Debbie received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology (major) and Education (minor) from New York University. She has received training in sensory integration, reflex integration, neurodevelopmental treatment for babies, Handwriting Without Tears, Brain Gym 101, and Social Thinking. She has worked in schools in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Currently, she is treating at Virginia Day Therapeutic Nursery, Quad Prep School, SPOTS Manhattan office, and SPOTS Brooklyn office. She is a level 1 and 2 fieldwork supervisor and one of the coordinators of the SPOTS Brooklyn Summer Camp.
During her free time, Debbie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a two-year old daughter, named Noelle, and a dog, named Harold, that she and her husband are thankful for every day. Also, she enjoys exploring New York City, playing the piano, and serving in her church’s children’s ministry.
What do you like about being an OT?
“I am passionate about learning about our children’s behaviors and their relationships with others. Each child has an interesting story to tell, and I am thankful to be a part of it. It is fascinating to discover our children’s hearts, explore their gifts, and witness how their gifts help them to function every day. What makes me excited to work at SPOTS is being part of a unified team and using creative methods to help children achieve their goals. I am thankful to have the opportunity to understand and teach children and their families to accept each other. Also, I am thankful that I can use my knowledge and experience not for myself but for others to simply enjoy their daily lives.”
Deborah can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org