I have over 13 years of experience working with children. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, I worked in the school system with special education children with severe and profound disabilities. I loved working with my students, specifically on life skills, and went on to pursue a degree in occupational therapy. I graduated with my Master’s in Occupational Therapy from James Madison University. My passion for working with children has remained throughout my carrier. I have worked in pediatric outpatient and home health settings serving a wide variety of ages (0-21) and diagnoses including, but not limited to, autism, developmental delay, blindness, SPD, post-NICU/prematurity and Down Syndrome.
Through my professional carrier and experience, I have acquired several special interests. In the past I have worked closely with vision therapists and have come to enjoy working with visual deficits, low vision compensations, and blindness. I was privileged to serve as a guide runner for the cross country team at the Virginia School for Deaf and Blind. I also enjoy working on feeding therapy and have several years of experience working with both mechanical and sensory deficits leading to feeding difficulties. I recently received a certification in breastfeeding becoming a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist which allows me to use my unique and specialized knowledge of oral motor structures, positioning techniques and lactation to work with families struggling with the breastfeeding process due to poor latch, milk supply, difficulties with tone or other special needs. I love what I do and it is an honor to work with your children.