I have been working with children of all different abilities for over 13 years. I first started working in the life skills classroom as a peer helper where I worked closely with teachers, therapists, and other support staff. This is where I found my love of working with children. I earned my associates degree in Child development and after having my daughter, I decided to go back to school and get my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood through 6th grade ESL education (teaching degree) from A&M Commerce. After being in the classroom, I realized my heart was being pulled to another profession. I had the privilege of meeting and speaking with various occupational therapists around the community and decided it was time to go back to school to become a therapist myself. I attended Texas Women University and graduated with my masters in Occupational Therapy.
Through my time of working with children of all abilities I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of diagnosis that include autism, down syndrome, developmental delay, sensory processing disorder, ADHD, ODD, CHD, and cerebral palsy. I work with children on many areas including activities of daily living, strength and endurance, fine motor skills, motor planning, gross motor skills, attention to task, modulation of sensory input, visual motor, and emotional regulation. I have also been trained in the Learning without Tears (aka Handwriting Without tears) and the Size Matters handwriting program.
I joined the therapy team at Speech and Occupational Therapy of North Texas in 2018 providing occupational therapy in the McKinney and Frisco clinics. My favorite part of being an occupational therapist is working closely with children and their family to increase independence and success at home, school and in the community.