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, pretend play, being silly, and calm/quiet time in sessions.
Outside of work I love spending time with my family of four, visiting my friends, drinking locally roasted coffee, attending concerts, raising a variety of animals, gardening and indoor plants!
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 worked at a non-profit clinic for 8 years providing services to children between the age of 3 to 18. In this setting I experienced working with children who have a large variety of diagnoses or needs. I have had the opportunity to serve my community in this private occupational therapy practice since 2017. Here I continue to focus on my passion of working with children who have difficulties with attention and sensory processing and integration. I also enjoy working on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, social skills and executive functioning.
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
Handwriting without Tears