Alan Minyard, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist


Master’s in Occupational Therapy
Washington University

Exercise Science and Music Performance
Belmont University


  • Music-Based intervention
  • Sensory-Based intervention
  • Hands-on ADL and motor skills training
  • Behavior management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Learning theory
  • DIR/Floortime model
  • Family-centered therapy

Where are you from?Louisville, Kentucky
What did you study? Exercise Science and Music Performance
Personal bio?I attended undergrad at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee where I studied exercise science and music. I received my Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Working in pediatrics has been my dream and passion ever since I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness as a child. I love connecting with families and working to understand individual differences and needs. In my spare time, I love watching sports, playing guitar, and rock climbing.
What do you specialize in?I specialize in Music-Based intervention, Sensory-Based intervention, Hands-on ADL and motor skills training, Behavior management, Autism Spectrum Disorder/Sensory Processing Disorder, Learning theory, DIR/Floortime model, and Family-centered therapy.

Coffee or tea? Tea (at the moment)
Favorite therapeutic swing?Platform swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Becoming an occupational therapist!
Books or movies?Game of thrones > anything
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Outer space
Favorite children’s book or song? Bazooka Zooka Bubblegum
What skill are you most proud of? Playing instruments
Winter or summer? Summer