Annie, MS, OTR/L
Annie graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. Before OT school, she began working with young children in 2015 as an assistant early childhood teacher. Here, she co-taught all curriculums for kids ages 2-5 and worked individually with children on fine motor development and appropriate behavior skills. Prior to relocating to Boston for graduate studies, she worked at a public school in Virginia as a paraprofessional, helping integrate children on the autism spectrum into their classrooms and access grade-level curriculum. After moving to Boston, she led a therapy team that screened children for public preschool IEP services as they were aging out of Early Intervention. This role involved assessing a child’s cognitive skills, home and daycare visits to observe a child in their familiar environment and recommending strategies to caregivers in order to facilitate child development. As team lead, she managed all parent relations, and it was here that she gained an appreciation for working with the family unit.
She has worked with children of varying backgrounds including kids with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, down syndrome, and specific learning disabilities. Annie also has experience working with children that have fine motor delays and difficulty with emotional and behavioral regulation. She has a specific interest in helping children socially participate through play and peer/caregiver interactions.
Annie is passionate about providing therapy to children and believes that intervention is most effective when caregivers are involved in the process.
Annie recently moved to the Raleigh area and is enjoying getting to know local restaurants and nearby hikes. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning to crochet and anything outdoors.