Pediatric Occupational Therapist
MS, OTR/L, PP-OTD/S
Jennifer is a pediatric occupational therapist who grew up on the gulf coast of Florida where she resides with her family. She is passionate about inclusion, community, and foster care. Jennifer’s clinical interests include sensory integration, trauma-informed care, responsive feeding, and mental health in pediatrics. Her background includes outpatient and acute care in pediatrics, inpatient rehab, home health, and skilled nursing. Her extensive experience in various settings have instilled in her a commitment to centering caregiver and family involvement to promote skill development, wellbeing, and health. A dedication to family-centered care is what drew her to Kinspire. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is currently pursuing her post-professional doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Baylor University where she serves as an adjunct lecturer. She will graduate in December 2023.
Education and Practice
Baylor University, Post Professional Doctorate - PP-OTD, Occupational Therapy
Florida Gulf Coast University, Master of Science - MS, Occupational Therapy
University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts - BS, English Literature
Beckman Oral Motor Protocol
Trauma Based Relational Intervention
Trauma-Informed Sensory Motor Approach
AEIOU Approach to Pediatric Feeding
"My favorite part about being an occupational therapist with Kinspire is the opportunity to build a collaborative relationship with caregivers and to see children in their natural environments."
We have been so incredibly lucky to have Jennifer as our occupational therapist for our children. She is kind, cares about our children’s wellbeing and happiness, and is involved in the community. We have seen so much progress in our children’s day-to-day abilities since they have started working with her seven months ago! I believe that Jennifer is not only passionate about pediatric OT, but she was born to do it!