As an occupational therapist, Jill helps children to develop the skills necessary for success with academic performance, self-care, play, and social interaction. She believes that facilitating development of these foundational skills through early intervention helps to build meaningful relationships between a child and their family or peers. Jill’s passion has led her to lecture to occupational therapy graduate and undergraduate students about the field of occupational therapy and its role in pediatrics. While Jill enjoys working with children of all abilities, she shares a special connection with children on the Autism Spectrum. In addition to her role as therapist, Jill has served as a mentor to countless occupational therapy student clinicians.
Jill graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University, New Orleans and joined the Abilities team in May of 2007.
Prior to joining the Abilities team, Jill studied psychology at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She worked as an occupational therapist at an outpatient rehab facility to remediate physical and cognitive challenges in both adults and children.
Interactive Metronome (IM)
Handwriting Without Tears
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
How Does your Engine Run? Alert Program for Self-Regulation
DIR Floortime Approach
Intensive Sensory Integration Training
Visual Processing Training
A little something extra… “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child CAN do instead of what he cannot do.”- Temple Grandin
“Most people see what is, and never see what could be.”- Albert Einstein