Special Interests & Certifications: sensory integration, feeding difficulties, education/teaching, early intervention, SIPT certification #5112
Abby earned her Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida and then went on to obtain her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2006 from Nova Southeastern University. She has provided occupational therapy in Florida and North Carolina working mostly with the pediatric population in clinic, home, daycare and school settings.
Abby has experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses including: autism, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, fine motor and visual motor/perceptual issues, and other syndromes and disabilities. Throughout her experience she has focused most of her training in learning evidence-based interventions in working with children with sensory processing disorder, significant picky eating habits, and feeding difficulties.
Abby holds a certification for the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Test) and has completed numerous pediatric based intervention coursework in feeding (SOS Approach and CAN-EAT Approach), fine motor development, neuro-developmental treatment approach, constraint-induced movement therapy, and visual motor/perceptual development. She also has experience in providing aquatic therapy. Abby has a passion to educate the children and families she works with to see the possibilities, help achieve their goals, and for all to be happy.
Abby is a native Floridian, and moved to the Raleigh area in 2008. She relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2016 and is raising three daughters with her husband. She considers herself a foodie, enjoys traveling to eat and learn about new places with her family and friends, and loves to watch football.