Michelle, always had the desire to work with children. Born and raised in New Jersey, she met and married her husband who is in the military. She has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for 16 years. Michelle graduated from New York University in 2002 with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. Michelle has years of experience working in pediatric settings to include; public schools, head starts programs, home based/community settings, and play based sensory clinics. These opportunities have allowed her to work with children with a wide variety of developmental delays and diagnosis. Michelle has a passion for learning new treatment approaches and techniques to bring to her treatment sessions. Michelle is an Advanced Pediatric Interactive Metronome Specialist and Basic Integrative Listening System (ILS) practitioner for Focus programs. She also holds basic certifications in DIR/Floor time, The SOS Feeding Approach, and Kinesiology taping. She has trained extensively in the field of sensory processing disorders and has experience incorporating her knowledge and training from Touch Massage, Handwriting Without Tears Program, the Alert Program, and various other sensory integration techniques into her treatment sessions.
Michelle is married for 22 years, has 2 children and 2 loveable dogs. When not at work, Michelle enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family.