Where did you complete your higher education?
I completed my Bachelors in Occupational Therapy at Xavier University. I’m currently completing a Masters in Cognitive and Behavioral Disorders at Nova Southeastern University.
When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?
I joined in 2009.
Your special areas of interest include:
Autism, sensory processing, feeding, ADHD and dyspraxia.
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I have experience working in schools – from preschool through high school – and in clinic-based outpatient environments. I also spent a year working for the Midland Health Board in Ireland as a pediatric therapist.
What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
- Occupational Therapy (OTR/L)
- Interactive Metronome
- Advanced Training – Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)
- Clinical mentorship in Sensory Processing with Lucy Jane Miller PhD
- Levels 1-3 rhythmic movement training
- DIRFloortime® Model
- ILS (Integrated Listening Systems)
- SOS Approach
- Zones of Regulation
- Ohio Department of Education: Pupil Services License
What are you passionate about?
Helping families and their children improve their quality of life. I’m also focused on bettering myself through self-discovery (meditation, yoga and reading).
What inspired you to pursue your current career path?
My love of children and exposure to occupational therapy and my volunteering activities at Akron’s Children’s Hospital.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The collaboration among therapists from diversified disciplines, connectedness with families, and the joy of making children smile.