Where did you complete your higher education?
I completed my bachelors in health sciences at Kent State University and then went on to get my OTA at Brown Mackie College.
When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?
I became a member of the Galvin Therapy Center staff on April 18, 2016. I also fulfilled my college fieldwork requirements at the Galvin Therapy Center.
Your special areas of interest include:
- Sensory processing
- Gross motor
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I have 2 years of experience working in a school setting. During that time, I worked with children on the autism spectrum as well as other behavioral disorders.
What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
- Zones of Regulation
- Interactive Metronome
- DIR Floortime Model
- Licensed COTA
- TCI Certified
What are you passionate about?
Making a difference in the lives of children and their families, as well as striving to better myself through continuing education.
What inspired you to pursue your current career path?
I realized early on that I enjoyed working with children, which led to the decision to become an occupational therapist. I soon realized that I was more interested in the actual treatment than the process of evaluating a child. This realization lead me to pursue a career as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA).
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Working with a variety of professionals as well as families and their children.