Kristian Shumate, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Western Kentucky University

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Western Kentucky University


  • Early Intervention
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • ADHD
Where are you from?Born in Louisville but grew up in Toronto, ON.
What did you study?Exercise Science & Psychology in undergrad and Occupational Therapy in graduate school.
Professional Bio?I am a licensed occupational therapist who works with children with special needs and their families. I received my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine. I have experience working with children and their families through the early intervention program, school-based, and clinic-based settings.
What do you specialize in?I specialize in Early Intervention, Handwriting Without Tears, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD.
Coffee or tea? Both!
Favorite therapeutic swing?Platform swing.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Graduating from OT school and being able to help children reach their full potential.
Books or movies?Both!
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Backpacking through Europe.
Favorite children’s book or song? The Magic Hockey Skates.
What skill are you most proud of? Active listening! I am able to listen and help coach kids and their families to problem-solve their daily challenges.
Winter or summer? Definitely summer!