Katie received her Master's degree and Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in pediatrics. Since receiving her Doctorate degree in 2010, Katie has practiced exclusively in pediatric settings, including school-based settings and multi-disciplinary clinic-based settings with an emphasis in sensory integration theory and practice. She has worked with children birth to 12 years of age with a variety of diagnoses, focusing on the development of fine motor, gross motor, visual motor, and visual perceptual skills, self-care skills, feeding skills, sensory processing skills, and self-regulation.
Katie has received additional post-professional training in Therapeutic Listening™, The SOS Approach to Feeding, Sensory Integration Theory and Practice, Visual Perception and Problem Solving, and Social Thinking. In addition, she utilizes numerous therapy approaches including Handwriting Without Tears, the Zones of Regulation, the ALERT Program for Self Regulation, and the Superflex Social Thinking curriculum. Katie values a collaborative, child-centered, and intrinsically motivated approach to treatment to assist children in developing the valuable skills needed to participate to the fullest extent possible in their daily lives, including at home, school, and in the community.