Ariel received a Masters in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California and a Bachelors from Stanford University. At Stanford, she researched pediatric motivation, self-regulation, and achievement in Carol Dweck’s developmental psychology lab. Before Connected Kidz, Ariel worked in a variety of occupational therapy settings, including pediatric sensory integration clinics, school-based therapy, outpatient brain injury, work hardening, work conditioning, ergonomics, health and wellness, and Lifestyle Redesign®.
She has experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, attention deficit disorders, anxiety disorders, and cerebral palsy. While working at California Pacific Medical Center’s Kalmanovitz Child Development Center, Ariel supported children through therapeutic interventions such as the ALERT program, Handwriting without Tears, Perceptual Enrichment Program (PEP), and Ayres Sensory Integration.
In her spare time, Ariel enjoys singing, dancing, traveling, and spending time outdoors.