1 certification through the Handwriting Without Tears program and can administer their handwriting assessment, The Print Tool. I also have my Sensory Integration Certification ("SIPT certification") through the University of California and Western Psychological Services.
I’m passionate about working with kids on their level using activities that are motivating to that particular child. In my mind, therapy should be fun. If it isn’t, I’m not doing my job. I feel it’s equally important to educate the caregivers (whether that be the parents, teachers, or otherwise) and provide home programming to optimize a child’s potential for success outside of my therapy clinic.
In my spare time, I love gardening, running, cooking (& eating, of course!), and photography. I live in Decatur with my husband and our three children.