As an occupational therapist, Rachel finds helping children and their families to be very meaningful. She provides direct therapy to the children of Abilities and is particularly interested in how interpretation of visual stimuli impacts children’s daily activities such as handwriting, environmental awareness, and motor coordination. Rachel enjoys providing therapy here at our clinic and can most often be found in our sensory gym, helping children learn the skills necessary for success.
Rachel graduated with her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Shreveport and joined the Abilities team in April of 2014.
Prior to joining the Abilities team, Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. While working at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Shreveport, Rachel gained valuable experience working with children on the Autism Spectrum and children with Sensory Processing Disorders. She also has experience treating children who have handwriting and visual perceptual difficulties.
Handwriting Without Tears: Kindergarten- 5th Grade Readiness and Writing
Cognition and Executive Functioning
Best Practices in Sensory Processing Skills to Enhance Participation
Motor and Praxis Skills
Best Practices in Visual Perception and Academic Skills to Enhance Participation