All of our occupational therapists are board certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and licensed within the state of Texas.
Our entire occupational therapy team is skilled in treating the following areas of concern: sensory processing disorder/differences, dysgraphia and handwriting, motor coordination difficulties, developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorders, fine and visual motor skills, and neurological impairments. Additionally, several of our therapists specialize in treating the following: sensory feeding, oral motor feeding, bottle and breastfeeding difficulties, adaptive equipment, and functional vision difficulties.
Brooke received both her BA in child development and MS in occupational therapy from Tufts University in Boston. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings such as early intervention, public and private schools, pediatric acute care, and community-based programs. She is passionate about working with children with dyslexia and executive functioning difficulties and loves to incorporate her theater background into therapeutic practice. Brooke is also trained in treating sensory-based pediatric feeding disorders and in Astronaut Training, a vestibular-visual therapeutic protocol. In her free time, Brooke enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, drawing, and traveling.
Carolyn received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She completed her clinical rotation at Big Sky Pediatric Therapy under the supervision of Caren Arnold and joined the Big Sky team upon her completion of school. Carolyn is passionate about collaborating with the families in her care to achieve the highest level of results possible for each child. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, going out on the lake and walking her dogs.
Specialty Certifications: Astronaut Training
Kim received her BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and her MS in occupational therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. She has worked in a variety of hospital settings including inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitation, mental health and a hospital for medically fragile children. She also has extensive experience as a school based therapist including Eanes ISD. She has a particular passion for using low tech and high tech strategies to assist those children who struggle with the writing process or who are emerging writers. In her non-professional life she finds fulfillment in the joys of parenting two sons, traveling with her husband, reading, attending the theater and volunteering as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for children who have been abused or neglected. She also has a fondness for silly puns and Broadway show tunes.
Specialty Certifications: ATP (Assitive Technology Professional) issued by the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of America (RESNA)
Laurie graduated from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with both adults and children in home health, school and outpatient pediatric clinic settings. Laurie has a special interest in mindfulness and yoga for children and has completed the Level 1 Aerial Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids certification through Yogapeutics. In her spare time she enjoys writing, hiking and soaking up the Austin music scene.
Marissa graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She attended the University of Southern California where she earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy. Marissa completed her clinical rotations in subacute care, pediatric acute care, intensive care unit, and inpatient psychiatric care. Marissa is passionate about working with young children as well as those with neurological conditions. Marissa became an OT because she was interested in helping people be successful in daily tasks and gain independence. She has received training in NDT (Neurodevelopmental Treatment) as well as bottle and breastfeeding. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, walking her dog, and exploring Austin with her friends.