Katherine F. – OTR/L

  • DISCIPLINES AND CREDENTIALSRegistered/Licensed, Pediatric Occupational Therapist Professional DIR- FCD Model Certificate In Emotional, Social and Cognitive Development International Speaker and Teacher
  • BIOGRAPHYAs a pediatric occupational therapist since 2001, Kathy has experience working with a wide range of children and families in the areas of sensory processing, social emotional development, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, visual spatial processing, handwriting and developmental play. She holds a Professional DIR-FCD Model Certificate in Emotional, Social and Cognitive Development obtained through Profectum. Kathy teaches parents and other professionals how to interpret behaviors through a sensory and emotional lens in order to support a child’s total development, whether the child is 10 months or 10 years old. She is a senior therapist, clinical manager, school consultant, supervisor, and regularly teaches in the Chicago community, and has taught internationally with DIRimé, Italy. Kathy is passionate in supporting children and families to connect, and as a Mom herself, gets lots of practice in the daily life and juggle of parenting.

    Areas of Specialty
    Sensory Processing Social Emotional Development Fine Motor Skills Gross Motor Skills Visual Spatial Processing Handwriting Developmental Play Parent Coaching: Behavior Interpretation through a Sensory and Emotional lens

    Treatment Approaches
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Exposure-Based Interventions Habit Reversal Training Dialectical Behavior Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Parent Training Intensive Treatment Home-Based Treatment