Experience, compassion, and a desire to support your child's success...
Education, Experience, and Training:
Stephanie graduated from Ithaca College with her M.S. in Occupational Therapy. She moved to Colorado and began her career working with Lucy Miller on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) research. Stephanie's experiences supporting the research on SPD became a driving force in her desire to provide evidence based therapy that is both child directed and fun for the pediatric clients she treats. She has experience working in pediatric rehabilitation, school settings, sensory clinics, and providing home therapy. In addition, Stephanie has spent over decade in supervision and administration, providing clinical guidance to occupational therapists and providing organizational and strategic planning supports to therapy programs and schools. She prides her work ethic on the desire to provide effective interventions for her clients, as well as efficient and supportive communication to the families, with a global goal for treating the whole child, not just a diagnosis.
Stephanie is SIPT certified (Sensory Integration Praxis Test), trained in Therapeutic Listening and the Astronaut Program, and has participated in an abundance of continuing education courses including Handwriting Without Tears, programs to support children with sensory and self regulation needs, programs for feeding, attention, behavioral management strategies, and more.
Stephanie has been providing occupational therapy to children in New York and New Jersey for the past 18 years. She is now providing services in Monmouth County, NJ.
Contact her to schedule a time to discuss your therapeutic needs.
What is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction") is a condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses. Pioneering occupational therapist and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, PhD, likened SPD to a neurological "traffic jam" that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively. (spdfoundation.net)
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