Occupational Therapist with a focus in pediatric developmental disabilities. Experienced in evaluation, treatment and management of school based occupational therapy services. Extensive knowledge of occupational therapy's roll in special education.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist treating children from 18 months to 21 years old with developmental disabilities in the clinical setting and servicing school contracts. I serviced Anthony Wayne Local schools for 10 years, as well as Leona school group and Capable Kids, including supervising Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA), and being responsible for the management of the COTA's caseload including evaluation and writing treatment plans (IEPs).
Provided outpatient occupational therapy services covering a maternity leave.
Provided occupational therapy services to Anthony Wayne Local Schools and Springfield Schools, covering a maternity leave.
Published: Caregiver-Directed Therapy to Promote Independence in Self-Care (Metz, Koval, Wearsch, Pommeranz. Exceptional Parent Magazine, August 2012)
Supervision of doctoral OT students: Anna Wearsch (Jan-May 2010); Jennifer Koval (Jan-May 2009)
Courses taught: Handwriting Without Tears training session to Rossford Schools (Aug 2010); Fine Motor Delays and Sensory Processing in the Classroom (9/2009) to Waterville Primary School, Sensory Processing and Handwriting Without Tears (3/2010) to Waterville Primary School
Certifications: Therapeutic Listening (2005), Yoga For the Special Child (2006)
Courses attended: Dyslexia: Effective Assessment and Proven Treatment Strategies (2013), Executive Dysfunction:Effective Strategies and Interventions for Children and Adolescents (2013), Autism, Asperger's, SPD & ADHA (2011), Pediatric Myofascial Release (2010), Current Best Strategies to Help OT Support Students (2009), Cerebral Dominance: Left and Right Brain (2008), Handwriting Without Tears (2007), Clinical Reasoning and Sensory Integration (2007), Social Stories 10:0 - Carol Gray (2006), Listening with the Whole Body (2005), Sensory Integration and Behavior Strategies Can Work Together (2005), Visual Perceptual and Auditory Processing Disorders (Dr. Thomas Cable, 2005)
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