I became a school-based therapist because I was a Chicago Public school student who had experienced working with peers with disabilities and from underserved/underrepresented communities. I became a therapist to work with students who self-identify as members of these communities to serve and help provide them a foundation to engage in occupations such as education, higher education, work, and play.
My Eyas Landing
Dr. Mraz was a guest lecturer for our therapeutic communication class and discussed her experiences with IRM and her businesses with Eyas Landing/Blue Bird Day. Her experiences and values as an occupational therapist aligned with what I wanted to model and become as a new practitioner.
I advocate for the supports and occupational engagement of individuals from underrepresented groups including but not limited to: individuals from varying socioeconomic levels, members of the LGBTQ+ community, non- U.S. citizens, racial/ethnic minorities etc.
My Professional Goals
My first goal is to publish my capstone project regarding the supports and barriers to inclusion within occupational therapy education.
My second goal is to increase the representation of underrepresented populations in OT education and practice.
My third goal is to ensure that students from underrepresented and underserved communities engage in school-based occupations and have increased access to positive occupational opportunities for higher education, work, and meaningful activities of everyday life.
Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.
Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.