Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Julianna Polder

MA, OTR/L, CLC

Hello, I am so excited to work with you and your child. Over the course of my career I have spent many years working with children in multiple settings- private clinics, hospitals, schools, preschools, daycares, early intervention programs, and in their homes. I have also spent many years raising my own children and I understand challenges, frustrations, joys, busyness, and the demands of being a parent. I have seen children thrive most with not just the appropriate interventions, but when knowledge, support, expertise, and strategies are given to parents so that they can incorporate these tools into their child’s daily life. This is the key to success with therapy tools and to making a positive change in the daily life of a child who is struggling. I am excited to work with Kinspire using a platform that allows me to work intimately with both the child and their parents to achieve the best results possible to help both the child and the family thrive!

Education and Practice

  • Texas Women’s University, Masters of Arts - MA, Occupational Therapy, Pediatric Speciality

  • Creighton University, Bachelors of Science- BS, Occupational Therapy

Specialties and Certifications

  • Advanced Pediatric Practitioner, Texas Women's University

  • Certified Lactation Counselor

  • Healthy Children’s Project

  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification

  • Rhythmic Movement Training

Testimonial

Juli Polder has been such a great resource and a wealth of information while we navigate the best course of action for my 5 year olds sensory needs. Patient & caring are some of the qualities that pop into my mind when I think of her. She is realistic in her advice and approach is always of the upmost respect.

J. Lopina