Olivia's Place, 上海市
Aug 2012 – May 2013
Screened, evaluated and treated infants and toddlers with general developmental delays, school-aged children with sensory integration problems, and older children with severe physical disabilities to maximize daily function in the
areas of play, self-cares, and learning. Worked in a variety of settings including clinic, school, and home. Set up home
programs to facilitate development milestone achievement, receive appropriate sensory input, and maximize overall
function. Educated parents and other caregivers ("ayis"), teachers, and other school staff such as guidance counselors and school psychologists. Gave educational presentations to the public about how to encourage development in children ages 0-2 and fine motor skills for school-aged kids. Conducted basic treatment sessions in Mandarin Chinese.
On Lok Lifeways, San Francisco, CA
May 2008 – Apr 2011
Was an OT for this non-profit organization whose mission is to keep frail elderly in their community homes as long as possible. Worked with two different interdisciplinary teams (one all Chinese center, and one center at a Convent).
Evaluated and treated geriatric persons in adult day health center setting and supporting environments for skilled
therapy needs and/or maintenance programs. Educated caregivers on how to maximize participants' ADL performance and safety in positioning and transfers. Supervised rehabilitation aides.
Associated Learning and Language Specialists, Redwood City, CA
Apr 2007 – Apr 2008
Screened, evaluated and provided individual sensory integration-based treatment to children ages two though ten in a
private clinic setting. Led infant/toddler groups in the occupational therapy gym as part of an early intervention class.
Evaluated and provided school-based occupational therapy to children ages three to eleven in special day classes at a
public school. Educated teachers, classroom staff, parents, and speech therapists about sensory processing. Created and implemented sensory diets and other home and school programs targeting fine motor skills, muscle
tone/strength/endurance, and visual skills necessary for self-care, play, and academic skills.
Stellar Rehabilitation, Verona, WI
Feb 2006 – Oct 2006
Provided OT services to assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Kept functional and holistic focuses to progress towards ADL goals using postural analysis, kinesiotaping, manual skills, lymphatic drainage techniques, exercises, and adaptive strategies. Trained in driving rehabilitation and assisted in the development of Stellar Driving Rehab Program in collaboration with parent company Adapted Experts. Communicated with and educated patients, staff, and families.
Advocated for patients in order to have more services at their facility and more therapy despite insurance obstacles.
Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI
Jan 2005 – Oct 2006
Evaluated and treated impairments impacting activities of daily living on the inpatient rehabilitation unit and organized
events to increase cultural awareness and staff efficiency in a job-shared position 1/05 - 9/05. After 9/05, provided OT
on-call coverage primarily in the orthopedic hand clinic involving treatment requiring splinting, modalities,
kinesiotaping, manual techniques, exercises, and educating patients on self-management strategies; occasionally
provided OT coverage in the outpatient day rehabilitation center and other inpatient areas.
Independent Health Care, Inc, Madison, WI
Oct 2004 – Oct 2006
Conduct scheduled home visits to evaluate client's needs and plan occupational therapy treatments according to ADL
related goals. Facilitate exercise, educate clients/families/staff, assess daily tasks, and alter the environment for maximal self-care ability of each client. Participate in meetings and communicate with other health professional to
coordinate care for each individual client.
University of WI, Madison, WI
Jul 2005 – Sep 2006
Coordinated the Senior Women's Fitness Program. Instructed women ages 40-85 in cardiovascular aerobic dance 3
days/week and strength, flexibility, and balance exercises 2 days/week with efficient, fun, and functional approaches.
Recruited and trained student instructors to lead and assist in classes. Developed methods for individual modifications through one-on-one manual cueing and verbal group cueing during classes. Established annual fitness testing in collaboration with a kinesiology class. Supervised all fitness testing sessions and met with participants individually to
discuss results and goals. Made daily recommendations for women with health or fitness related questions. Ordered and maintained equipment. Managed the SWFP budget. Recruited new class members through marketing strategies.
Independent Health Care, Inc,
Dec 2004 – Mar 2006
Team Rehab Juneau, WI
Provided OT services addressing physical, cognitive, visual-perceptual, and emotional deficits in a long-term traumatic
brain injury rehabilitation setting. Led groups focusing on community integration and social skills with speech therapy.
Co-treated with physical therapy and provided individual OT sessions for individuals needing neurological retraining,
including planning and going on community outings. Splinted upper extremities, consulted for positioning, instructed
patients, staff, and families in self-management for exercises and ADLs.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LAB ASSISTANT & INSTRUCTOR
Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI
Feb 2005 – Dec 2005
Spring semester '04: Assisted OTA students in the learning of assessment tools; gave feedback for accuracy of assessment execution, communication skills, and bedside manner during lab performances, assisted with grading. Fall
semester '05: Taught Medical Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation Practice for OTA students; created handouts and examinations; gave lectures and designed lab practicals for skills including ROM exercise and ADL adaptation, and
documentation; met with students individually for guidance as needed; communicated with other instructors regarding students' needs and performances; prepared students for fieldwork.
TRAVELING OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Aug 2003 – Sep 2004
Reflectx Staffing Various locations nationwide
Evaluated and treated adults and geriatrics in adult day health centers, outpatient, acute care, sub-acute and long-term
care facilities. Implemented treatment strategies for specific neurological and/or orthopedic conditions. Adapted bed and wheelchair positions. Co-treated with other therapy disciplines for group and individual treatments. Incorporated
modalities and soft tissue techniques to maximize outcomes. Educated patients, families, and staff for carryover of skills in other settings. Supervised rehabilitation aides carrying out exercise maintenance programs. Completed home
evaluations. Assisted with development of an OT department and awareness of services throughout the facility.
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Downtown YMCA, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 2002 – Jul 2003
Certified by Body Training Systems, Inc. to instruct BODY PUMP. Led weight-training classes to a general
population. Enforced good form to maximize functional muscular strength and endurance and improve posture.
Memorized and performed BTS choreography. Independently prepared and taught specialty exercise ball classes in a
corporate setting. Served as a resource and role model for effective exercise.
Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
Feb 2001 – Jun 2003
Evaluated physical, perceptual, and cognitive impairments of individuals in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation
settings. Planned and implemented treatment to retrain or compensate for impairments in ADLs. Issued assistive
devices/splints and involved modalities as needed. Provided patient/family/staff teaching. Taught home exercise
programs. Made equipment referrals. Provided OT treatment in aquatic setting. Educated outpatients in fracture
prevention for an osteoporosis program. Participated in OT scheduling to increase productivity and organization of department.
GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
University of WI, Madison, WI
Oct 1999 – Jun 2000
Led a floor aerobics class for women ages 50+. Led shallow and deep water aerobics classes for a general population.
Created and taught routines. Instructed participants in safe and effective exercise, proper body mechanics and preventative health strategies.