Pediatric Movement Specialist
I am a School Based Physical Therapist and have been in the industry for 20 years. I am a mom of two grown sons whose journey inspired me to think outside of the box with development and learning. In addition to studying at Northeastern University for Physical Therapy. I spent 6 years traveling to California, New York and Maryland to learn Energy Kinesiology. My passion is to empower students, teachers and parents to listen to the body's messages through movement and provide them with tools and language to optimize their bodies for learning and self regulation.
Through the unique lens of a diversely trained clinician complete an assessment to determine what aspects of functional movement and body control are impact behavior, attention and learning.
Please explore my workshop offerings. I offer school based workshops to address the growing occurance of movement challenges in the classroom. Also, parenting classes to problem solve movement challenges in school and at home.
Identifying someone who may have gross motor deficits
I hear about students that are
often related to
blocks of gross motor
•Difficulty walking on stairs
•Difficulty staying in line
•Bumping into students or objects
•Constant motion- avoids static positions
•Difficulty staying seated
•Difficulty with legibility in writing
•Difficulty tracking in reading
•Poor attention to lessons
•Difficulty with proximity to peers
Gross motor function: the building blocks of learning