Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life.

 "Occupational therapists provide services to identify and meet needs of children experiencing delays or challenges in development; identifying and modifying or overcoming barriers that interfere with, restrict, or inhibit a child's functional performance; teaching and modeling skills and strategies to children and their families to extend therapeutic intervention; and adapting activities, materials and environmental conditions so children can participate under different conditions and in various environments". - American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapists

Laura Thaw

Laura graduated from Elizabethtown College with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has special interest and expertise in treating children with sensory processing disorders and learning differences. Laura is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) and has had training in the Wilbarger Brushing Protocol, Therapeutic Listening, the DIRFloortime Model and Handwriting Without Tears.

Amanda Medlin

Amanda was born & raised in North Carolina, attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and East Carolina University where she received a degree in Occupational Therapy. She has been trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and Handwriting Without Tears. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Kiel and their two boys Grayson and Graham. 

Sarah Moore

Sarah, originally from Beckley, graduated with a degree in Occupational Therapy from West Virginia University. 

Cheryl Pinkney