Emma graduated with her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Art History at Austin College in Sherman, TX. She is a registered and licensed occupational therapist in the state of Texas. Emma believes working as a collaborative team member and building strong foundational relationships are integral to the therapeutic process.
Prior to and since graduate school, she has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorder, developmental delay, cancer, ADHD/ADD, learning disabilities, and anxiety disorders. Emma has taken continuing education courses in DIR/Floortime, sensory integration techniques, the Astronaut Training Protocol (a vestibular-visual-auditory therapeutic protocol), Core Connections, Brain Gym, Bal-a-vis-x, Reiki, and NDT treatment of the baby and young child. She is an Advanced Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) and Safe and Sound Protocol Practitioner and has completed the Level I Mentorship Program through the STAR Institute. Emma is an avid learner and has attended many conferences, reads constantly, and strives to understand how it's all connected and turn it in to practice.
Emma wasn't born in Houston but grew up here, moved away a few times, and kept coming back. She wanted to bring something special to the pediatric therapy community and is eagerly building Foundations Pediatric Therapy into an integrative practice supporting holistic care for children and their families.
Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, practicing yoga, cooking, and scuba diving. She and her husband, Aiar, have two dogs, Bere and Bamba.