Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Child Development, Family-Centered Pediatric Therapy Services
About Michelle R. DeJesus, MS OTR/L:
As a pediatric occupational therapist, Michelle has worked with hundreds of families and children to support them in reaching family-centered goals that allow the child to reach their fullest potential. With specialty experience in neurodevelopmental conditions and early intervention, Michelle has become an expert in child development and treating a wide array of conditions including: autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, Down’s Syndrome, torticollis, prematurity, and more. She has specifically received training in evidenced-based and innovative treatment programs and protocols such as mirror therapy, neurodevelopmental techniques, constraint-induced movement therapy, handwriting without tears (HWT), proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and more.
Michelle’s personal treatment approach relies heavily on family education and empowerment, knowing that neurological evidence supports integrating family goals and priorities into the plan of care in order to allow the child to thrive across all environments. She is confident that she can provide the tools that the family needs in order to increase parent confidence in working with their child despite a diagnosis and improve the child’s ability to participate in all of their daily activities more efficiently.
Her motto? Si Se Puede!! (yes you can!)
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