Jackie’s background includes working with children in outpatient and school settings. She has experience in addressing sensory processing skills, fine motor delays, social skills, handwriting skills, visual-motor skills, and activities of daily living skills such as dressing, eating, and self-care skills. Jackie is experienced in working with children with global developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, social phobias, intellectual disabilities, executive functioning challenges, and Down syndrome, among others.
Jackie is motivated to help children fully enjoy their childhoods while learning and growing to their fullest potential. She believes that all children have unique gifts and abilities and sees her job as an occupational therapist as a help agent to support children in discovering and embracing these gifts in their own unique ways and to flourish into their greatest potential. As a practitioner of occupational therapy Jackie believes in the therapy of action. Through holistic, family-centered interventions Jackie strives to improve the overall quality of life by addressing challenges that affect family relationships, play, friendship, self-perception, independence, and school-related abilities.
Jackie brings her 15 years of experience as a mother of two boys to her practice. She is especially passionate about supporting children connection to the natural world and to their own innate sense of knowing what best meets their needs. Through providing fun, creative, and exciting interventions that challenge each child to adapt, excel, and enjoy all areas of their lives, Jackie hopes to support both the areas of strength and the areas in need of support in all the children she works with.
Jackie received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Dominican University of California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from University of California at Berkeley.