Meghan is a pediatric occupational therapist who’s incredibly excited about helping children learn, grow, and achieve their goals. She loves to use a play-based, child led approach to connect with clients to engage in therapy. She believes it is important for every member of a child’s team to be involved in treatment planning and implementation of home programming. By applying different approaches to meet the individual needs of her clients, she provides parents/caregivers with “a-ha” moments and problem-solving strategies to help their children reach meaningful outcomes.
Meghan is a Cary, North Carolina native and currently resides in Durham. She discovered her love of occupational therapy during her undergraduate studies at Meredith College while completing an externship at a local pediatric OT clinic. While at Meredith College, she also gained valuable experience working with children with Autism, which further shaped her passion for working with children. Meghan completed her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy at East Carolina University in 2017. She has clinical experience working in the school system, inpatient rehab, NICU and pediatric outpatient clinic settings.
Meghan has a strong background in addressing sensory integration, handwriting development, social skills, self-regulation skills, self-care skills, praxis skills, fine/gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, range of motion, reflex integration, and feeding. She also has experience with developing and leading therapeutic group programs, individual handwriting clinics, and individual bike riding clinics.
Meghan has experience with specialized programs such as the Zones of Regulation, Alert Program, Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique (Wilbarger Brushing Protocol), iLs Focus System, Astronaut Training, and various programs from Social Thinking. Meghan is certified in administration of the iLs Safe and Sound Protocol which is targeted to help individuals regulate their nervous system more efficiently. She also is a Certified Handwriting Specialist through Learning Without Tears.