Amanda is an occupational therapist who works in the public school system, where she supports students of all ages-- including young adults who are enrolled in a career training program. Amanda is passionate about helping her clients find increased independence, especially through the promotion of physical and mental health and wellness, and the acquisition of life skills. Amanda discovered OT after volunteering at a therapeutic riding facility (a long time ago) in her home state of Rhode Island, so she is thrilled to come "full circle", joining the team at NVTRP in September 2018. Amanda's skillset includes client-centered and evidence-based practices, such as: hippotherapy, constraint induced movement therapy, self-regulation skills, executive functioning training, social skills, ADL and life skill training, animal assisted therapy, post-secondary transition, and parent education. Amanda received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Boston University.
When she's not working in schools or at NVTRP, you can find Amanda promoting health and wellness as a coach! She coaches CrossFit and is an assistant coach for high school cross country and track. Amanda recently received her CrossFit Adapted Training Certificate so she can further support adapted athletes. In her free time, Amanda enjoys trail running and hiking with her rescue dog, and CrossFit and traveling with her husband.