Brigid has over 20 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy, which started right after her graduation from East Carolina University with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She set up her own fieldwork clinicals in Iowa where she assisted in the development of a therapeutic horseback riding program. She gained practical experience in the school and home health areas of pediatric OT. After the birth of her daughter, she moved back to the east coast to be closer to her family. She further explored other areas of pediatric occupational therapy to include both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Brigid loves to think outside the box and use her creativity in order to assist the child in achieving their maximum potential. This has driven her to seek out a variety of continuing education courses, as she wants to maximize the tools in her therapeutic repertoire.
Brigid is certified in Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, Handwriting without Tears, and has been a certified Relationship-Based Intervention specialist. She has extensive training and continuing education in sensory processing, ASD, executive functioning, sensory diets, Beckman Oral Motor, Bal-A-Vis-X, Alert Program, Zones of Regulation, emotional regulation, MNRI (reflex integration), craniosacral therapy, and auditory and visual processing education. She enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses including ASD, sensory processing disorders, developmental delay, prematurity, chromosomal disorders, Down syndrome, TBI, and CP.
Brigid strives to work with families to empower them to play an active role in their child’s therapy experience in order to achieve maximum growth and development. She has been a clinical fieldwork supervisor for the past 10 years, guiding occupational therapy students as they build a clinical understanding of child development. She has close working relationships with professionals in a variety of other fields in order to ensure a truly holistic approach to treatment, and she prides herself on supportive and positive relationships with her clients and their families.
When she is not working, Brigid keeps busy with her 15-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, which provides up-close and personal experience with childhood development. She also enjoys fitness training and professional sports and is a life-long Duke fan. She is eager to help you and your family on your journey.