My name is Nicoletta. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/Early Childhood Family Studies from Arizona State University and spent my time working as a habilitation provider with children diagnosed with autism and developmental delays. I earned my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2009 and began my career as an Occupational Therapist at Horizon Pediatric Therapy. In December 2012 I became the OT supervisor at Horizon Pediatric Therapy. I enjoy working with children of all ages and diagnoses and I utilize a holistic, strength based, child and family centered approach to treatment.
I have training in assessment and treatment of children with sensory processing disorders to include Julia Harper’s Level 1- Modulation, Level-2 Self-Regulation, Level 3- Sensory Discrimination Disorders, Reflex Integration to support education, and Sensory Diet course. I am also trained in utilizing The Engine Run Program and the Ready Body/Learning Minds Program. I incorporate a variety of treatment strategies into my care with children, some of which include Kinesio Taping, Bal-A-Vis X, Pediatric Myofascial Release, Brain Gym, and Handwriting Without Tears. Since 2011 I have also been working part time in a private school for children with behavior/ emotional concerns, and children on the autism spectrum. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, hiking, yoga, and traveling.