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OT therapist

Jane Doe Therapist
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1414 Any St., San Francisco, CA, 94402, home (555) 555-3243, Jane.Doe@Internet.net

OFFERING

Six years of comprehensive experience in occupational therapy with emphasis in pediatric treatments, including on-site therapies at schools and homes.

OBJECTIVE

Pediatric occupational therapist position.

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CLINICAL
EXPERIENCE

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Someplace, CA., August 2004 – Present,

Independently provide educationally related therapy to special education students, grades pre-school through fifth grade while also mentoring new-grad occupational therapists on basic pediatric standard evaluation assessments and treatments for school-based therapy. Serve as professional resource for teachers and new-grad occupational therapists when they need guidance on how to succeed in treating and educating students with disabilities.

Apply techniques of Sensory Integration while also gaining more experiences in applying other advanced methods such as Handwriting Without Tears and Visual Motor/Visual Perceptual.

Treat a concentration of children with Autism and also children with Down Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, and general developmental delays

Pediatric Occupational Therapist, August 2000 – June 2004, Big School District, Someplace, NV.

Provide therapy to special education students, ages 3 to 21. Treat a wide range of disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Autism, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury, and general developmental delays. Independently manage and treat caseload of 35 to 45 children at six schools. Therapy was provided in the school setting.

As part of Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams, worked closely with special and general education teachers as well as parents and other team members. Gained extensive additional knowledge and understanding of the IEP process and related federal and state laws and regulations. Developed creative abilities to provide therapy despite shortage of appropriate facilities, equipment and other resources.

Gained greater understanding of Autism and consequently developed improved treatment techniques, because the number of autistic children increased significantly in the district. Received numerous compliments from direct supervisor and teachers for OT knowledge and skills, positive attitude and team cooperation.

CLINICAL
EXPERIENCE
cont.

                                    Pediatric Occupational Therapist, October 1999 -- August 2000, OT Resources, Someplace, WI. Provided therapy for children birth to 3 years of age with range of disabilities such as CP, Cerebral Vascular Accident, developmental delays, and rare chromosomal abnormalities. Therapy was provided in the facility and in the children’s homes.

                                    Occupational Therapist Intern, January -- March 1999, University of Someplace Hospital & Clinics, Someplace, WI. Provided therapy for children with severe disabilities and limitations. Administered assessments and provided treatment plans for treatment of the children. Made bilateral resting hand splints for 1-month-old infant with PIP and wrist contractures and also made a fabricated typing aid for a patient with CP.

Occupational Therapist Intern April -- June 1999, Someplace Hospital, Someplace, NV. Observed and assisted staff with treatment of various rehab patients. Developed treatment plans and implemented them. Administered assessments to determine patients’ level of functioning.

CERTIFICATION

OTR board certified

EDUCATION           

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Someplace, May 1999, overall GPA 3.4: Deans list, 3 semesters

COURSES:

Handwriting Without Tears, 2002, Handwriting Without Tears, Inc., Las Vegas, NV.

Sensory Defensiveness: And Related Social/Emotional And Neurological Problems, 2001, Patricia and Julia Wilbarger, OTR, Las Vegas, NV.

Pediatric Trunk Control and Stability, 2003, Christie Dunn, PT, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.

Positioning the Child with Severe CNS Involvement, 2004, Catherine Mulholland, OTR, Las Vegas, NV.

20-20 More Than Meets The Eye, 2003, Mary Lynn Ebert, PT, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.

Kinesio Taping for Pediatrics- KT1 & KT2, 2002, Heather Murray, PT, Kinesio Taping Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Strategies for Therapists Working in the School Setting, 2003, Mary Kawar, OTR, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV.

Awakening -- for Parents & Professionals Caring for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders, 2004, Carol Kranowitz, Las Vegas, NV.

RELATED
EXPERIENCES

Camp Manager for Special Needs Children, June -- August 1996, OT Resources, Someplace, WI. Managed summer camp program for 15 children with special needs, ranging in ages from 3 to 18 years old. Dealt with various diagnoses: Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, CP, and various chromosomal abnormalities. I planned all the activities and field trips for the camp. I directed the work of five other camp assistants.

REFERENCES

Available upon request

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