262-241-8030 ext 611
In 2009, I graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Concordia University Wisconsin. I have experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses and impairments, in natural environments through the Birth to Three program and clinic-based outpatient settings. I am trained and certified in NDT (Neurodevelopmental treatment), and I incorporate NDT strategies and therapeutic handling into my sessions. I am trained in the Wilbarger Therapressure protocol for sensory defensiveness and Handwriting Without Tears program. I have continued my training in sensory integration, visual processing, and kinesiotaping. I am dedicated to continuing my education and further developing my skills as a therapist through research in continuing education courses, and learning from other therapists, children, and families.
I thoroughly enjoy my job working with children and their families to develop and address the goals specific to each child’s growth and development. I believe that you are the expert on your child. I am here to offer support through my knowledge and training to work with you and your child to help them reach their potential.
My desire and passion for working with children and their families stems from my experience having a younger brother with special needs. My experience in having a sibling with special needs has given me the ability to empathize with families. I enjoy working with children to discover their strengths and abilities, while addressing their weaknesses and impairments to increase their independence and enjoy a fulfilling life.
I have experience working with both children and their families with a wide range of diagnoses. I strive to take a collaborative approach to evaluate and treat children in order to promote safety, functional independence within the home and community, and quality of life. I incorporate play-based and occupation-based treatment in order to meet the child/family-centered goals. I utilize this approach to promote sensory processing skills, fine and gross motor development, strength and range of motion, activities of daily living, social skills, visual perceptual skills, and infant / child development. I strive to incorporate each child’s and family’s unique needs and interests in order to make therapy meaningful and therefore effective. Additionally, I strive to help develop a manageable home program to promote carryover in order to further promote success. I look forward to meeting and working with you and your child.
Rehab Director – East Region
262-241-8030 ext 619
I have been a pediatric occupational therapist working with kids from birth and beyond since 2002. I graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin and have been working with children ever since. I enjoy meeting new children and families to help coach and guide you through the process of increasing your child’s functional independence.
As an OT I address concerns with your child’s fine motor, visual motor, motor planning, and sensory processing. Activities that I can support you in include daily living skills such as play, community outings, mealtime, hygiene, and dressing routines. I enjoy discovering what is unique about each child and family and using a learning style that best fits into your daily routines. During treatment sessions I demonstrate activities through play and continuously explore what motivates each individual child. I like to have families participate by taking photos and your own personal videos so your child can watch themselves being successful and can carry over therapy strategies at home.
I also enjoy studying about new treatment strategies by participating in continuing education throughout the year. I have focused my ongoing studies on learning more about sensory integration dysfunction, managing difficult behaviors, hand writing intervention, treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and intervention for visual impairments. I also enjoy training students and learning from my experience as a clinical educator for fieldwork placements. I look forward to working with your child and your family as well.