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Crystal Covington

An experienced occupational therapist with a wealth of experience as a mom and a professional who specializes in ASDCS.

NY

1:1 Consults

Experienced parent

Occupational Therapist

Age Ranges Served

4-23+

Certifications

MOT, OTR/L, ASDCS

Experience with Conditions

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Down Syndrome

Learning Disability

Brain Injury

Cerebral Palsy

Intellectual Disability

Developmental Delay

Behavioral Disorder

Spina Bifida

Baby Developmental Delay

Services Offered

Let's talk about your child's IEP - a parent and OT Perspective

As a special needs parent, sibling, and occupational therapist, I have sat on both sides of the table at IEP meetings. With my experience, I will help you to explore ideas & strategies to get the best care for your child. Here are just some of the ways that I can help you: 1.Assisting a parent in reviewing IEP objectives and their child's progress. 2. Pre-IEP meeting coaching to help parent develop questions prior to review. 3. Reviewing and suggesting updates to IEP goals and understanding what resources are needed to meet those updated goals. 4. Assisting with preparing for the Triennial IEP Review - ensuring the parent is able to advocate what is needed for the child. 5. Updating your IEP to include transition goals for their child so that they are prepared when a school is no longer an option. 6. Explain occupational therapy terms that might be confusing. I'll help you understand your IEP and we will spend time together to ensure your questions are answered. I am here to support you & to help you be the best advocate for your child.

not included in subscription$50.00

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Ages 4-23Ages 4-23

30 Minutes30 Minutes

About

With over 15 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, I have a wealth of experience working in my field. After graduating with a BA from Bucknell University in Animal Behavior & Spanish, I researched various ways to work with animals & became interested in occupational therapy. I graduated from Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus) where I earned a BS/MS in Occupational Therapy. Currently, I am a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS). Currently, I work with the New York City Department of Education as a Senior Occupational Therapist. I have experience collaborating with families to fulfill Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), providing treatment, and conducting evaluations. Previously, I worked with the Young Adult Institute (YAI) for approximately 8 years to help adults with developmental disabilities function & participate in their residential setting and community. Not only is my passion my profession, it is also personal. I have been featured in the OT Practice Magazine, discussing my unique perspective of having a brother with autism & choosing to become an occupational therapist. I have also participated in presentations & a workshop for the American Occupational Therapy Association Conferences. Although I do not work with animals directly, I still have a goal of bringing my dog to work with me in the future!