Sibling Piggyback

I have been working with infants and children and their families for 19 years in a variety of settings. I have specialized in working with children with neurodevelopmental differences and those for whom traditional occupational therapy approaches in medical and educational programs have resulted in minimal progress and success. I believe it is often a matter of not implementing the right strategies at the right time in a child's life. If we aim too high, or fail to discover and address the root causes of the challenges we see, we miss the mark and invest too much time, energy, and money with little reward, and with a significant amount of frustration and decreased self-esteem in the process. I want to provide the right services at the right time for the right reasons. I value individualized and relationship-based methods that assume all children want to do well, but many need help to do so. I consider myself to be a detective of sorts, investigating all the contributors to a child's struggles, and working to ameliorate those in order to optimize a chid's functioning. I also consider myself to be a coach, or mentor, equipping parents and other caregivers with the tools they need to have the greatest impact on their child's development in the setting that matters most, the home, while in the context of the relationships that matter most, those between a child and his or her primary caregivers. I hope you will allow me to join you on this journey to discovering your child's unique needs, and overcoming their foundational challenges.