Where did you complete your higher education?
Cleveland State University; I received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Occupational Therapy
When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?
I joined in 2008.
Your special areas of interest include:
Sensory Integration Dysfunction Disorders, feeding therapy, behavior modification for social and emotional conditions and parent coaching.
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I have work experience in early intervention, home-based, clinic-based, school-based and MRDD facility settings. Each valued a collaborative approach in treatment.
What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
- Interactive Metronome® certified provider
- DIRFloortime® Approach
- Continuing education in NDT, feeding and Speech Integration
What are you passionate about?
All things related to child development.
What inspired you to pursue your current career path?
I was looking for a profession where I could use my strengths to bring out the strengths of others. Watching each child gain new skills is the greatest possible reward.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Working with like-minded people who work as a team to completely meet the needs of the child and their family.
Any additional information to add?
Parent Coaching to bring it all home! I teach clients by being a problem solver, flexible, embracing new challenges and by appreciating how individual each person is.
I love educating people on what we do. People are always surprises by how much occupational therapy can help.