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Rachel began her Occupational Therapy career in Miami Florida, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education at Georgia State University and earning her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University in Miami. There she predominantly worked with children on the Autism spectrum. Originally from Atlanta Georgia, she relocated back home in January 2011 and joined a small private practice, Kids Can, where she currently works.
Rachel has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses; however, over the past 12 years she has become specialized in working with children that have challenges associated with Sensory Processing Disorders. Prior to working as an Occupational Therapist, she was trained to provide behavioral intervention to children with Autism and other related diagnoses.
In addition to working with Kids Can, Rachel currently works as a part time professor teaching Occupational Therapy courses at Barry University. She currently teaches Development and Intervention, Conditions across the lifespan, and a special topics Sensory Integration Course. She is just completing her 12th year of teaching.
Rachel completed additional specialty training in Sensory Processing Disorders through the Star Institute in 2009, after successfully completing their level one mentorship program. She has certifications with Interactive Metronome (IM), Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), and Therapeutic Listening and Quick Shifts Programs. She has also completed extensive professional training courses related to Sensory Processing Disorder, Vestibular Processing, Visual Processing, Handwriting Without tears, Brain Gym, rehabilitation focused on Integrating Primitive Reflexes, and Executive Dysfunction. She is trained in the Astronaut Training Protocol and The Wilbarger Touch Pressure Protocol. Her passion is working with children and their families and seeing the children she works with reach their full potential.