Hi! I am Courtney, an occupational therapist, board certified behavior analyst, and a mom to 2 kids! OT OuTside started as an Instagram account in 2015 when I was home with a 2 year old and infant. I hope to inspire OTs and caregivers with easy, fun, and intentional ways to connect with children and knowledge about the benefits of play, sensory experiences, and process art.
OT OuTside has evolved into a weekly toddler group to bring together parents and tots for sensory based activities and process art projects. I also work with clients individually and in small group sessions.
When I’m not getting messy with toddlers, I see clients of all ages privately in their home or out exploring nature to give parents tangible ideas and support they can do without fancy equipment.
A bit about my professional experience…
-OT Clinical Doctorate
-Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience conducting functional behavior assessments (FBAs)
-Lecturer at San Jose State University
-School based OT for over 10 years
-Certified in Handwriting Without Tears
-Certified in Integrated Listening Systems (iLS)
-Previous work at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County
-Early Intervention experience
-Experience conducting Independent Educational Evaluations