MAC and PC environments including Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT.
Member, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
*Member, Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC).
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student, 05/2015 to 08/2015 Mountain View Convalescent Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility – Sylmar, CA
Evaluated and provided intervention for children ages 3-22 years with various diagnoses and special education eligibilities including Learning Disabilities, Autism, Other Health Impaired and Developmental Delay with a caseload of 7 students/day.
Planned and delivered appropriate and relevant treatment sessions in the school setting as well as the school sensory integration clinic.
Collaborated with the education team including the student, parents, educators and school administrators to address student needs.
480 hours/ 12 wks x 40 hr Planned and conducted individualized OT programs for a caseload of up to 8 patients a day to develop or regain their ability to perform daily activities.
Provided skilled OT services including energy conservation techniques, self-care management, using adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies, therapeutic exercise, positioning and contracture management as well as use of modalities such as electrical stimulation.
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student, 09/2014 to 11/2014 Kaiser Permanente – Panorama City, CA
130 hours Performed ROM, MMT, Grip, Pinch, Hand Function and non-standardized ADL assessments.
Planned and implemented intervention plan for clients using PAMS including ultra sound, TENS and PENS under supervision of OTD, OTR/L.
Academy of Advancement of Children with Autism, Chatsworth, CA, I (February to April 2014) 130 hours Developed and implemented treatment plans and IEP goals including sensory integration strategies, environmental safety in addition to academic goals under supervision of OTD/OTR for students ages 10-22 years.
Collaborated with school team members from teachers, SLP, RCT, APE to develop transitional plans for students.
Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student, 09/2014 to 11/2014 SFV Community Mental Health Wellness Center – Los Angeles, CA
Planned and implemented a sensory based program for 8 adults meeting for 50 minutes x 8 weeks using sensory processing interventions including sensorimotor activities, sensory diet and sensory-based modalities such as aromatherapy.
Administered the Adult/Adolescent Sensory Profile (AASP) assessment.
Worked one on one with consumers facilitating communication and social skill in order to complete self-care and leisure activities.
Elementary School Teacher, 01/2005 to 01/2009 New Horizon School – Pasadena, CA
Developed and implemented daily lesson plans for K and 4th grade.
Assessed, tracked and analyzed student performance, behavior, social and physical development in a culturally diverse environment.
Adapted teaching methods and instruction to meet individual students' needs and interests.
Teaching Assistant, 01/2003 to 01/2004 Effat University – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Assisted in teaching and managing 5 courses in the undergraduate psychology department.
Collaborated with faculty members and department chairs to develop and design psychology department curriculum and courses.
Created proposals for submission to the Ministry of Education to improve departmental offering.
Assisted in academic advising and helped students organize their educational plan according to their individual needs and university guidelines.
Engaged in research, scholarship and organized community service activities in the community.
Play Therapy Assistant, 01/2002 to 01/2003 King Fahad National Children's Cancer Center SANAD Children's Cancer Support Association
Organized workshops on medical play therapy for hospital health team members.
Collaborated with a team of psychologists, social workers, oncologists and play therapists to create educational booklets on different cancer treatments and their affect on the psychological well-being of patients and their families.
Planned and prepared play therapy sessions with children using play therapy techniques including modeling behaviors, art activities, and role play under supervision of a certified play therapist.
Certifications State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Authorization in the State of CA to teach all subjects in a self-contained class in grades k-12th including preschool.
Violet Oaklander Institute For Child and Adolescent Therapy and Training Successfully completed intensive training program in a Gestalt Therapy approach with children and adolescents.
OTD: Occupational Therapy, Current University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA Doctorate/OTD, Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy
M.A: Education, 2006 Pepperdine University - Los Angeles, CA Education
B.A: Psychology, 2002 University of California - Santa Barbara, CA Psychology
Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA , II (August-November 2015):
Master of Arts: Occupational Therapy, 2016 University of Southern California - Los Angeles
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King Fahad National Children's Cancer Center SANAD Children's Cancer Support Association
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OTD : Occupational Therapy , Current M.A : Education , 2006 B.A : Psychology , 2002 Fieldwork
Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA , II (August-November 2015) : Master of Arts : Occupational Therapy , 2016
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