Talented and compassionate occupational therapist seeking and opportunity as a school occupational therapist. Mother of 3 children, with 2 on the autism spectrum. Has deep appreciation and knowledge of the IEP/FAPE/ARD processes with a sound background in pediatrics. Skill set is varied within different settings however demonstrates adaptability and passion for children who are in need of skilled services in the school setting.
Strongly seeking opportunity to serve in the school community.
Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment. Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit. Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families. Implemented Functional Independent Measures (FIMS) to assist in establishing measurable goals and promote restoration of functional abilities. Recommended equipment and in-home modifications. Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
Assessed and evaluated and treated children with developmental, fine motor/gross motor delays as well as children on the Autism spectrum Knowledgeable in sensory-motor processes/treatments. Creative component implemented during treatment sessions to make it relevant and fun for the child. Educated parents on carryover of treatment programs.
Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities.Created individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation. Custom splinting. Maintained up-to-date knowledge of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.Administered massage as well as heat, water, ice, electrical, and light stimulation as part of therapeutic programs.Provided the highest quality of care to patients and their families.
Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities. Custom splinting. Administered massage as well as heat, water, ice, electrical, and light stimulation as part of therapeutic programs.
Assessment, evaluation, treatment of geriatric population in a SNF setting. Implemented strategies to increase the safety, independence as well as preserve the dignity of the residents of Bay Oaks.
Contract assignment for nursing home/geriatric population. Skilled Nursing Facility setting with in-house therapy staff. UE Dysfunction/ splinting, hip replacements, Self-care/ADL training, home assessments.
Primary treatment of TBI/CVA populations ; UE rehabilitation/splinting, ADL training, cooking groups, shopping groups in the community, worked with soldiers from Project Victory with PTSD. Evaluated, set up treatment plans, ordered equipment, assisted families with discharge planning/carryover.
Long-term acute care setting. Treated patients in the ICU, intermediate level.
Treated a wide range of diagnoses within the pediatric-geriatric populations. Worked in the Inpatient Acute/ Outpatient areas. Only occupational therapist for a rural hospital. Treated school children with autism, sensory issues, fine motor, developmental delay, ASD/SPD, ADD/ADHD. Knowledge in sensory diet, use of manipulatives to address FM skills; addressed feeding issues. Parent involvment/education. Treated adults in the Pulmonary rehabilitation program;collaborated with the respiratory team. Addressed upper extremity rehabilitation/ UE splinting. Attended clinical meetings with plastic surgeon. Marketing experience. Established first pediatric outpatient program for the hospital.
Inpatient Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Center (SNF). FIM Certified. Provided skilled services for the geriatrics population. Assessed and treated various orthopedic conditions including hip replacements, total knee replacements, rotator cuff repairs, CVA's, Brain injury. Home safety assessments
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 4/2006
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-Main Bachelor of Science in Health, Minor in Spanish Houston, TX CUM LAUDE 12/1999
Minor in Spanish
Major in Health
Meals on Wheels of Galveston, 2003-2006
Board member of Alvin High School Band Boosters, 2012-present
CCE teacher at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, present
Volunteer for various afters chool activities throughout the year
Fluent in Spanish: Oral and Written Communication
Emerging skills in ASL
American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA
Texas Occupational Therapy Association, TOTA
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