Katelyn has been an Occupational Therapist for over 13 years working with young children as well as adults and seniors. Katelyn completed her BS in Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University in Hamden CT in 2002.
She gained initial experience with children through her fieldwork at the Schwartz Center for Children in Massachusetts serving children of all ages in multiple settings. Katelyn served school age children in the classroom setting and young children or babies in their homes. She also had the opportunity to provide sensory integration to children of all ages at a full sensory gym.
Katelyn began her career in Massachusetts working with young children in preschools, daycares and homes providing sensory integration, pre-writing skill development, sensory feeding strategies, and self-regulation techniques. She has experience working with children with developmental delays, fine motor delay, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and sensory integration disorder. She also spent many years working with adults in skilled nursing setting, including transitional care units and outpatient.
Katelyn believes in the importance of partnering with parents and caregivers, establishing positive relationships, and collaborating with the family for setting goals. She enjoys providing caregiver education and encouraging home programs. She has a passion for sensory integration. She is a member of AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association), certified by NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) and licensed by the State of North Carolina. She is also an AOTA Certified Clinical Instructor.
In her free time, Katelyn loves spending time with her family and playing outside with her two young sons. She is a spirited hockey fan and enjoys running, playing soccer and reading a good book.