Claire M, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Eyas Landing Employee Since 2020 

Education

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy,
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology,
Macalester College

Credentials and Certifications

  • Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist
  • CPR/AED Certified

Clinical Expertise

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • IRM
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Self-Help Skills

Publications

Mercer, C., Saake, S., Turnbull, V., Terman, A., Fischer, H., & Erlich-Jones, L. (2019). Measurement characteristics and clinical utility of the Kohlman Evaluation of Living Skills (KELS) among older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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My Story

Throughout high school and college, I was consistently involved in pediatric work, most often with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After undergrad, I worked as a paraprofessional aide in therapeutic schools for children with autism. It was here that I had the opportunity to work closely with occupational therapists for the first time. I was drawn to the ways in which OTs used creative problem-solving to support students’ independence in school and in the community. I knew that it was something I wanted to be a part of!

My Eyas Landing

I completed my second Level II Fieldwork rotation at Eyas Landing in the summer of 2020. I am very excited to return to Eyas to join the team as an OT!

My Professional Goals

  1. I hope to work closely with other therapists to develop successful strategies for consistent family/caregiver engagement in therapy. I would like to pursue continuing education that supports my knowledge, skills, and ability to work with medically complex children and children with rare diagnoses.

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.