Whitney has worked with children in school-based, home-based, medical, and outpatient settings. Her experience spans physical and developmental diagnoses, including cerebral palsy, ataxia, seizure disorders, postural disorders, Erb’s Palsy, Down Syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, sensory processing challenges, visual motor and perceptual difficulties, feeding challenges, and developmental delays. Whitney is motivated to help children of all ages experience playfulness and joy while developing new skills, cultivating self-confidence and connecting to others.
Ultimately, she strives to improve the overall quality of life by addressing daily challenges that affect family relationships, friendships, play, school-related tasks, and independence in self-care. Her background as a nanny has provided a strong foundation in identifying the contextual demands of each child’s daily environments. Whitney is committed to providing family-centered care featuring consistent collaboration and communication.
Advanced certifications include:
- Certified in the SOS Approach to Feeding presented by Kay Toomey, PhD.
- Completion of the STAR Center Advanced Mentorship for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sensory Processing Disorder
- iLs Associate trained in the implementation of the Integrated Listening Systems protocol
Whitney has pursued additional training in the following conditions and treatment modalities:
- Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
- Specialized topics in feeding
- Size Matters handwriting program
- Interactive Metronome
- Sonia Story Reflex Integration techniques
Whitney completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Santa Clara University.