Becky D.

Occupational Therapist

Becky’s experience as a healthcare practitioner began as a Registered Nurse working at Cleveland Clinic Florida, in Weston, Florida from 2003-2008.  This experience inspired her to pursue a different path, one focused on holistic, client-centered intervention. In 2007 she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science, and in 2008 earned high honors with a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences for Occupational Therapy, both from Florida International University in Miami, FL.

Treating pediatric clients in childcare and home settings, Becky has worked with a broad range of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), genetic disorders, global developmental delays, seizure disorders, as well as low muscle tone, spasticity, sensory needs and maladaptive behaviors.

As a graduate student, she completed a 12-week internship with Pediatric Therapy Associates (PTA) of South Florida, working with children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delays and sensory processing disorders. This experience allowed her to gain knowledge in serial casting, splinting, wheelchair positioning, adaptive equipment, management of frequent seizures, environmental adaptations to support function and positive reinforcement behavioral modification. Becky worked with an education program in Florida that prioritized the mind-body connection of early childhood, with a curriculum designed for sensory modulation, establishing adaptive behaviors, bilateral integration, visual perceptual skills, fine and gross motor skills. This experience further enhanced her understanding of specialized skills required to serve pediatric populations and their families. She enjoys partnering with families in the local community, and developing client-based interventions to achieve functional, meaningful and family-directed goals. 

Becky Dougall, OT/L

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