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Jackie earned both her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Services and her Master of Education in Occupational Therapy from Springfield College. She is the founder and director of Wellesley Pediatric OT. She gained extensive clinical experience during her work with the pediatric population for the past 15 years in various settings. Prior to founding WPOT, she worked at a private school for children with severe social and emotional disabilities, where she treated children with diagnosis including Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum, learning disorders, Down Syndrome, and Muscular Dystrophy. Jackie has completed advanced training in sensory integration theory and is qualified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests.
Jillian Amo Spatola
JILLIAN EARNED HER BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FROM BOSTON COLLEGE WHERE SHE MINORED IN SPECIAL EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY. SHE RECEIVED HER MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FROM TUFTS UNIVERSITY. JILLIAN HAS WORKED AT WELLESLEY PEDIATRIC OT FOR OVER 3 YEARS, AND HAS PRIOR EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN EARLY INTERVENTION, SCHOOL-BASED, AND INPATIENT SETTINGS. JILLIAN TREATS CHILDREN TO YOUNG ADULTS WITH VARIOUS NEEDS. SHE IS CERTIFIED IN THE PROGRAM OF ESSENTIAL COMPETENCES IN SENSORY INTEGRATION AND IS QUALIFIED TO ADMINISTER AND INTERPRET THE SENSORY INTEGRATION AND PRAXIS TEST. JILLIAN ALSO HAS A LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION IN HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS.
Marisa earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from The Ohio State University where she minored in Speech and Hearing.My name is Marisa Capogreco, and I have my doctorate in occupational therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. My doctoral project focused on helping to establish the pro-bono OT clinic at the IHP, with a focus on the best ways to assess and treat a child with sensory needs. I presented my research at the national OT conference in Philadelphia this year, and I am in the process of publishing it into an OT journal. I also have experience working on a mental health unit at the Cleveland Clinic, where I started a sensory program to help patients cope with symptoms of their mental health disorders. I love walking on the esplanade, cheering on all Boston sports teams, and exploring new places.
Tricia earned both her Bachelor of Occupational Science and Master of Occupational Therapy at Ithaca College. Before joining the Wellesley Pediatric Team Tricia gained knowledge and experience working in Early Intervention and in an Outpatient setting. Tricia treats children to young adults with a variety of delays including Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome, anxiety, seizure disorders, and other developmental delays. With expertise in Sensory Integration, Tricia is an energetic therapist and enjoys getting onto the floor with children to promote motivation and engagement in functional activities.
Kayla is an occupational therapist who received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from New York University and also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications with a focus in studio art from Boston College. Kayla has experience working with the pediatric population in various settings including schools, early intervention, and outpatient sensory gyms. Prior to receiving her masters degree, Kayla worked for the Watertown Public School System, assisting children and their families with disabilities. Kayla embraces a holistic, strengths-based approach to occupational therapy and is passionate about sensory processing. She loves incorporating various sensory experiences into her sessions such as art/messy play and movement. In her free time, Kayla enjoys traveling, spending time with family and yoga.