It’s that time of year again! Each new school year is an exciting time not only for students, but also for teachers! They have worked diligently all summer to prepare their classrooms in order to welcome their new students. Creating a learning environment to fit the needs of each unique student is a big task, […]
About Laura Manson
Laura Manson is a registered and licensed occupational therapist (OTR/L) who is passionate about working with pediatric populations. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Psychology with a minor in Business. She earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree from Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine.
During graduate school, Laura worked in an inclusive daycare center and volunteered in a variety of pediatric settings, including a week-long service-learning trip to Guatemala. Laura completed her three-month fieldwork experience in a school setting in Colorado, working with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. She has worked for the past year within the Early Intervention Program in Illinois. She worked with children who presented with sensory processing difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other fine or visual motor difficulties
Laura is registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and is credentialed as an Early Intervention Specialist and Service Provider within the state of Illinois.
All work and no play? No way! It can be difficult to encourage children to participate in daily routines and chores at home. Chores are hard for all of us to complete at times. However, chores don’t have to be all work and no play! By utilizing several simple strategies, doing chores can turn into […]