Hi! I am Sarah of Three Trees Pediatric Occupational Therapy, based in Burien, WA. Collaborating with families and helping children make progress in fun and creative ways are my priorities. I believe every family is unique and every child is capable of growth.  Therefore I approach therapy in an individualistic manner where I work within the culture of the family and help the child find the path that best facilitates their growth.

My therapy sessions often include parent education, child therapist interaction, sibling interactions, and problem solving with the family.  Occupational therapy will look different for each child, but I try to incorporate movement, being outdoors, and calm/quiet time in sessions.

Outside of work I love spending time with my friends and family, drinking locally roasted coffee, attending concerts, raising a variety of animals, gardening and trying simple sewing projects!

My Background
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish from Walla Walla University.  I have my Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Puget Sound.  Prior to working as an occupational therapist I coached gymnastics for 4 years and taught physical education and Spanish to first through fourth graders in a private setting for 2 years.

As an occupational therapist I have worked at a non-profit clinic for the last 7 years providing services to children between the age of 3 to 18.  In this setting I have experience working with children who have a large variety of diagnoses or needs. I have a strong passion for working with children who have difficulties with sensory processing and integration.

Advanced Knowledge/Certification
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) – Certified
Neuro Developmental Treatment/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders – Certified
Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) for children with autism
Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach to feeding
Social Thinking
Handwriting without Tears