Renee Arand, M.S., OTR/LOccupational Therapist
I believe that therapy should be focused around each individual child and their specific interests. I love getting to know a child and making therapy as fun and exciting for them because the more they are engaged the more we can help them grow! I love to make my therapy sessions as fun, crazy and messy as each child wants and enjoy working with children in groups.
I am so blessed to be an occupational therapist and to meet so many amazing children on my journey! I love to see the kids I work make progress and meet the goals to help them succeed in life.
I believe that the parents are the true experts on their children and are an absolute vital part of the team. A child can make leaps and strides when everyone is consistently working together in all of their natural environments.
Areas of Specialty
- Emotional Regulation
- Fine Motor
- Visual Motor
- Motor Planning
- Handwriting without Tears
- Experience with Zones of Regulation and The Engine Program
- Extensive continuing education in sensory and behavioral strategies, Sensory-Motor Connection
- Provided In-services to school staff and parents on sensory needs and approaches
Created and led many fun groups:
- Messy Play
- Music and Movement
- Life Skills
- Social Lunch Buddies
- Handwriting Helpers
- Cooking with Courage