An experienced occupational therapist with a wealth of experience as a mom and a professional who specializes in ASDCS.
Let's talk about your IEP (30 minutes)
I will help you to explore ideas & strategies for your family. I can help you understand an IEP. We will spend time together as you see fit.
OT Consultation with Crystal (30 minutes)
Do you have a question for an occupational therapist, but are too embarrassed to ask? Wish you could chat with a parent/sibling that understood your experience? Then I'm the person for you! I will help you to explore ideas & strategies for your family. I have experience with child advocacy and can help you understand an IEP, puberty issues, or just be a listening ear. We will spend time together as you see fit.
Text or video chat with Crystal (30 minutes)
I have a special needs older brother, a son on the autism spectrum, and 14 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist. I will help you to explore ideas & strategies for your family. I have experience with child advocacy and can help you understand an IEP, puberty issues, or just be a listening ear. We will spend time together as you see fit. (I speak Spanish too!)
Years of Experience
Early intervention (0 - 3)
Preschool (4 - 5)
Pre-teen (6 - 12)
Teen (13 - 19)
Transition (18 - 23)
Adult age (23+)
MOT, OTR/L, ASDCS
Experience with Conditions
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mild Behavioral Issues
Patient or Caregiver Support
Puberty or Sexual Issues
Toileting or Hygiene Problems
With over 14 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!