Research-based OT interventions are an important component in the process of reversing or preventing handwriting difficulties. An individualized A+ Plan of Treatment targets the core areas of Visual Motor Integration, Fine and Gross Motor Skills, Reflex Integration, Visual Perception, Sensory Processing (including visual, vestibular, attention/focus, and auditory processing), Trunk Control, Shoulder Stability, and Functional Grasp patterns necessary for handwriting via a multi-sensory and one-on-one approach.
I am a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist in the states of Florida and Virginia, with a specialty and advanced training in handwriting remediation for school aged children, grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Often, before a child is able to participate in the complex skill of handwriting, there are various modalities to help children calm & regulate themselves for improved self-control, focus, and sensory processing. I am a certified iLS Practitioner, and trained in the SSP protocol for students with more challenging auditory processing, emotional regulation, and behavioral issues. What is iLS? Check it out, here: http://integratedlistening.com/the-science-of-how-ils-works/
What is SSP? https://integratedlistening.com/ssp-safe-sound-protocol/
I am also a Certified Autism Spectrum Clinical Specialist, who endeavors to provide the best possible therapeutic challenges and progression of skills in order to help advance each child’s neurodevelopmental maturity, all in God’s perfect timing.
I am passionate about helping kids discover their unique God-given talents while growing their self-confidence and ability to be successful in the sensory world we live in.
When not working, I try to keep a healthy life balance by spending time with my family, biking, cooking, and beaching in sunny Florida.
I see clients in my office near Tampa, FL, and via teletherapy for all other locations in FL or VA. Please call or email me to schedule an OT Evaluation.