Allison G., OTR/L
Allison attended college at Grand Valley State University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then earned her Master of Science degree in OT.
Allison has been a pediatric school-based OT for the past three years. Through that experience, she has gained knowledge working with children of various abilities and diagnoses, including, autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, specific learning disabilities, speech and language impairments, developmental and fine motor delays. She is trained in the therapeutic listening program. This technique is used to treat sensory integration, attention and communication needs. When using this intervention, music is modulated to activate specific parts of the brain. She also completed a training course on Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia.
Allison also worked in an inpatient OT rehabilitation hospital where she gained experience working with many different specialized teams. She worked with patients with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, strokes, medically complex histories (multi-level surgeries, chronic illness/disease) and pediatric injuries/illness.
Additionally, she has experience working as a camp counselor at a recreation for three consecutive summers. During graduate school, she worked as a personal care assistant for a young adult where she was responsible for assisting and supervising daily living activities such as transportation, grocery shopping, and social interaction in the community.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and new puppy Berkley. She enjoys going to the beach, going for walks or hikes, and spending time with their family & friends. She has a strong passion for working with and helping children of all ages and abilities!