“As a pediatric occupational therapist, I strive to put my families first. I spend time getting to know each individual family and child through observation, interview and thorough assessment, which provides me with a background on how to best treat each child with the most appropriate and unique interventions. I strive for open communication with each family, providing the best evidence-based care and encourage children to be courageous, strong, hardworking and proud with each therapeutic intervention.”
Heather primarily works in outpatient pediatric therapy with children diagnosed with a variety of neuro diverse conditions including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, etc. She is extremely passionate about the pediatric population and has over 10 years of experience working with individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum in a variety of settings, including schools, summer camps, home health and pediatric clinics. Through unique and creative interventions, Heather strives to put her patients and families first, encouraging each child to be courageous, strong and hardworking with each therapeutic intervention.
Heather joined SportsMed team in 2020 where she treated adults in outpatient neurology, but quickly returned to her passion of working with children and their families. With an undergraduate degree in recreation therapy, she prides herself in movement based activities for every child.
Outside of the clinic, Heather enjoys running, cycling, hiking, camping, backpacking and skiing – anything that involves being outside with her golden retriever and husband.
Qualifications and experience
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Occupational Medicine, Pediatrics
University of North Carolina (2014)
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
A.T. Still University (2019)
- Clinical interest for patients
I currently specialize in pediatrics, which includes feeding interventions, sensory processing interventions, fine motor integration, vestibular rehabilitation and self-regulation techniques for a variety of diagnoses including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, etc..
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