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Professionally, I have been an Occupational Therapist since 1991.As a life long learner, I pursued and completed my Masters Degree in Educational Technology thorugh Marian University in 2008. I have worked in a variety of pediatric settings including: Various school districts, outpatient rehabilitation, home health services, birth to three, and Riley Childrens Hospital. With experience in both the medical and educational setting, I feel as though I understand the childs needs are different depending on the setting. As an Occupational Therapist within the school setting , it is my role to help students be as independent as possible within their occupation, " a student".
I use my training to assist me to modify the classroom to allow all children to learn. Working with the educational team, we strive to make the classroom fit each individual child's needs. I love to learn and have attended training sessions in the following areas:
Handwriting Without Tears
Infant Massage Certification
...and much more.
I am passionate about helping students and their families achieve their goals. I feel very fortunate to help make a difference in the lives of the children that I work with. I truly love what I do! Every day I learn something new and go home with a smile.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Occupational Therapy is a related service provided to identified special education students. As a School Based Occupational Therapist I work closely with teachers, parents and students in increasing the child's ability to participate in his/her "occupation" as a student. Some of these occupations include:
Fine Motor Skills
Self Help Skills
Age appropriate Play skills
Table Top Activities (coloring/cutting)
Bilateral Skills ( Two-hands)
Drawing Recognizable Pictures
Encouraging success in these skill areas can be done in a variety of ways. The children are serviced in the classrooms and in small group/individual sessions. The teacher, families, and student are all taught strategies for successfully completing the tasks. Modification can be made to the task and to the environment.
I look forward to a wonderful year filled with a lot of growth and progress! Please know that I am always available for questions, comments, concerns, ideas, etc..
I can be reached at the following:
Voice Mail (262)946-2238
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