I have over 15 years of experience working with children and families. I have spent the last 5 years of my occupational therapy career specializing in feeding therapy for children with special needs and their families, including breast- and bottle-feeding issues, picky and problem eaters, rare/significant food allergies, sensory aversions, g-tube transitions, and more. This includes interdisciplinary work with an amazing team of speech therapists and physical therapists. I have continuing education in feeding therapy techniques, oral-motor/sensory development, nutrition, sensory integration, self-regulation programs, self-help skills, handwriting, and more. I also have a background in applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior management, and parent training.
I am a mama to happy, wild, and amazing small children. My 5-year-old daughter loves creating artwork, pretend play, and exploring the outdoors. My 2-year-old son is a scooter-maniac and loves experiencing life with his whole body! I have had first-hand parenting experience with doulas and midwives, lactation consultants, sleep coaching, pediatricians, and all that the world of babies and toddlers has to offer.
As a human, I enjoy spending time outdoors, preferably at the beach or in the mountains. I love reading and attempting crossword puzzles. I try to practice yoga and run, but exercise often consists of chasing kids around the yard! I also love traveling, eating good food and going wine and beer tasting with my husband.