Our most veteran occupational therapist, Amy Fuselier, piloted our occupational therapy program over 16 years ago. Her keen eye for seeing a child’s strengths paved the way for the client-centered and strength-based approach for which Abilities occupational therapy department is known. In addition to providing direct occupational therapy services to the children of Abilities, Amy has mentored countless occupational therapy student clinicians and new graduate occupational therapists. She often presents both locally and regionally on topics including: the use of a team approach for evaluating and treating children with sensory, language, and learning difficulties, using innovative therapy approaches and technology in the treatment of children with Sensory Processing Disorders, handwriting remediation, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Amy graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans in 1995 and joined the Abilities team in early 2000.
Prior to joining the Abilities team Amy provided occupational therapy services to children with Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, and Fragile X Syndrome in an outpatient pediatric hospital setting.
Interactive Metronome (IM)
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
Integrated Listening System (iLs)
Handwriting Without Tears
Loops and Other Groups
Picture Exchange Communication System
How Does Your Engine Run? The Alert Program for Self-Regulation
DIR/Floor Time Approach
Visual Processing Training
A little something extra… “I truly believe that all children want to be successful in life. It has given me much joy over the past 20 years to see the children I have worked with grow, develop, and achieve their goals.”