Experience Occupational Therapist with 14 years in healthcare. Specialize in providing pediatric occupational therapy, early childhood through high school. Skilled in inpatient medical-surgical occupational therapy, pediatrics through geriatrics.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist, 08/2012
to Current Northwestern Illinois Association – Sycamore,
Skilled in sensory diet programs for classroom and home setting.
Proficient in handwriting, fine and visual motor programs early childhood through high school.
Organized classroom setting, structure and ergonomics to meet specific sensory and motor needs.
Performed sensory motor groups working collaboratively with clinicians and special education members.
Provided Response to Intervention strategies.
Educated in and utilized treatment techniques for improving core strength, visual-vestibular system and equinus gait.
Accountable for COTA supervision.
Educationally Relevant Occupational Therapist, 08/2001
to 08/2012 School District U-46 – Elgin,
Excel in treatment planning for individual, and group therapy treatment.
Experienced in the administration and interpretation of an array of sensory processing, sensory motor, fine/visual motor, standardized assessments for ages 3 through adulthood.
Issued and instructed in use of Wilbarger, therapeutic swing, pressure and weighted vest protocol.
Resource Occupational Therapist, 08/2001
to Current AMITA HEALTH/St. Alexius in Affliction of the Rehab Institute of Chicago – Hoffman Estates,
Proficient in initial evaluation, reevaluation, treatment planning, implementation and screening of, activities of daily living, functional mobility, strength/motor control, with an array of acute care medical and surgical conditions.
Skilled in collaborative treatment planning and implementation with physicians, nursing staff and rehab staff.
Recommend changes in patients work or living environment, consistent with their needs and capabilities.
Instructed in use of durable medical equipment and adaptive equipment.
Bachelor of Science: Occupational Therapy,
2000 Mount Mary University - Milwaukee,
Graduated Cum Laude as a member of the Honors Program
Licensed Registered Illinois State Occupational Therapist