I graduated from College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. I also have undergraduate Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Rehabilitation Science. I began working with Rehab Resources, Inc in 2014. I have previous experience at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The moment I shadowed a pediatric occupational therapist, I knew it was my calling. I love the diversity and challenges the pediatric population provides me. I treat children from birth to twenty-one years of age with varying impairments including, but not limited to, sensory processing; cognition; and physical and mental limitations.
I strive to work with caregivers to provide fun and functional occupational therapy that can be incorporated into everyday activities. Not only do I focus on the limitations presented, but I also feel parental education is necessary to see carryover in the home. I continue to attend conferences in order to learn new strategies to use with current and future clients. I recently became SOS feeding certified in 2015, meaning I use a sensory approach to address feeding difficulties. I believe children can learn new skills, but it is just as important to see that those children are also teaching us new and changing skills.
I graduated from Concordia University in Mequon, WI with my Masters of Occupational Therapy Degree in December of 2016. I received my Bachelor degree in Rehabilitative Sciences at Concordia as well. I began working for Rehab Resources Inc. in February of 2017. I have previous experience in school-based therapy as well as sub-acute rehabilitation. I knew that I wanted to be a pediatric occupational therapist prior to even graduating school! In working with the pediatric population I strive to develop a relationship with the child and the family in order to provide the most comprehensive therapeutic environment and develop a plan to aid in transitioning skills to everyday life at home.
As an OT, I work on developing and strengthening fine motor skills, sensory regulation skills, as well as developing the skills needed for independence in daily living, transitional, and play skills. As a newer member of the Rehab Resources team, I continue to attend continuing educational courses to strengthen my skills in sensory interventions, developmental interventions, as well as behavior management. I look forward to working with you and your child to promote their functional independence!
I became an Occupational Therapist because I wanted to help others and make a positive impact. I graduated from UW-Madison in 2004, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. I began working at Rehab Resources, Inc. in 2005 and have treated children from birth to adolescence in outpatient settings and in the home, through the Birth to Three Program. I am certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). I have also pursued continuing education related to sensory processing disorders, kinesiotaping, and visual impairments.
In treating children, I feel that the first and most important step is developing trust. My goal is first to listen so that I can best understand what is most important to your child and family. I understand how important it is for your child to be able to participate in day to day life with your family, with friends and within your community. I will work with you to develop goals and strategies to help make this more of a reality. During treatment sessions, I always seek family presence and involvement. I will engage your child using motivating activities and will discuss with you how you can carry over activities within your daily life. I will work to empower both you and your child for greater functional independence.
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.