Dedicated, honest and trustworthy Occupational Therapist. Comprehensive background providing holistic, person centered intervention focused on improving the qualify of life through engagement in meaningful and purposeful occupations. Over five years experience working privately with individuals following trauma assisting them to live as independent as possible. A unique trauma-informed background integrating assistance animals into treatment for clients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. My greatest strength is empathy.
Patterson Physical Therapy- Jackson, TN December 2019 to Present
Sole Occupational Therapist in multi-discipline private outpatient practice located in Jackson, TN. Responsible for intake, evaluation and individualized treatment planning to all referred OT clients. Services provided to broad spectrum of populations including traumatic injury, geriatric, cognitive, developmental disability, and mental health clients. Also offering unique service of assistance dog training for those who qualify.
SILVER LINING K9 DOG TRAINING COMPANY-Jackson, TN November 2014-Present
Position: Handler/Dog trainer
Silver Lining K9 (SLK9) is a private dog training business located in Jackson, TN. SLK9 strives to strengthen the human-animal bond by assisting individuals to lead purposeful and meaningful lives following trauma or disability. Trainers work primarily with the client/handlers to teach them how to train their dog to meet their personal needs and goals. Assistance dogs include but are not limited to Service dogs, Emotional support Animals (ESA), therapy dogs, and Home Helpmates.
• Evaluated children in structured play environments
• Administered a wide range of pediatric services to families and their children focusing on development of essential milestones addressing areas of self-care, sensory/perceptual, visual/motor, emotional/behavioral, cognitive, and language skills.
• Sensory Integration
• Evaluated children, performed standardized assessments, occupational and observation-based assessments, tracked progress, daily progress notes
• Created and implement hands on group activities for children ages 4-10 in a sensory integration gym, activities assisted children with their fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, sensory integration, self regulation strategies, mindfulness, coping skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
SARAH (stretching and strengthening of the rheumatoid arthritis hand)
BLS (CPR Basic Life Support)
Physical Agent Modalities (physical and electrical): Pending
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