Welcome to my site! I’m Amy, a pediatric occupational therapist who graduated from Duquesne University in 2002 with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. I first obtained a Bachelor in Health Science and I have a Minor in Psychology.  My entire career as an occupational therapist has been working with children in various settings. 

As an OT, my professional background and years of experience has loaded me with several tools and tricks. I’ve learned easy ways to help parents and teachers maximize success in children. My strong knowledge base on sensory integration allows me to help kids improve sensory, postural, and motor development. Additionally, I love focusing on visual development, visual perceptual skills and auditory processing.

As an occupational therapist, I have provided schools with in-service presentations on sensory processing, fine-motor development, handwriting development, and life-skills group activities.   I also helped develop and lead an annual Early Childhood Series course for local daycares and preschools, and I was a guest speaker for a college course at a University in Pennsylvania.

Amy’s Occupational Therapy Professional Development Certificates

Amy is registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. and she holds a license in Pennsylvania. 

She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor. She has continuing education certificates in The Alert Program for Self-Regulation, Visual Processing Therapy, Neuroplasticity for Children, Kinesiology Taping, and Primitive Reflex Integration. Additionally, she has attended seminars on Wheelchair Seating and Positioning, Handwriting Without Tears, Keyboarding Without Tears, and Autism- Asperger’s- Sensory- & ADHD. Amy has participated in Assistive Technology Grant programs and the Competent Learner Model Institute.  She has numerous certificates on feeding for infants / toddlers and kids on the autism spectrum. 

Amy is featured on Your Kids’ Table (16 Fun & Easy Core Exercises for Kids and Visual Perceptual Activities: 4 Ways to Boost Your Kids’ Development.) She also shared an article, Improving Focus & Attention with Brain Breaks, in Homeschool Life Magazine’s Spring 2022 Publication.

During her career, Amy has worked for various agencies in different settings.  She has experience coaching caregivers and educators in homes and daycares with infants and toddlers, and in preschools and school systems (public, private, specialized, cyber.)  She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, two sons (and two dogs!)  

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