Performing everyday tasks can be especially challenging for children with sensory sensitivities. Going to the grocery store, running errands, getting dressed, and using the restroom are just a short list of activities that may be particularly daunting for your child. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I hear about the most challenging everyday tasks for children […]
About Traci Hayes
Traci has always had a passion for working with kids and aims to make each session fun while providing the just right challenge. She is a strong believer in utilizing treatment strategies that are effective and research based. Traci received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from DePaul University.
Traci is passionate about working with children with Autism, fine motor/visual motor delay, convergence/divergence insuffiency, hypotonia, anxiety, Down Syndrome, feeding difficulties, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, SIE, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Dysgraphia, and Dyspraxia.
Traci has also worked in early intervention with experience working in the NICU and PICU. Traci is a member of AOTA and WOTA. She also serves as the Developmental Disability SIS Co-Chair for ILOTA. Her continuing education experience includes courses on NDT baby treatment, primitive reflexes, and Rock Tape.
She enjoys volunteering for various organizations around the city including: Make A Wish Foundation and DePaul University’s ASK Program. Traci enjoys playing sports and being active in her free time.