When I first started my master’s program, I wanted to become a certified hand therapist working with adults. I quickly recognized, however, that I immensely enjoyed working with the pediatric population more than anything. I love to find creative avenues to work on children’s needs in order to make therapy enjoyable and exciting. I find it very rewarding to work with families in order to provide strategies to build upon a child’s strengths and to collaborate with other professionals in order to help each child reach their full potential. I received my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Oklahoma.
I have been fortunate to have experience in outpatient pediatric clinics. I have also had the privilege of working in a children’s hospital as well as an outpatient private practice where I worked with children with various diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and dysgraphia. Following these experiences, I realized that an outpatient setting is where I wanted to expand my career. I enjoy working on fine motor and gross motor delays, sensory processing disorders, visual motor and perceptual difficulties, and other developmental delays. I love to celebrate all of the milestones, be they large or small, that we achieve with the children and their families.