COTA in pursuit of a Masters in Occupational Therapy. This OT practitioner has four years of experience working in multiple backgrounds including schools, sub-acute, hospitals, and travel therapy. This professional is able to use his own experience as a recipient of special services to give back through therapy. Passionate about connecting with patients through occupational therapy treatments. Therapy practitioner is an avid team player with patients and staff alike to help individuals achieve their highest potential with independence. COTA hopes to complete a masters in OT to develop his abilities in providing more educated, intricate care.
Independently managed case load for the school building with monthly supervision. Age ranged from 11-21, covering a variety of diagnosis including: Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and hemimegalencephaly. Addressed school-related OT goals with a focus on technology use, pre-vocational development, IADL's such as money management/shopping, and BADL's. Treatments ranged from 1:1, group treatment, and consults. Collaborated with school staff, and provided daily documentation, annual reviews, and quarterly progress marks.
Worked in various Skilled Nursing Facilities around the New York area as per-diem. Facilities featured a large variation of cultural/ethic background that require communication that was flexible, empathetic, and concrete. Diagnosis include: Hip Fx., THR, TKR, Dementia, Wrist Fx., CVA, CHF, COPD, General Weakness, SCI. Trained in ADL & IADL skills, Transfers, Standing Balance, UB/LB strength, endurance, and cognitive skills. Training on AE use for ADL's provided. Documentation on daily treatment and weekly progress provided. Collaborated with other rehab and nursing staff in treatment, patient care, and STG/LTG.
Participated in travel therapy in a variety of facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Facilities featured a large variation of cultural/ethic background that require communication that was flexible, empathetic, and concrete. Performed up to rigors of travel therapy productivity rates. Worked with various diagnosis, providing OT treatment. Daily/weekly documentation provided, collaboration with rehab/nursing staff for patient care.
Rural hospital setting with focused treatment on weekly scheduled OT showers to train and assess patient's ADL performance. Specific instructions/AE training varied for each patient based on their diagnosis & needs. 1:1 standardized OT exercises executed as well . Setup and instructed daily group therapy sessions, ranging from two to fifteen patients for various activities such as Group Exercise, Socialization, Baking, Music Singing Sessions, Reminiscent Activities, Arts & Crafts, and Cognitive Trivia Games. Group Exercise focus on demonstration safe exercises that can be performed at home to prevent readmission. Daily/weekly documentation provided, collaboration with rehab & nursing staff on patient care. Supervision of Level I and II Fieldwork Students.
Responsible for preschool, elementary, and middle school population. Diagnosis Included Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Autism, and TBI. Addressed school-related OT goals with a focus on SI, handwriting, fine/gross motor skills, UB strengthening, attentive/cognition skills, ADL's, and social skills. Provided unique music-based treatments. Demonstrated/performed the Wilbarger Protocol. Daily Documentation, Annual Reviews, and Quarterly Progress Marks provided. Collaborated with OT, SPT, PT, and school staff on student goals.
In progress working towards masters in Occupational Therapy.
• Electronic Documentation Programs: Optima Rehab, Casamba, IEP Direct
• General familiar use of technology/electronics, able to adapt to new documentation software's.
• Working knowledge: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, BTE Simulator II Software.
• Proficient in Piano, Guitar/Bass
Music Performance/Composition • Reviewing Music • Exercise • Swimming • Traveling
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