Jennifer Varghese, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Varghese


The University of Texas at Austin – Child Development

New York Institute of Technology – Occupational Therapy


  • Early Intervention
  • Sensory Integration
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
Where are you from?I spent majority of my life in Dallas, Texas. However, I have had the opportunity to live in Austin, New York, and now Chicago!
What did you study?I completed my Bachelor of Science in Child Development at The University of Texas at Austin and my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at New York Institute of Technology.
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.My dad had an acoustic neuroma, which is a tumor that grows on the vestibular nerve. When removing the tumor, he endured a stroke. I was able to see how his therapy team really worked with him to become independent again. It is because of his therapists that he is doing well now, and I want to be able to make the same impact for others as well!
What do you specialize in?Early Intervention, Sensory Integration, Handwriting Without Tears, Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
Coffee or tea? I love coffee! However, it is more like I prefer creamer with a little bit of coffee.
Favorite therapeutic swing?Cuddle Swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? Graduating with my Masters degree
Books or movies?Movies
Where would you go on your dream vacation? Anywhere with a spa resort!
Favorite children’s book? Charlotte’s Web
What skill are you most proud of? I’m really great at finding the best restaurants.
Winter or summer? It depends where I am! I love winters in Texas and the summers in Chicago.