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Occupational Therapist

Weston, FL

your.email@example.com
111-222-3333
www.your-website.com

Work Experience

Occupational Therapist

Connections Therapy 4 Kids, Weston, FL

2009Current

Weston. FL 
Provide therapy using different techniques for varied caseload birth to 18 years. Responsible for paperwork evaluations and re- evaluations using various instruments.. Integrated Listening System specialist for clinic. Consult and collaboration with speech pathologists, early intervention team members, behavioral specialists, doctors, developmental specialists and service coordinators. Update parents and caregivers on patient status.

Part-time Contract Therapist

Pediatherapy Therapy Associates, Weston, FL

2008 2010

Provide therapy for varied 
caseload. Responsible for paperwork evaluations and re- evaluations. Consult and collaboration with speech pathologist.

Contract therapist

Peoplefirst Rehabilitation, National,

2007 2009

in Broward County School System 
Responsibilities include providing occupational therapy 
services for students with various diagnoses including DD, 
LD, EBD, OHI, InD and ASD. Responsible for all paperwork, 
including updating annual goals and IEPs. Participating in team 
meetings and staff consultation as needed. Collaboration with 
AT, behavior support teachers, speech therapists and school 
psychologists to enhance treatment of students.

Contract Therapist

Interim Therapy Services, Plantation, FL

2003 2007

Contract therapist in Broward County School System 
Responsibilities included providing occupational therapy 
services for students with various diagnoses including DD, 
LD, EBD, OHI, InD and ASD. Responsible for all paperwork, 
including updating annual goals and IEPs. Participated in team 
meetings and staff consultation as needed. Collaborated with 
AT, behavior support teachers, speech therapists and school 
psychologists to enhance treatment of students.

Occupational Therapist

Center for Speech and Language Disorders, Elgin, IL

2001 2003

Elgin, IL 
Provided individual and group therapy for clients 3- with various diagnoses including Aspberger's Syndrome, PDD, SPD, LD, ADD/ADHD and Hyperlexia. Responsible for implementing group therapy sessions utilizing self-regulation 
strategies and handwriting remediation techniques. Participated in and led parent support meetings regarding IEP issues, toilet 
training of the special needs child and facilitation of play skills by parents with children on the Autism spectrum. Contributing 
author of A Parent's Guide to Hyperlexia: Therapy that Works. 
Instrumental in planning and leading "Power Play." A program 
developed for pre-school aged children intended to provide in- tensive therapy for transition into mainstream school or group 
situations. Developed intensive therapy groups for older clients 
focusing on fine motor and organizational skills. Evaluated clients 
using various developmentally appropriate instruments. Documented on caseload.

Teacher's aide/Occupational Therapist's aide

The Cove School, Northbrook, IL

1996 1998

in private school for children K through 12th grade. Responsible for assisting teachers and therapist with planning and implementing specialized educational/therapeutic programs for students with moderate to profound learning disabilities. Individual and group instruction.. Participated in faculty meetings. Participated in meetings between private school and Chicago Public School District for educational planning/transition planning.

Personal tutor

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

1995 1996

for "at risk" athletes with various diagnosis including ADHD, visual impairments and learning challenges. Helped create position for a liaison between student athletic office and office of student affairs for student's with disabilities in order to assure student athletes were receiving ADA accommodations legally afforded to them. 
 
Fieldwork 
Level I 
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 
In patient Psychiatric Unit-Direct treatment with in-patient adult and adolescent population. Assessment using Allen Cognitive Level Screening Tool. Particiapated in ADL groups, craft groups and life skills groups as well as one-on-one leisure interest sessions. 
 
Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 
In patient Adult Rehabilitation Unit- ADL re-training, transfer training, kitchen management and community mobility using "EZ Street" an indoor simulated community environment. 
 
Level II 
Provena St. Joseph Outpatient Rehabilitation, Elgin, IL 
Hand Therapy clinic- Provided outpatient hand therapy as well as interventions for patients with CVAs and MS. Provided worker's compensation assessments. Communicated with doctors. Wrote goals. Documented progress. Utilized various treatment modalities including ultrasound and iontopheresis. Provided therapeutic massage. Utilized range of motion testing as well as manual muscle testing. Documented on caseload. 
 
St. Alexius Medical Center, Schaumburg, IL 
Hospital Based Therapy-Evaluated and provided treatment to patients in acute rehabilitation unit, sub-acute rehabilitation unit, NICU, SNF, PICU, ICU, adult outpatient rehabilitation. Communicated with doctors. Wrote goals and documented progress. Participated in team treatment meetings. Co-treated with PT. Fabricated splints.

Education

M.S in Occupational Therapy

Rush University,

2001

B.A in Humanities and Comparative Literature

University of Kansas,

1994

Additional Information

Highlights of Qualifications 
* Skilled in working with professional treatment teams including doctors, psychologists, case workers, speech therapists, behaviorist, transition leaders, clients, parents, physical therapists, feeding specialists and other occupational therapists. 
* Experience implementing specialized exercise programs, specialized writing programs, reflex integration exercises, specialized feeding programs and therapeutic listening programs. 
* Experience implementing as well as utilizing Sensory Integration interventions in home, clinic, school and work environments 
* Knowledge of functional communication strategies including PECS and sign language. 
* Specialist in Hyperlexia 
* Trained in low vision techniques as well as specialized reading and math programs. 
* Experience writing and implementing Individualized Educational Plans. 
*Autism specialist 
*Trained in, as well as providing training in, several behavior modification techniques/systems. 
*Contributing Author of A Parent's Guide to Hyperlexia: Therapy that Works. 
* Supervision experience of COTAs 
* Clinical instructor for Level I and Level II students
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