Shannon White, M.S., OTR/L, received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She brings with her experience from a variety of settings, which helps her to incorporate multiple perspectives into her practice. Shannon has provided comprehensive therapy to children and adolescents with mild to severe developmental delays due to wide variety of diagnoses. She has experience with providing occupational therapy services in outpatient hospital rehabilitation, outpatient mental health and private clinic settings. She began her career working with at-risk youth in San Francisco through the Occupational Therapy Training Program and in more recent years has transitioned to working with children through multiple Bay Area clinics.
Shannon has received post-professional, advanced training in Sensory Integration Theory and Intervention through the USC/WPS professional program. She has gained additional proficiency in Social Thinking™, Astronaut Training™ (a sound activated vestibular-visual protocol), Therapeutic Listening ™, and Handwriting Without Tears™. Additionally, she utilizes numerous other therapy approached focused on self-regulation (the Alert Program for Self-Regulation and Zones of Regulation). Shannon completed an advanced internship-training program through OT 4 Kids and Developmental Pathways for Kids. She also has experience with development of gross motor and fine motor skills, visual motor and perceptual skill development, and facilitating self-care skills in children.
Shannon is passionate about making each relationship unique and creating a safe and intrinsically motivating environment in which children can develop the necessary skills to be active and fulfilled members of their own lives.