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Karen Porter, OTR/L

Karen Porter

Senior Occupational Therapist

Where did you complete your higher education?

I hold a BS in Occupational Therapy from Cleveland State University.

When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?

I Joined Galvin Therapy Center in 1995.

Your special areas of interest include:

  • Behavior management
  • Sensory processing
  • Feeding/eating challenges
  • Helping parents acquire skills to help their children
  • 0-5 population

What varied experience do you have in your field?

I’m a guest lecturer for the occupational therapy programs at both Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College. I have local, state and national experience speaking on various topics. I also supervise students and volunteers.

What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?

  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
  • Enlisten®
  • Interactive Metronome® (IM)
  • DIRFloortime® Method
  • Zones of Regulation
  • SOS Approach
  • Level 1 of SPD Foundation’s Intensive Mentorship training

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about family, friends, food, cooking, baking, teaching, learning, cross-fit and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What inspired you to pursue your current career path?

I wanted the opportunity to work with children and their families.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

Seeing families accomplish goals (both big and small), feeling successful, and being able to enjoy life more because of their successes. I also enjoy working with my coworkers.

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