Occupational therapist with 15 years of experience in the school setting who will provide high standards of culturally competent care for a wide variety of kids with diverse needs.
Adept at prioritizing/managing deadlines
Proficient with the use of technology
Excellent communication skills
Well-versed in IEP procedures/rules
Pediatric Occupational Therapist04/2012
to Current Therapy Connections – Billings,
Provide after-school clinical therapy services to pediatrics, including evaluating, treating, consulting with staff and parents, and paperwork for evaluations and recertifications.
School-based Occupational Therapist08/2007
to Current Yellowstone-West, Carbon County Special Services Cooperative – Laurel,
Provide occupational therapy services to children at various districts from preschool-high school. Services include screenings, evaluations, treatments, and consultation in the areas of fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and sensory integration as it relates to the school setting.
Travel between different towns/schools.
Assist with monitoring district's paperwork for the state.
Served on various committees and provided presentations to school and cooperative staff on occupational therapy and technology uses in the school setting.
Early-Intervention Occupational Therapist09/2003
to 07/2007 Children's Resource Center – Powell,
Provided occupational therapy services to children 0-6 years of age in the home setting (0-2 years) under IFSPs and in the preschool settings (3-5) under IEPs.
Evaluated, screened, provided treatment and suggestions for kids who qualified for occupational therapy services.
Worked with staff and parents for carry-over of services between visits.
Traveled between various town and locations to provide services.
School-based Occupational Therapist09/2000
to 09/2003 Kyrene School District – Tempe,
Provide occupational therapy services to children at various schools from preschool-junior high. Services include screenings, evaluations, treatments, and consultation in the areas of fine motor skills, visual perceptual skills, and sensory integration as it relates to the school setting.
Travel between schools to provide services.
Supervised a full-time certified occupational therapy assistant.
Master of Science: Occupational Therapy1999University of South Dakota-
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology1996Concordia College-
Vice President of the Montana School Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy Organization.
Organized the MT School OT/PT Conference in October, 2013 on Technology in the school setting.
Past-president, current treasurer, and organizer of bazaar for church women group.