Heather Fite, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Credentials

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Rush University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Carthage College

Specializations/Interests

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • DIR/Floortime

Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.I became interested in occupational therapy at the very young age of 14, when my great uncle had to receive treatment after having multiple strokes. I had been able to see the effects that occupational therapy had not only had on my uncle’s life, but on that of those around him as well. I had always been interested in working within the pediatric field and found my niche while in undergrad, working with children with special needs. I quickly recognized the influence that occupational therapy had on children in their social, emotional, and physical well-being and new that was the career path for me.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?Graduating with my Masters degree at 22 and being a practicing Occupational Therapist for almost 7 years.
What do you love most about working at Eyas Landing?Being able to see the children flourish and the families prosper through the collaboration and efforts of the team mentality that Eyas Landing has is the biggest reason I love working at Eyas Landing.
How has the supervision at Eyas Landing supported your professional growth?When first starting to work at Eyas Landing, only having been practicing for 3 years, having such strong roll models and support through different occupational therapists helped to increase my knowledge base, practice style, communication skills, and ability to collaborate with a team.