Nicole is a Board Certified Occupational Therapist with license to practice in the state of North Carolina. Following attainment of her Bachelors in Science with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy, she pursued her Masters of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Nicole is an active member in the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and North Carolina’s Occupational Therapy Association. She was honored as an Emerging Leader in Occupational Therapy by the AOTA. Following parent nomination, Nicole has been recognized by Charlotte Parent as a Mom Approved Doc.
Nicole has a passion for working children and their families. She strives to integrate the principles of evidence-based practice with a family-centered approach. Nicole is certified in Sensory Integration and the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT). She is a certified and approved provider of Therapeutic Listening®. Nicole is trained in the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics and the Beckman Oral Motor Protocol for feeding and oral motor development. Additional specialties include Handwriting Without Tears, Tscharnuter Akademie for movement Organization (TAMO), Wilbarger’s Therapressure ProgramTM, interventions for Trauma in Children, Reflex Integration, American Sign Language, Social-Thinking, and various visual motor integration techniques including Bal-A-Vis-X.
Early in her career, Nicole developed a strong interest and commitment to working with families and children experiencing sensory processing disorders. This led to further expansion of knowledge and research in neurological and developmental conditions which impact a child’s success and participation. Through her studies and practice, she began to understand that the key to the child’s success was through open communication, collaboration and empowerment of the family. It was in 2010, Nicole was inspired to open a therapy practice in Charlotte that values families and the effort caregivers make to support their children. She has a passion for partnering with families to allow for better understanding of their child’s needs.
As Director, Nicole continues to work with families and their children providing direct intervention, in addition to mentoring a dynamic team of therapists. Through established community partners, she consults with school and organizations to promote understanding and resources that enhance child performance. Additionally, Nicole is available to speak to parents, teachers, and other healthcare professionals on various topics such as Sensory vs Behavior, Sensory Processing and Autism, Executive Functioning, and Handwriting Development.
Nicole says she feels fortunate to work with so many inspiring families, and blessed to be apart of each family’s journey as they play…learn…grow.