20492_Spots_102 elissaElissa received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in educational studies from University of Delaware. Currently, she is in the process of becoming certified in Handwriting Without Tears and has completed the pre-k and k-5 workshops. Elissa has many responsibilities at SPOTS, including co-planning, organizing, and leading the younger Manhattan summer camp. Additionally, she is the volunteer coordinator for people interested in occupational therapy careers and a fieldwork supervisor for graduate students.

During her free time, Elissa loves to cook, go food shopping, and explore the amazing restaurant scene in NYC with her husband. Also, she is into eating healthy and keeping fit. She loves taking Barre, TRX, and HIIT classes as many days a week as her body allows.

What do you like about being an OT?

“I love working at SPOTS and feel that it has been an amazing place to work and to learn. I am most passionate about letting kids play. Children build relationships and skills through play, which we cannot forget. I love seeing a child grow emotionally, socially, and physically and know they had a great time doing it!”

Elissa can be contacted at: elissa.p@spotsot.com