MOTR/L, SIPT, c/NDT
Lani has been a practicing occupational therapist for 8 years. She received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Colorado State University. Lani comes to Bend via Seattle where she completed her fieldwork at Seattle Children’s Hospital and then took a position with Children’s Therapy Center. In that position, she was initially mentored as a clinic-based therapist with older children, before she moved to the early intervention team, where she spent 3.5 years seeing children 0-3 years old with their families. Prior to beginning her occupational therapy adventure, she worked as a behavior data specialist, implementing Applied Behavior Analysis, and as a Mental Health Associate, caring for young children living at a residential psychiatric hospital. Later, Lani graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage and practiced therapeutic massage therapy, including pediatric massage, until she decided to go back to graduate school.
Lani grew up playing in the forests and lakes of Michigan. She finally found her way to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, where she gets to play as often as possible with her husband and their 3 dogs.
Areas of Specialty
Lani has a passion for working with children and families and has experience in clinic, hospital, home, and community based occupational therapy. Lani has participated in continuing education classes, including “The Get Permission Approach to Mealtime Challenges” and “Play Project Intensive Workshop.” Lani is also certified to give the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test and has extensive education about sensory processing and integration.
She has earned her pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment certification, a hands-on/facilitative approach to intervening with neuromotor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Most recently, she earned her certification to practice the SOS approach to feeding and has taken two advanced workshops to support this certification.
Other areas of treatment include social skills/executive function, social skills groups, and feeding groups. Lani’s strongest skillset lays in working with children 0-10 or birth through elementary school.
- Bachelor of Art, University of Michigan
- Master of Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University
- State of Oregon Occupational Therapy License
- National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment
- Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding
- The Play Project
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