Sarah has been working with the pediatric population since graduating from James Madison University in 2011 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has experience working with children from six months old through adolescence in a variety of settings including schools, daycares, homes, and outpatient clinics. She has dedicated her career to the pediatric population, striving to understand the functional outcomes needed for success in each setting important in a child’s life.
Sarah has received training in, Handwriting Without Tears, Visual/ocular motor difficulties, Sensory Integration, Oral motor feeding techniques, Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique, Therapeutic Listening, and Interactive Metronome. The courses she has taken throughout her career include Sensory Integration and Praxis Testing, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, Brachial Plexus Injury and Treatment, and Neurodevelopmental Treatment Handling and Approaches.
She has worked with children of varying backgrounds, needs and diagnoses, including autism, developmental delay, Sensory feeding difficulties, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Brachial Plexus Injury, and handwriting difficulties. She has enjoyed learning something new from each family she meets and collaborating with them to develop home programs striving for success in each environment important for that child and family.
Outside of occupational therapy, Sarah enjoys traveling, shopping, interior decorating, and CrossFit. On the weekends she can be found in her gym, Black Bolt CrossFit, watching HGTV, at Target, or walking around the lake with her husband Trey and bulldog Tallulah.