Master of Occupational Therapy
Governors State University
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social and Emotional Skills
Applied Behavior Analysis
Where are you from?
What did you study?
I majored in Psychology in undergrad and went on to receive my master’s in Occupational Therapy.
For the past 10 years, I have been working as an ABA therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in both in the clinical setting and in-home. I absolutely love the environment and the families I have worked with. Seeing the impact that therapy has on children’s lives, as well as their families, inspired me to further enhance my knowledge in the field. I received my master’s in Occupational Therapy from Governors State University where I focused my fieldwork experiences in pediatrics and mental health. I am now excited to say that I can continue my work with children and their families as part of the Eyas Landing team.
What do you specialize in?
I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration, Social and Emotional Skills, and Applied Behavior Analysis.
Coffee or tea?
Favorite therapeutic swing?
The lycra swing.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
I would have to say my greatest accomplishment was finishing graduate school to become an Occupational Therapist. This has been a dream of mine since high school and it is just an incredible feeling to finally have achieved that dream. I love this profession and the population we serve.
Books or movies?
Movies; however, I just started reading Game of Thrones and I love it!
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
It is hard to pick one, but at the moment I would have to say traveling all around Japan.
Favorite children’s book or song?
As I child I loved reading the ‘Little Critter’ series, but I love to read “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” with the kids!
What skill are you most proud of?
I would have to say my creativity and patience with behaviors or activities that may be deemed as more challenging.